The greatest current-carrying bidirectional Power PTVS Diode series from Bourns is now available in a small surface mount DFN package. The 20kA, 8/20s current surge may be handled by the Model PTVS20-015C-H at a low voltage of 15V. In high-power DC line protection applications, these properties provide efficient ESD protection.
The diode satisfies the requirements for IEC 61000-4-2 Level 4 ESD protection. It also contributes to achieving IEC 61000-4-5 8/20 s current surge requirements for lightning protection by offering low clamping voltage at peak pulse current. Designers typically have to link many devices with poor current handling capabilities in parallel in order to accommodate huge currents like 60kA in next-generation applications. Fewer devices need to be linked in parallel now that a single device can handle 20 kA to provide the same degree of protection. This helps conserve important PCB space and lowers the overall BOM count.