Excelitas spark gaps are high-energy, voltage-controlled switching devices, unique in their ability to repeatedly switch currents of thousands of amperes. These devices are appropriate for use in commercial, industrial, and military ground and aerospace applications.
- Over-Voltage Spark Gaps - typically used to divert stored energy inside capacitor banks or inductors to protect their internal components, such as microwave tubes.
- Triggered Mini Spark Gaps and Transformers - used in the activation of electro-explosive devices, such as electronic safe and arm systems, exploding bridge wires, and detonators.
- Triggered Spark Gaps - made up of three electrodes hermetically sealed in a pressurized envelope, these create a high voltage spark gap switch at low impedance and are used in series switches.
- Triggered Vacuum Spark Gaps - the ideal high voltage spark gap switches for applications that require a wide operating voltage range. Gaps are used in overvoltage protection in crowbar circuits.