Dual Element Multilayer Varistor with High ESD Value

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AVX has expanded its rugged automotive portfolio to include a miniature, dual element AC multilayer varistor designed for use in automotive low power AC circuits. Designated the MAV Series, the AEC Q200-qualified MLV not only has the ability to clamp large amounts of transients in a bi-directional manner, but also provides an excellent EMI/RFI attenuation in the off-state, making it unsurpassed in efficiency as well as safety.

The MAV Series provides a 110V peak-to-peak at125kHz capability and an ESD value of 25kV (HBM ESD Level 6). Featuring low loss characterisitcs, the ability to handle large amounts of transients, and a sub-nanosecond turn-on time that clamps energy before peak, all in an ultra-compact package, the MAV Series is ideal for use in automotive applications including AC circuits, LC resonant circuits, transformer secondaries, and GFI modules.

In addition to developing a highly efficient MLV, AVX also managed to significantly reduce the MAV Series’ footprint, thus meeting space and weight constraints typical of automotive and harsh environment applications. Available in 0603 single-element and 0405 dual-element packages, the RoHS compliant product is AEC Q200 qualified with PPAP documentation available upon request.


• 110 Pk-Pk @ 125kHz capability
• AEC Q200 qualified
• ESD rated to 25kV (HBM ESD Level 6)
• EMI/RFI attenuation in off state
• Bi-Directional protection


• LC resonant circuits
• AC sampling circuitry
• Transformer secondaries
• GFI modules