Class II Surge Arresters use MOVs and GDTs.

Press Release Summary:

Available from 1–pole to 4–pole, DRS Series uses removable modules consisting of thermally protected MOVs, MOV in series with gas discharge tubes, and GDTs only. DIN rail-mountable devices provide both visual and electrical indicator in case of failure, and meet short circuit current rating of 200 kA without internal fuse. Designed to meet UL 1449 3rd edition, KEMA certified surge arresters handle line voltages up to 385 Vac and maximum current ratings of 40 kA or 20 kA.

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DIN Rail Class II Surge Arrestors - DRS Series

Carrollton,  TX - Dean Technology, Inc. today announced another addition to its CKE suppression products, the DRS series. These are DIN rail mountable Class II surge arrestors using modules of either thermally protected  MOVs, gas discharge tubes, or the two in series.  They meet  UL 1449 3rd edition, and are KEMA certified.

The modules used in the DRS series product are easily removable and replaceable, for easy service and cost consciousness.  The MOVs used in the DRS Series are all integrate a thermal disconnect apparatus allowing for non catastrophic failure.

“Dean Technology works hard to ensure we’re offering products that all of our customers worldwide require,” said Griffin Caruolo, Director of International Business Development  for Dean Technology.  “The DRS  series  uses  the  DIN rail package that’s become a standard for European and other international markets and will be a wonderful addition to our offerings for those customers and partners.”

The DRS Series comes in a wide variety of configurations, from one pole to four pole, and any configuration of MOV, MOV in series with GDT, and GDT only modules.  They provide both a visual and electrical indicator in case of failure, and meet a short circuit current rating of 200 kA without an internal fuse.  They can meet line voltages up to 385 Volts AC, and maximum current ratings of either 40 kA or 20 kA.  The DRS Series meets UL 1449 3rd edition, and are in accordance with standard EN 61643-11:2012 and IEC 61642-11:2011 with KEMA certification.

All of the DRS Series parts are available immediately directly from Dean Technology, or through any approved sales partner or distributor. 

About Dean Technology, Inc.

Dean Technology, Inc. ( specializes in the manufacture, distribution and support of high  voltage  components, assemblies  and power supplies. Its three  main  product  lines include HV Component Associates  (HVCA), CKE, and High Voltage Power Solutions  (HVPSI).  The HVCA line of products centers  on high voltage diodes, rectifiers, bridge rectifiers, ceramic disk  capacitors, and  custom assemblies for specific applications. CKE products are a leading line of high voltage and high power silicon rectifiers, MOVs, selenium suppressors, silicon carbide varistors, as well as custom assemblies. The HVPSI product line includes high voltage power supplies, multipliers and  test equipment. Dean Technology’s full family of products  provides  complete coverage  of high voltage and high current  solutions for any application. For sales and technical information Dean Technology can be reached at +1.972.248.7691.

Press Contact:

Griffin Caruolo


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