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Bourns New Hybrid Surge Protective Device Offers Multi-Mode Protection in a Compact Design

Bourns New Hybrid Surge Protective Device Offers Multi-Mode Protection in a Compact Design

06 January 2020
Utilizing an innovative hybrid protection design, Bourns' latest SPD integrates the company's MOV and GDT technologies

RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 6, 2020 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the Bourns® Model 1202 Series. This Type 1 hardwired hybrid surge protective device (SPD) is designed for AC infrastructure applications. Bourns engineers have combined the company's fast-responding Metal Oxide Varistor (MOV) technology with its low leakage Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) technology to deliver a device that provides consistent, long-life, reliable and enhanced protection performance. The Model 1202 Series employs a full multi-mode protection scheme that can be utilized in line-to-line, line-to-neutral and neutral-to-ground configurations.

The innovative hybrid design uses the GDT to isolate the MOV from the line voltage thus shielding it from transients and temporary overvoltage spikes that can potentially damage the MOV over time. The GDT's ultra-low leakage also helps to reduce damage due to watt loss heating.

The Model 1202 has a nominal current rating of 10 kA and a short circuit current rating of 25 kA. The device's LED indicators provide visual indication when the surge protector encounters any situation that requires its internal safety fusing to activate. In addition, the Series is IP66/NEMA 4x rated and can be used indoors or outdoors. As a Type-1 SPD, the Model 1202 requires no external line fusing or circuit breaker, and can be placed on the line side of the main service disconnect. The extensive features designed into Bourns' latest hybrid SPD make it an optimal solution to protect against lightning threats, up to rated limits, and for AC power-induced problems in applications such as service entrances, branch and OEM panels, electrical infrastructures and in equipment and systems cabinets.

Available now, Bourns® Model 1202 Series is available in a 120 Vrms version as well as a 120/240 Split Phase version. Both models are RoHS compliant* and listed to UL 1449, Issue 4. For additional product information, please see:

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, medical (low/medium risk)**, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at

Bourns®, TBU® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

*RoHS Directive 2015/863, Mar 31, 2015 and Annex.

**Bourns® products have not been designed for and are not intended for use in "lifesaving," "life-critical" or "life-sustaining" applications nor any other applications where failure or malfunction of the Bourns® product may result in personal injury or death. See Legal Disclaimer Notice

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