MOTION CONTROL: AVX Corp. expanded its multilayer TransGuard® Series to include an 85V dc rating in a 1210 case size. Designated the VC121085S151 Series, the cost effective single-chip solution provides bi-directional transient voltage protection in the on-state and excellent EMI/RFI attenuation in the offstate. Equipped with sub-nS turn-on time, the 85V dc varistor has the ability to withstand multiple strikes and provides excellent energy and current handling capability while protecting sensitive circuits from over-voltage conditions caused by ESD, lightning, NEMP and inductive switching.
In addition, the VC121085S151 Series devices have a peak current rating of 250A, whereas competitive devices are limited to 200A ratings.
The VC121085S150 Series is ideal for dc-to-dc converters on hybrid electric vehicles; aftermarket automotive accessories, such as GPS and audio equipment; renewable energy modules using a 48V BUS, like wind powered chargers, solar panels, and inverters; as well as commercial and military vehicles.
Typical pricing ranges from $0.08 - $0.140 for standard commercial product depending on volume, with a lead time of 12 weeks.
-Edited by Kelsey Anderson