BSPD Type 1 and Type 2 SPDs

High capacity surge protective devices for switchboards

The BSPD Surge Protective Devices (SPDs) help protect electrical and electronic equipment from overvoltage surges. What’s more, they enable compliance with 2014 NEC® 700.8 that requires a listed SPD to be installed in or on all emergency system switchboards and panelboards.

The RoHS compliant BSPD uses thermally protected Bussmann series SurgePOD™ technology to safely shunt overvoltages to ground while its thermal disconnect capability eliminates the need for additional fusing.

Product profile No. 10208

NEC requirements and selection guide no. 10876

Data sheet No. 10209

Installation sheet No. 10207

Application guide No. 3193

Surge protective device master spec No. 10204

Warranty statement No. 3A1502

Bussmann series SPD selector

Find the surge protective device you need based upon your overvoltage protection needs - covers power and data signal SPDs.

Catalog Number BSPD_ (build-a-code) See product profile for details
Voltages and systems - 120/208V Wye
- 277/480V Wye
- 600V Wye
- 240V Delta
- 480V Delta
- 600V Delta
SCCR 200kA
Nominal discharge current 20kA In
Surge current capacity per phase Imax - 120kA
- 200kA
- 300kA
- 400kA
Enclosures - NEMA 1
- NEMA 4X 304 stainless steel
Configurations - Basic (Type 1)
- Standard (Type 2)
- Standard with Surge Counter (Type 2)
Agency information - Basic (Type 1), Standard (Type 2) and Standard with Surge Counter (Type 2) configurations UL Listed 1449 4th Edition, File E316410 Guide VZCA, CSA Certified Notice 516 File 43397
- Standard (Type 2) and Standard with Surge Counter (Type 2) configurations are also UL Recognized 1283 5th Edition File E316410 Guide VZCA2, CSA Component acceptance Std. C22.2 No. 8-M1986 File 243397
Warranty 10 years


High capacity BSPD SPDs offer:

  • 120kA to 400kA surge current capacity ratings (Imax) meet the requirements of larger switchboards and electrical panels.
  • UL maximum 20kA nominal discharge current rating (In) and 200kA Short-Circuit Current Rating (SCCR) meet most system requirements.
  • easyID™ LED status indicators provide surge protection at a glance.
  • Available Form C contact, EMI/RFI filtering and surge counter options to meet specific application requirements.