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    Surge lighting protection for 24V circuit

    I having a circuit is equip with isolate dc dc 24v to 5v to power my embedded circuit. The distance from power supply to my circuit is 50m (out door). What kind of device i should choose for protection: mov, tvs, efuse, gas tube..

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    Re: Surge lighting protection for 24V circuit

    Multiple parallel TVS would be my first choice. Sufficient DCDC isolation voltage for common mode surge can be an issue, PCB spark gaps may be helpful.



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    Re: Surge lighting protection for 24V circuit

    Hi,

    It surely depends on the situation.
    * If the wiring is overhead
    * In the mountains (rocky)
    * and it ends on a high metal pole
    You need a higher protection class, than with
    * underground wiring
    * plain, wet, ground

    For good protection you need a multistage system. With series isolation or current limiting, and parallel earthing.
    Gas discharge, isolation or other series impedance, TVS at least
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    I'd feed the 24V over the long distance. It doesn't need that high protection level and it may have higher series impedance with less power loss.

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