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What is a surface mount TVS diode? Surface mount TVS diodes or surface mount transient voltage suppressor diodes are a discreet, fast switching, semiconductor devices that can respond to overvoltage events faster than most other types of circuit protection devices. Surface mount TVS Diodes feature low clamping voltages and quick response times that are useful for protecting against very fast and damaging voltage transients, such as lightning, inductive load switching and electrostatic discharge. TVS stands for discrete transient voltage suppression. Surface mount TVS diodes are used for a wide variety of applications such as protecting data and signal lines, microprocessors, MOS memory and AC power lines. Industry segments where surface mount TVS diodes are typically used are in telecommunications and industrial equipment, computers, peripheral devices, and consumer electronics. Unidirectional and Bidirectional polarities are available for most series. Surface mount TVS diode versions are available with a power rating that ranges from 200 watts to 5,000 watts. The reverse standoff voltage ranges from 5 to 495 volts. Surface mount diodes come in DO-214AA, DO-214AB, DO-214AC, DO-221AC and SOD-123F package types.
Littelfuse offers surface mount transient voltage suppressor diodes.