Pico Protector Module
- Product Resources
- Part Numbers
- Installation Instructions
- Pico Protector - PG-25 & PK-25 (Rev. B)
- Pico Protector - PG-50 & PK-50 (Rev. C)
- Pico Protector PG-06 & PK-06 (Rev. B)
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Designed for use as secondary protection (to supplement primary protection). Each Pico® module provides both overvoltage and "sneak current" protection on 66M blocks in one pair increments. The Pico uses very high-speed, solid-state technology for voltage protection and fuses for current protection.
The Pico Protector provides an effective and economical way to protect expensive and sensitive electronic equipment.
The system consists of two components: a protector module and a ground kit. Ground kits are available and consist of a snap-on ground plate or "bus bar" and jumpers to safely divert surge energy to ground.
- Easy Access — Molded handle for easy installation and removal
- Priority Circuit Identification — Special red designation caps are available to label priority circuits
- Side Stackable — Protects 1-pair each and can be end- or side-stacked
- No Additional Space Requirements — Plugs directly onto 66 clips over existing cabling
- Multi-Pair Protection — Provide up to 50-pair protection on a standard M1-100 block
- Surge Protection
- Pico Protector provides low cost wiring surge protection for system or station equipment. A necessity for areas with high electric storm activity.
- Replaceable Fuses
- Fuses can be easily replaced if necessary, eliminating costs of replacement modules.
- In-Line Testing
- TP-4P test probe allows you to attach test equipment to the 66 block without removing the Pico Protector. This handy adapter can also be used to easily remove protector modules from quick clips.
- DC breakover voltage:
- The voltage range at which a given module will activate to divert surge energy to ground.
- Stand-off voltage:
- The maximum voltage level of the Pico® module under no-surge conditions that will keep it from interfering with normal operation of the circuit.
- Frequency bandwidth limitations may apply. Contact our Technical Support Department.
- Technical Tip!
- You can retrofit Pico Protectors on an installed M1-50 block. The ground bar mounts inside the fanning strip (as shown here) allowing the Pico module to be plugged into the center rows of an M1-50 block.
- PM-027 (Picture) DC Breakover Voltage (±15%) = 27.0 volts, Stand-off Voltage (Vso) = 19.0 volts
- PM-068 (Picture) DC Breakover Voltage (±15%) = 68.0 volts, Stand-off Voltage (Vso) = 50.0 volts
- PM-140 (Picture) DC Breakover Voltage (±15%) = 140.0 volts, Stand-off Voltage (Vso) = 102.0 volts
- PM-180 (Picture) DC Breakover Voltage (±15%) = 180.0 volts, Stand-off Voltage (Vso) = 131.0 volts
- PM-230 (Picture) DC Breakover Voltage (±15%) = 230.0 volts, Stand-off Voltage (Vso) = 180.0 volts
- *For protecting equipment that is connected to Central Office (voice, fax, modem, etc.) lines, the PM-230 module is always recommended.
Because we continuously improve our products, Siemon reserves the right to change specifications and availability without prior notice