SurgePOD™ surge protection moduels


Standard and universal versions

Bussmann series standard and universal SurgePOD modules are PCB-mountable for original equipment applications.

Universal modules are primarily differentiated from the standard modules by having consistent terminal spacing dimensions on all Maximum Continuous Operating Voltage (MCOV) ratings.

This consistent terminal spacing eliminates the need for OEMs to maintain multiple PCB designs.

Standard modules have two available terminal lengths and spacing dimensions vary by MCOV rating (see standard module dimensions for details). Bussmann series SurgePOD surge protective overvoltage devices are board-mounted. Upon an overvoltage condition, their voltage clamping feature becomes conductive, safely shunting the surge to ground.

All SurgePOD devices are UL 1449 3rd Edition Recognized Type 1 SPD and contain an internal element that safely disconnects the device upon reaching an overvoltage breakdown condition.

Optional remote contact signaling is accomplished with an optional Normally Open microswitch that closes upon reaching an overvoltage breakdown condition.

Optional local visual indication is accomplished with optional visual indicating tabs that protrude through the device’s top upon reaching an overvoltage breakdown condition.

Product profile No. 3207

Data sheet No. 1170

Bussmann series SPD selector

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

Five Standard and Universal modules with ratings for systems from 150Vac to 550Vac MCOV.

Catalog Number SPOD_ (Standard Module), SPODU_ (Universal Module)
Agency Information UL 1449 3rd Edition Recognized Type 1 Surge Protective Device for AC applications; File E340782
Maximum Continuous Operating Voltage (MCOV) 150Vac to 550Vac
(See Data Sheet 1170 for details)
Short-Circuit Current Rating (SCCR) 200kA
Nominal Discharge Current (In) 8/20µs 20kA
Max Discharge Current Rating (Imax) 8/20µs 50kA
Optional Remote Contact Signaling Microswitch 20mA @ 15Vdc
Environmental Specifications - Plastic Material: Polybutylene Terephthalate; Flammability Rating: UL 94V0
- Storage Temperature: -25°C to 85°C
- Operating Temperature: -25°C to 85°C
Electrical Safety All components are rated IP20 finger-safe in the installed state


  • MCOV Voltage ratings to meet system requirements (150V, 270V, 320V, 420V and 550V).
  • Various terminal lengths to match application design needs.
  • Optional local visual indication tab of overvoltage breakdown condition.
  • Optional remote contact signaling Normally Open (NO) microswitch for integration into monitoring systems.
  • IP20 Finger-safe rated in the installed state.