TransGuard Multilayer Varistors for Automotive Applications

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AVX has expanded its TransGuard Series to include automotive specific varistors tested to Load Dump and Jump Start requirements. Designated the VCAS Series, the AEC Q200 qualified varistors are designed to automobile industry standards and feature excellent energy/current handling capability.

The VCAS Series varistors provide bi-directional protection and are print controlled to include users in the product modification process. Available in voltage ratings ranging from 16Vdc to 85Vdc with case sizes ranging from 0402 to 1210, the VCAS Series is ideal for CAN based module, sensor, module load dump protection and motor/inductive load transient suppression applications in internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and commercial vehicles.

The VCAS Series delivers an excellent solution to address the automobile industry’s need for effective transient voltage/signal suppression coupled with consistent and reliable performance.


  • High Reliability
  • High Energy Absorption (Load Dump)
  • High Current Handling
  • AEC Q200 Qualified
  • Bi-Directional protection
  • EMI/RFI attenuation
  • Multi-strike capability
  • Sub 1nS response to ESD strike


  • Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Vehicles
  • Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV)
  • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)
  • Commercial Vehicles
    • CAN, LIN, FLEXRAY based modules
    • Sensors
    • Module load dump protection
    • Motor/inductive load transient suppression