Electronic Design

Protection advantages of surface mount Power TVS Diodes for AC and DC power supplies

Sponsored by: Bourns

Power line surges and indirect lightning strikes greatly affect maintenance costs and uptime in AC and DC power supplies.  A new application note from Bourns shows how Power TVS diodes can be implemented to limit the peak surge voltage without short-circuiting the line for an extended period of time. The benefits of surface mount packaging for enhanced surge response and low inductance are presented, along with the reliability and durability advantages of Power TVS diodes compared to MOVs.

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