MultiLayer Varistor (MLV)

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EPCOS brand Multilayer varistors are voltage-dependent resistors which protect susceptible circuitry from transient overvoltage by forming a low-resistance shunt when voltage increases above the threshold value. Multilayer varistors are ceramic based transient voltage suppressors. Main use: ESD and other transient protection


  • Bi-directional protection
  • High energy/current handling capability
  • ESD per IEC 61000-4-2 level 4
  • Sub 1ns response time
  • RoHS compliant
  • No derating up to 125°C standard series
  • High Speed, Controlled Capacitance, Radio Frequency, Telecom, Ceradiode and Automotive Series also available.


  • Telecom
    • Mobile phone (audio lines, display, camera, antenna, data line, pushbutton, etc.), base station, DECT
  • Industrial
    • Electro motor, drives, computers, controllers
  • Automotive
    • Safety, infotainment, comfort & convenience, body control, drive train
  • Consumer
    • TV, DVD/Bluray, set-top box, notebook, printer, MP3 player, tuner, interfaces such as audio, video, USB, Ethernet, HDMI, SATA, push button