Very Heavy Duty Telephone Line Surge Suppressor

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To protect modems, FAX machines, telephones and other electronic equipment connected to a standard telephone line (RJ-11 6-pin modular connector), specify model TSS-200. To protect alarm systems, auto-dialers, or other equipment that uses an 8-pin RJ-31X modular jack, specify model TSS-201.

Optional 12" RJ-11 jumper cable is part number TSS-200-CBL. Optional 12" RJ-31 jumper cable is part number TSS-201-CBL.

The TSS-200 Telephone Line Surge Suppressor is a very heavy duty surge suppressor designed to protect modem-based equipment from damage by transients that appear on the phone line. The TSS-200 is used by many investor-owned and municipal utilities to protect telephone modems in electronic metering devices.

What distinguishes the TSS units from other suppressors is our unique three-stage design. A very high speed bi-directional SIDACTORTM works in combination with MOVs and a three-element heavy-duty gas discharge tube to provide a suppressor that has an extremely fast response time yet can also dissipate large amounts of energy. Inter-stage wirewound resistors provide better surge current handling than competing carbon-film designs. Wide PC board traces and ground planes provide additional surge handling capability.

Surge Current
  ANSI C62 (8 x 20μS) T-R, T-G, R-G
20,000 Amps

Energy Dissipation
  10 x 1000μS pulses at 500 Amps
2,000 Joules

Instantaneous Clamping Voltage
  Tip-Ring, Tip-Gnd, or Ring-Gnd
+/-300 Volts P-P

Clamping Time
~ 1 nanosecond

In-circuit Series Resistence
10 ohms

Capacitance (Tip-Ring)
50 pF

Input/Output Jacks
  Model TSS-200: USOC RJ-11 6-pin modular recptacles
  Model TSS-201: USOC RJ-11 8-pin modular recptacles

Ground Wire
  18-inch AWG 16 stranded with 1/4-inch ring terminal

  Double-sided adhesive square or screw mount

Size: 2.75"W x 3.0"H x 1.4"D

Enclosure: High-impact, injection-molded ABS plastic
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