P6KE24CA TVS Diode 24V 600W
A transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diode is an electronic component used to protect sensitive electronics from voltage spikes induced on connected wires.
The device operates by shunting excess current when the induced voltage exceeds the avalanche breakdown potential. It is a clamping device, suppressing all overvoltages above its breakdown voltage. It automatically resets when the overvoltage goes away, but absorbs much more of the transient energy internally than a similarly rated crowbar device.
A transient-voltage-suppression diode may be either unidirectional or bidirectional. A unidirectional device operates as a rectifier in the forward direction like any other avalanche diode, but is made and tested to handle very large peak currents.
A bidirectional transient-voltage-suppression diode can be represented by two mutually opposing avalanche diodes in series with one another and connected in parallel with the circuit to be protected.
• Plastic package
• Exceeds environmental standards of MIL-STD-19500
• 600 W surge capability at 10 × 1,000 µs waveform, duty cycle: 0.01%
• Excellent clamping capability
• Low zener impedance
• Fast response time: typically less than 1.0 ps from 0 V to VBR for unidirectional and 5 ns for bidirectional
• Typical IR less than 1 µA above 10 V
• High temperature soldering guaranteed: 260°C / 10 seconds / 0.375 Inched (9.5 mm) lead length/5lbs. (2.3 kg) tension