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Vishay Intertechnology Introduces New Series of Varistors

Vishay Intertechnology has recently introduced a new series of VDR metal oxide varistors (MOV) certified for operation up to +125 °C in accordance with UL 1449 edition 4, VDE/IEC 61051-1/2. Designed to provide overvoltage and transient voltage protection in consumer goods and industrial applications, the Vishay BCcomponents VDRUS series offers 30 % higher surge current capability than previous-generation devices.

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The Key Features of the Device Include:

  • Low β high purity zinc oxide disc
  • Halogen-free high-temperature-resistant silicone coated
  • Straight or kinked leads

The VDRUS series is available with current surge capability from 1.8 kA to 13 kA, rated voltages from 115 VAC to 680 VAC, energy absorption from 19 J to 720 J, and straight or kinked leads.

The Key Application includes:

The varistors are optimized for use in power controllers and input filters for

  • Appliances: stoves and washing machines
  • Industrial applications: motor controllers, AC/DC converters, and circuit breakers.

RoHS-compliant and halogen-free, the devices are suitable for automatic pick and place mounting and compatible with wave soldering and pin in paste reflow soldering processes.

Samples and production quantities of the VDRUS series are available now, with lead times of six to eight weeks.

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