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What is a TVS Diode?

A TVS diode, or transient voltage suppression diode, is an electrical device which is designed to divert or shunt voltage spikes from a circuit in order to protect that circuit. TVS diodes are also used to protect circuits from electrostatic discharge. Silicon-avalanche diodes (SAD) and Zener diodes are the common types of circuit protection diodes used in TVS applications. SADs see a temperature increase as voltage resistance increases, whereas Zener diodes see a temperature increase as voltage resistance decreases.

Types of TVS Diodes

There are several different kinds of TVS diodes. At Future Electronics we stock many of the most common types categorized by Maximum Clamping Voltage, Maximum Breakdown Voltage, Power Dissipation, Minimum Breakdown Voltage, Directional Type and Packaging Type. The parametric filters on our website can help refine your search results depending on the required specifications.

The most common sizes for Maximum Clamping Voltage are 9.2 V and 19.9 V. We also carry TVS diodes with Maximum Clamping Voltage up to 258 kV. TVS Diodes van be Bi-Directional, Uni-Directional or Uni-Directional/Bi-Directional.

TVS Diodes from Future Electronics

Future Electronics has a complete selection of transient voltage suppression diodes from several manufacturers when looking for a TVS diode array, TVS Zener diode or for any circuit or application that might require a transient voltage surge suppressor diode. Simply choose from the TVS diode technical attributes below and your search results will quickly be narrowed in order to match your specific TVS diode application needs.

If you have a preferred brand, we deal with Diodes Inc., Littelfuse, ON Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics and Vishay, among others. You can easily refine your TVS diode product search results by clicking your preferred TVS diode brand below from our list of manufacturers.

Applications for TVS Diodes:

TVS Diodes can be found in:

  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Wireless communication systems
  • Medical equipment
  • Security systems
  • ATM machines
  • HFC systems
  • Network systems
  • FireWire applications

Choosing the Right TVS Diode:

When you are looking for the right TVS diodes, you can filter the results by various attributes with the FutureElectronics.com parametric search: by Maximum Clamping Voltage (-150 V, 9.2 V, 19.9 V,…), Directional Type (Bi-Directional, Uni-Directional, Uni-Directional/Bi-Directional) and Power Dissipation (from 200 mW to 6600 kW), to name a few. You will be able to find the right transient voltage surge suppressor diode when looking for a TVS diode array, TVS Zener diode or for any circuit or application that may require transient voltage suppression diodes.

TVS Diodes in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities

If the quantity of TVS diodes required is less than a full reel, we offer to customers many of our products in tube, tray or individual quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.

In addition, Future Electronics offers its clients a unique bonded inventory program designed to eliminate potential problems that could arise from an unpredictable supply of products containing raw metals and products with long or erratic lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch so you can find out more on how you can avoid possible shortages.




Featured TVS Diode Products


Manufacturer Part Number Description
Diodes Inc.DLP05LC-7-FDLP05 Series 300 W 6 V Surface Mount Uni-Directional TVS Diode - SOT-23
Diodes Inc.SMBJ36CA-13-FSMBJ36CA Series 600 W 36 V Surface Mount Bi-Directional TVS Diode - DO-214AA
LittelfuseSMBJ5.0ASMBJ Series 9.2 V 0.6 kW Surface Mount Uni-Directional TVS Diode - DO-214AA
LittelfuseSMBJ15CASMBJ Series 24.4 V 0.6 kW Surface Mount Bi-Directional TVS Diode - DO-214AA
LittelfuseSMAJ20ASMAJ Series 22.2 V 400 W Surface Mount Uni-Directional TVS Diode - DO-214AC
LittelfuseSMCJ11ASMCJ Series 18.2 V 1.5 kW Surface Mount Uni-Directional TVS Diode - DO-214AB
LittelfuseP6KE7.5AP6KE Series 11.3 V 600 W Through Hole Uni-Directional TVS Diode - DO-204AC
LittelfuseP4SMA250A400 W 250 V Uni DirectionalThrough Hole Transient Voltage Suppressor Diode
ON SemiconductorMMBZ15VDLT1GUni-Directional 40 W 21.2 V Surface Mount Transient Voltage Suppressor -SOT-23-3
ON SemiconductorMMBZ15VALT1GBi-Directional 40 W 21 V Surface Mount Transient Voltage Suppressor - SOT-23-3
ON SemiconductorSMF05CT1GSMF05C Series 7.2 V 100 W 5−Line Transient Voltage Suppressor Array - SC-88
ON SemiconductorP6SMB6.8AT3GP6SMB Series 274 V 600 W Unidirectional Zener Transient Voltage Suppressor
STMicroelectronicsSMAJ33CA-TRSMAJ Series 400 W 38.6 V Bi Directional Transient Voltage Suppressor - DO-214AC
STMicroelectronicsSM6T6V8CASM6T Series 600 W 6.8 V Bi Directional Transient Voltage Suppressor - DO-214AA
STMicroelectronicsSMBJ20CA-TRSMBJ Series 600 W 23.4 V Bi Directional Transient Voltage Suppressor - DO-214AA
STMicroelectronicsSM6T36ASM6T Series 600 W 36 V Uni Directional Transient Voltage Suppressor - DO-214AA
VishaySMAJ5.0A-E3/61400 W DO-214AC 5 V Uni Directional SMT Transient Voltage Suppressor Diode
VishaySMBJ33CAHE3/52600 W 33 V Bi-Directional SMT Transient Voltage Suppressor Diode - DO-214AA
VishaySMBJ33CA-E3/52600 W DO-214AA 33 V Bi Directional SMT Transient Voltage Suppressor Diode
VishaySMBJ5.0A-E3/52SMBJ Series 5 V Uni Directional Transient Voltage Suppressor Diode-DO-214AA
VishaySMCJ33A-E3/57T1500 W DO-214AB 33 V Uni Directional SMT Transient Voltage Suppressor Diode
VishaySMAJ12A-E3/61400 W 12 V Uni Directional Surface Mount Transient Voltage Suppressor Diode
VishaySMBJ33A-E3/52600 W 33 V Uni Directional Surface Mount Transient Voltage Suppressor Diode
VishaySMBJ12A-E3/52600 W DO-214AA 12 V Uni Directional SMT Transient Voltage Suppressor Diode
VishaySMBJ12CA-E3/52600 W DO-214AA 12 V Bi Directional SMT Transient Voltage Suppressor Diode

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