Farnell stocks IsoMOV hybrid protectors from Bourns
The recipient of the Electronic Products Passives Product of the Year award in February 2022, the Bourns IsoMOV hybrid protection component, is now available from Farnell, an Avnet company.
The hybrid protection component can be used in electric vehicle charging systems, industrial power supplies, power line communications, high-speed information and communication technology (ICT) equipment, as well as a wide range of harsh environment or remote, exposed applications where repairs can be both physically challenging and expensive to perform.
The IsoMOV protector’s hybrid design integrates a GDT (gas discharge tube) and MOV (metal oxide varistor) solves MOV failure issues while delivering considerably enhanced surge performance, operational life and device reliability, claims Farnell. Combining both devices into a single package allows the GDT to block leakage currents through the MOV that may lead to premature failure, making the MOV inherently more robust without adding additional components into the circuit design, said the company.
Product designers are now able to tailor or upgrade surge protection without having to make performance, size, cost or redesign compromises. IsoMOV protectors allow designers to do away with larger, generally lower-performing and often more expensive surge protection design alternatives.
Hybrid protection component integrating the GDT function directly into the MOV itself, providing an elevated level of surge protection performance, operational life and enhanced device reliability.
Combining both devices into a single package allows the GDT to block leakage currents through the MOV that may lead to premature failure, making the MOV inherently more robust without adding additional components into the circuit design.
IsoMOV protectors enable designers to better tailor the surge protection performance to their space requirements and allow them to upgrade their MOV overvoltage protection to include the proven benefit of GDT isolation without a PCB redesign.
Industry-standard pin layouts offer a substantial performance and reliability upgrade over same-size standard MOVs in a pin-to-pin drop-in-replacement form factor.
Bourns manufactures and supplies of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical (low/medium risk) and audio/video.
The IsoMOV protectors from Bourns are now available from Farnell in EMEA, Newark in North America and element14 in APAC.