Components for Low-Voltage Surge Protective Devices - Part 321: Specification for Avalanche Breakdown Diode (ABD)
|Publication Date:||1 December 2001|
|ICS Code (Diodes):||31.080.10|
This part of IEC 61643 is applicable to avalanche breakdown diodes (ABDs) which represent one type of surge protective device component (hereinafter referred to as SPDC) used in the design and construction of surge protective devices connected to low-voltage power distribution systems, transmission, and signalling networks. Test specifications in this standard are for single ABDs consisting of two terminals. However, multiple ABDs may be assembled within a single package defined as a diode array. Each diode within the array can be tested to this specification.
This standard contains a series of test criteria for determining the electrical characteristics of the ABD. From the standard test methods described herein, the performance characteristics and ratings of the ABD can be verified or established for specific packaged designs.