2028 2046

GAS DISCHARGE TUBES
Bourns Adds New Heavy-Duty Precision Gas Discharge Tubes
Riverside, California -June 11, 2013 - Bourns is pleased to announce the release of the Model 2046
and 2028 Series of 8 x 10 mm Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) products. The new GDTs are primarily
targeted to telecom applications requiring ITU compliance but are suitable for use in many other
applications. The GDTs are 3-electrode devices with a maximum 8/20 µs surge current rating of
up to 30 kA. Model 2028 and 2046 are offered as a core package for cassette or radial leaded for
through-hole applications. An optional Fail-Short mechanism is available for thermal runaway
protection.
Series
2046-xx-XX
2028-xx-XX
Description
Heavy-Duty
3-Electrode
Gas Discharge Tube
Long Life
Heavy-Duty
3-Electrode
Gas Discharge Tube
Package
Dimensions
(Dia. x Length)
mm
DCBD Range
(V)
Max. Surge Rating
8/20 µs (kA)
Core & Radial
8 x 10 mm
90-600
20
Core & Radial
8 x 10 mm
230-420
30
Features
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Long and stable service life
Low leakage
Low capacitance
High surge current rating
Optional Fail-Short mechanism available on
some models
Applications
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Telecommunications CPE and network
equipment
Industrial electronics, power supplies
Data communications
Consumer electronics
Medical equipment
Each of the model series is RoHS compliant* and the Model 2046 is UL Recognized.
Product data sheets with detailed specifications and a cross reference search feature can be viewed
on the Bourns website at www.bourns.com. If you have any questions, please contact our customer
service teams in your region or Bourns Customer Service at (951) 781-5500.
*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.
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