Surge current ratings are available to 150 KA for 8/20 µs wave, to 10 KA for 10/1000 µs wave, and to 50 KA for 10/350 µs wave. Breakdown voltage ratings range from 75 VDC minimum to 5000 VDC maximum.
Applications include protection of electronics, electrical control, grounding, isolation, railroad, pipeline, military, and any other industrial application where gas tube / spark gap device is applicable.
Characteristics include bipolar and automatic operation. Device extinguishes on each current zero. Capacitance 0.5 to 5 pico farads. Resistance 10,000 megohms in non-conducting state. In the arcing state a 15 to 25 volt drop occurs for one ampere to several thousand amperes.
- Standard diameters available for two and three electrode models :
- 0.750" for extra heavy duty
- 0.500" for heavy duty
- 0.310" for medium duty
- 0.140" for light duty