Chip Varistor

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Achieve electrostatic protection excellent effect by ceramics materials and process technology of its own.
Alternate of the Zener diode is easy, and contribute to the size and weight of the applications.
The wide product line up of the laminate structure, and adaptable to a wide range of applications to high-speed signal lines from the power supply.

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What is the Multilayer Chip Varistor?

  • Varistor stands for Variable Resistor

    It’s a voltage nonlinear resistor/voltage-dependent resistor.

    It is an element that changes its resistance value depending on applied voltage.

    This is the ceramic electronic component the character of which is used to protect electronic devices from the abnormal voltage, such as lightning surge and static electricity.

  • Appearance
  • Chip Varistor Appearance
  • Construction
  • Chip Varistor Construction
  • Voltage vs. Current
  • Chip Varistor Voltage vs. Current

    Varistor’s voltage/current
    characteristics differ from a fixed resister
    and the element changes its resistance values widely!

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What is the function of Chip Varistor?

checkmark Current-Voltage characteristics

It protects electronic devices from electrostatic discharge (ESD) by utilizing its characteristic of changing resistance values depending on applied voltage!

checkmark ESD suppression mechanism

checkmark ESD suppression effect (ex.)

ESD suppression effect (ex.)

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Types and applications of electrostatic countermeasure components.

Chip Varistor is mainly applied to general signal circuits and in-vehicle devices; it can be applied to various devices.

Types and applications of electrostatic countermeasure components.

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Examples of use

Examples of Chip Varistor

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