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Automotive multilayered chip varistors (AMLV) overview

By November 9, 2021May 21st, 2023No Comments

Eaton offers its AMLV series of automotive chip varistors to expand on its commercial MLV offerings and to complement its automotive, high reliability circuit protection portfolio. Used for automotive transient voltage and electrostatic discharge protection, AMLV varistors provide excellent ESD suppression and electrical transient conduction in accordance with ISO standard 7637-2. Automotive MLVs are offered in 7 industry standard surface mount package sizes to help protect integrated circuits and components at the board level. The multilayer chip construction enhances solderability and manufacturability in automotive systems. The AMLV series is AEC-Q200 qualified and RoHS and Halogen Free compliant. This series meets environment reliability tests for temperature cycling, moisture resistance, biased humidity, operating life, shock, vibration, and more. The AMLV series of chip varistors have working voltages up to 56 Volts DC and 40 Volts AC, a maximum clamping voltage as high as 110 Volts at 1 Amp, and a peak current of up to 1,200 Amps. Eaton offers an MLV product option to meet the requirements of every automotive application.