The Principles of Varistor Selection
The Principles of Varistor Selection DOWNLOAD TECHNICAL PAPER VIEW VARISTOR PRODUCTS
Written By: Teddy Won
A varistor is an electronic component used to suppress transient voltages to protect electronic circuits. The behavior of varistors in a circuit is similar to TVS diodes, but they are entirely different in design, materials, and construction. There are many kinds of varistors on the market suitable for various applications, making choosing the right one to protect a given circuit challenging.
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