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This surge protection device (SPD) provides 6kV/3kA surge protection for a DC power source + balanced pair telecom-like signal, for example CAN-bus or RS485. This SPD is based on TVS diodes for the DC- rail protection. This eliminates the aging aspect of metal-oxide varistors. The gas-discharge tube on the differential pair still undergoes some wear from exposures, but since the typical expected exposure are only 1.2/50µs surges (due to coupling with the DC power lines), actual energy is much less than the 10/700µs surges that the part is rated for.

Standard versions are bare PCB modules, suitable for mounting in a dedicated enclosure (approximately 8×8cm junction box) or to be fitted somewhere in an existing enclosure. There are also clamps for DIN rail mounting.

CAN-bus surge protection device


  • Versions for 12VDC and for 24VDC
  • Series resistance 0.5Ω, maximum current 3A
  • Maximum clamping voltage during 6kV/3kA surge at 85°C VNOM + 33%, so 16V and 32V respectively
  • 6-Pin spring-contact terminations for CAN-bus, ground, power, shield and earth
  • Grounds and shields individually terminated to earth via 1nF Y1 capacitors
  • 6kV Surge rated; 1.2/50µs 2Ω on DC-input, 12Ω to earth, 10/700µs 25Ω on CAN-bus/balanced pair
  • Voltage to earth clamped with 1kVDC/6.5kA varistor
  • 120Ω current-limited switchable termination
  • Conformally coated circuit board 67mm × 62.5mm, 4mm oblong mounting holes pitch 56-60mm
  • Available with various enclosures; polycarbonate, aluminium or antistatic polyester
  • ATEX component increased safety 'ec' (IEC 60079-7), 'nA' (IEC 60079-15)



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