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Diotec Diodes Offers Additional Data Security When Lightning Strikes

Updated: Oct 26

When it comes to data protection, we may first think about data theft and security. Yet, there is also another threat that comes directly from the sky: lightning strikes which hit the power lines lead to voltage peaks. In worst case scenario, this can destroy the data storage electronics and the related data stored.



According to Uptime Institute, most data center outages are usually tied to electrical equipment. Downtime is becoming more expensive, with more than 60% of failures resulting in more than $100,000 in total losses, while the share of outages that cost more than $1 million had increased to 15%. Power-related outages account for 43% of such outages that are classified as significant.


Diotec offers TVS (Transient Voltage Suppressor) diodes like the 3.0SMCJ16A-AQ which are able to protect the supply lines in data storage and server systems and therefore the related data. The diode comes in the DO-214AB/SMC package, offers 16 V of stand-off voltage and 3 000 W of peak pulse power at the typical standard lightning pulse 10 / 1 000 µs.


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In the post COVID-19 pandemic world, reliable digital infrastructure is even more important in keeping the economy connected as more people and businesses move online. Cloud networking, data center storage and server solutions are the heart of our daily life and businesses worldwide.


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