AVX Corporation has extended the voltage and energy ratings of its radial leaded TransGuard® Automotive Series with the addition of its new VR20 varistors, expanding both the number and type of applications for which the series is an ideal solution. Based on AVX's patented multilayer varistor (MLV) technology, which provides bi-directional transient voltage protection in the on-state and EMI/RFI attenuation in the off-state, VR20 varistors combine circuit protection and EMI/RFI attenuation functions in a single, high-reliability device, allowing designers to both reduce component count and save critical board space. Qualified to AEC-Q200, rated for -55 °C to +125 °C, and featuring a robust construction with conformal epoxy coating, VR20 TransGuard Automotive Series varistors are ideal for use in a variety of harsh automotive and industrial applications, including: inductive switching, DC motors, water and fuel pumps, and relays, amongst others.
Exhibiting exceptional current and energy handling capabilities, AVX's VR20 TransGuard Automotive Series varistors are rated for 25 kV ESD and are available in three working voltages (18 V, 26 V, and 48 V), four clamping voltages (42 V, 54 V, 60 V, and 100 V), and three energy ratings (0.7 J, 1.2 J, and 1.6 J). Lead-free and RoHS compliant, VR20 varistors feature Ni/Sn leads and can be shipped in bulk or packaged on tape and reel. Nickel-free leads are available upon request.