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TVS diodes for automotive use

28 April 2010 Circuit & System Protection

New from Vishay is a series of 1500 W surface-mount automotive transient voltage suppressors (TVS) with a low profile of 1,1 mm and breakdown voltages from 6,8 V to 43 V. Featuring the eSMP TO-277A package, the TPC series offers a 27% smaller footprint than devices in the traditional SMC package.

For high-temperature stability in high-reliability conditions, the devices feature patented construction for a temperature range of -65°C to +185°C. The TPC series offers a peak forward surge current of 200 A and excellent clamping capability from 10,5 V to 61,9 V. The TVS devices are designed to protect sensitive automotive equipment from voltage transients induced by inductive load switching in accordance to IEC61000-4-4 and IEC61000-4-5, and electrostatic discharge (ESD) in accordance to IEC61000-4-2.

Suitable for automated placement, the TPC series offers low incremental surge resistance and fast response time. The devices meet MSL Level 1 standards, per J-STD-020C, are compliant to RoHS directive 2002/95/EC and WEEE 2002/96/EC, and are halogen-free in accordance with IEC 61249-2-21. They are also qualified to AEC-Q101.

For more information contact EBV Electrolink, +27 (0)21 402 1940, capetown@ebv.com, www.ebv.com



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