AVX Develops Radial Leaded High-Temperature Automotive Varistor Solution

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its automotive product portfolio to include a compact radial leaded, high temperature varistor solution. Developed specifically for harsh environments, including under the hood automotive applications, the space-saving Radial Leaded High-Temperature Automotive TransGuard Series is qualified to AEC Q200 and features an operating temperature of 150°C. Providing bi-directional transient voltage protection in on-state, the Radial Leaded High-Temperature Automotive TransGuard Series also provides excellent EMI/RFI attenuation in the off-state.

“AVX’s automotive product offering features the smallest products available on the market combined with the highest temperature ratings in the industry. The Radial Leaded High- Temperature Automotive TransGuard Series features very compact height and thickness specifications, providing a space-saving design compared to leaded disc varistors,” said Sonja Brown, global circuit protection product manager at AVX.

Providing high energy/current handling capability and 25kV ESD rating, the RoHScompliant Radial Leaded High Temperature Automotive TransGuard’s robust construction make it ideal for down-hole drilling and other harsh environment applications as well.

The Radial Leaded High Temperature Automotive TransGuard is the first release in a complete line of radial leaded varistor devices that will be released throughout the next 12 months. The series will ultimately include radial leaded varistors for industrial applications, automotive nonharsh environ applications, and extended voltage ratings for use in heavy equipment and commercial vehicle applications.

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