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Switching Spark Gaps (SSG) are active components that work reliably even after igniting thousands of times. Switching Spark Gaps utilize the advantages of arc discharge principle: The enormous speed at which the arc is formed (<50 ns) as well as the high current capability allow the generation of short pulses of 10µs pulses with extremely high current or voltage rise times and low power loss. They can be used in all applications where high voltage pulses must be generated such as for the ignition of HID xenon lamps in automotive headlights.


Nov. 29, 2018
"Products Conforming to European Union RoHS Directive / Product Information Concerning Revised China RoHS" has been updated.
Apr. 12, 2017
“Classifications of Medical Devices” and TDK Products’ Coverage of Those Classes has been released.
Mar. 12, 2017
Release of "myTDK", our membership-based service
Apr. 19, 2016
Application Guides|Added Medical equipment
Apr. 4, 2016
Switching Spark Gaps: The product portal has been renewed.
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