The electrical characteristics of a SMT100 device are similar to that of a self-gated Triac, but the SMT100 is a two terminal device with no gate. The gate function is achieved by an internal current controlled mechanism.
Like the T.V.S. diodes, the SMT100 has a standoff voltage (Vrm) which should be equal to or greater than the operating voltage of the system to be protected. At this voltage (Vrm) the current consumption of the SMT100 is negligible and will not affect the protected system.
SELECTING A SMT100
1. When selecting a SMT100 device, it is important that the Vrm of the device is equal to or greater than the the operating voltage of the system.
2. The minimum Holding Current (Ih) must be greater than the current the system is capable of delivering otherwise the device will remain conducting following a transient condition.