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Transient Suppression Devices

Transient suppression devices are electronic components used to protect electronic circuits from voltage spikes and surges that can damage or destroy sensitive components. These voltage transients can be caused by lightning strikes, power surges, electrostatic discharge, or electromagnetic interference.

Transient suppression devices work by providing a low-impedance path for the transient current to flow to ground, diverting the energy away from the sensitive components. There are several types of transient suppression devices, including:

1. Varistors: Varistors are voltage-dependent resistors that provide a high resistance under normal operating conditions, but a low resistance under high-voltage transient conditions. They are commonly used in power supplies, motor controls, and lighting systems.

2. Metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs): MOSFETs are used as voltage clamps to limit the voltage to a safe level during transient events. They are commonly used in automotive electronics and power supplies.

3. TVS diodes: TVS (transient voltage suppressor) diodes are used to protect electronic circuits from voltage spikes and surges by providing a low-impedance path to ground. They are commonly used in telecommunications, power supplies, and automotive electronics.

4. Gas discharge tubes: Gas discharge tubes (GDTs) are used to protect electronic circuits from high-voltage surges by ionizing a gas within the tube to provide a low-impedance path to ground. They are commonly used in telecommunications and power systems.

Transient suppression devices come in different package sizes and current ratings, depending on the application and the required performance. They can be integrated into a circuit board or mounted in a separate enclosure, depending on the application and the space available.

Transient Suppression Devices

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