Influences of Unsuitable Varistor Rated Voltage

Jun. 25, 2021

Varistor is a voltage-limiting protection device. Utilizing the non-linear characteristics of the varistor, when an overvoltage occurs between the two electrodes of the varistor, the varistor can clamp the voltage to a relatively fixed voltage value, thereby protecting of the circuit. Varistor has fast response speed, low leakage current, superior voltage ratio, stable execution ability to suppress overvoltage.

The selection of the varistor voltage should be appropriate, because too high or too low voltage will cause the following negative results:

1)If the voltage value of the varistor is too high, it is equivalent to increasing the operating voltage of the protection circuit, and the corresponding residual voltage will increase, so the varistor may not be able to properly play the protection role

2) If the varistor voltage is too low, frequent over-voltage shocks will reduce the performance of the varistor and increase the leakage current. When the peak voltage of the power supply is greater than the voltage of the varistor, the varistor will fail , It will not only affect the normal operation of the circuit, but may also cause the varistor itself to burn out.

The correct selection method of varistor voltage:

When the varistor is working, the power supply voltage at both ends cannot exceed the continuous working voltage specified in the specification. That is, the large DC working voltage of the varistor must be greater than the DC working voltage (VIN) of the power line (signal line), that is, VDC‚Č•VIN; for the varistor selection of 220V AC power, the fluctuation range of the grid working voltage should be considered, and the varistor voltage must cover the range.

Influences of Unsuitable Varistor Rated Voltage

It is very important to select the voltage of the varistor correctly. If you have any questions about the voltage of the varistor during use, you can consult a professional for advice. It is advisable to purchase varistors from regular manufacturers. Dongguan Zhixu Electronics Co, Ltd (also JYH HSU(JEC)) have a full range of varistor models the quality is guaranteed. Our factories have passed ISO9001:2015 quality management system certification. Our safety capacitors (X and Y series)andvaristors havepassed authoritativecertificationsof many countries and its ceramic capacitorsandfilm capacitors are in line with environmental protection directives.

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