TVS Diodes

Transient voltage suppressor diodes, more commonly known as TVS diodes, are used to protect integrated circuits (ICs). TVS diodes protect semiconductors and sensitive components against high transient voltage spikes (overvoltage) and the effects of arcs, EFT, ESD, inductive load switching, and even lightning strikes. RS Components offer an extensive range of TVS diodes from a multitude of brands across the industry, including Bourns, Littelfuse, ON Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, Taiwan Semiconductor, Vishay, and more.

TVS diodes are offered in both through-hole and surface mount packages and can be unidirectional or bidirectional. Unidirectional TVS diodes will only allow positive or negative voltage, whereas bidirectional diodes can operate at both positive and negative voltages. TVS diodes are able to conduct large currents to the ground due to their construction. They feature a much larger p-n junction cross-sectional area than standard diodes. You can learn more in our TVS diodes guide.

What are the benefits of using transient voltage suppressor diodes?

Transient voltage suppressors respond incredibly quickly to overvoltage events, clamping transient voltages almost immediately. This enables them to protect circuits from the effects of arcing, inductive load switching, EFT (electrical fast transients), the ESD (electrostatic discharge) created by data lines and electronic circuits, and even lightning strikes.

What to consider when choosing a TVS diode?

There are a number of differentiators when choosing a TVS diode, but two key factors to consider are reverse standoff voltage and breakdown voltage. Reverse standoff voltage is the operating voltage that the data or power line should not exceed. Breakdown voltage is the voltage rating at which the TVS diode will provide protection and start conducting current to the ground. This voltage value is normally a little higher than the reverse standoff voltage.

Typical applications of TVS diodes

  • TVS diodes have numerous applications but are primarily used to protect microprocessors
  • MOS memory
  • AC power lines
  • Telecommunication equipment
  • Consumer electronics

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RS Stock No. 169-0795
Mfr. Part No.DESD5V0S1BB-7
kr 0,554
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Single Bi-Directional 14V 5.5V 12A Surface Mount SOD-523 5V 100nA 2 130W Yes 1 -65 °C
RS Stock No. 770-5106
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kr 2,326
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Single Bi-Directional 14V 5.5V 12A Surface Mount SOD-523 5V 100nA 2 130W Yes 1 -65 °C
RS Stock No. 770-4816
Mfr. Part No.D1213A-01T-7
kr 2,281
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Single Uni-Directional 17V 6V 5A Surface Mount SOD-523 3.3V 1µA 2 - Yes 1 -65 °C
RS Stock No. 169-0750
Mfr. Part No.D1213A-04TS-7
kr 0,504
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Complex Array Uni-Directional 17V 6V 5A Surface Mount TSOT-26 3.3V 1µA 6 - Yes 4 -65 °C
RS Stock No. 770-4847
Mfr. Part No.D1213A-04TS-7
kr 0,495
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Complex Array Uni-Directional 17V 6V 5A Surface Mount TSOT-26 3.3V 1µA 6 - Yes 4 -65 °C
RS Stock No. 169-0747
Mfr. Part No.D1213A-01T-7
kr 0,507
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Single Uni-Directional 17V 6V 5A Surface Mount SOD-523 3.3V 1µA 2 - Yes 1 -65 °C
RS Stock No. 921-0972
Mfr. Part No.D5V0F1U2LP3-7
kr 2,437
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Single Uni-Directional 12V 6V 1.5A Surface Mount X3-DFN0603 5.5V 100nA 2 0.25W Yes 3 -65 °C
RS Stock No. 165-8323
Mfr. Part No.D14V0H1U2WS-7
kr 0,504
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Single Uni-Directional 25V 14.5V 25A Surface Mount SOD-323 14V 100nA 2 600W Yes 1 -55 °C
RS Stock No. 823-1785
Mfr. Part No.SMCJ58A-13-F
kr 1,044
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Single Uni-Directional 93.6V 64.4V 16A Surface Mount SMC 58V 5µA 2 1500W - 1 -55 °C
RS Stock No. 823-3059
Mfr. Part No.MMBZ15VDL-7-F
kr 1,05
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Common Cathode Uni-Directional 21.2V 14.3V 1.9A Surface Mount SOT-23 12.8V 100nA 3 40W Yes 2 -65 °C
RS Stock No. 133-3365
Mfr. Part No.D5V0S1U2WS-7
kr 2,281
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Single Uni-Directional 16V 6.2V 70A Surface Mount SOD-323 5.5V - 2 1000W Yes 1 -55 °C
RS Stock No. 165-9982
Mfr. Part No.D5V0L1B2T-7
kr 0,398
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Array Bi-Directional 14V 6V 6A Surface Mount SOD-523 5V 100nA 2 84W Yes 2 -65 °C
RS Stock No. 206-0308
Mfr. Part No.SD15C-7
kr 1,829
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Single Bi-Directional 27V 16.7V - Surface Mount SOD-323 - - 2 320W - 1 -
RS Stock No. 122-2903
Mfr. Part No.SMAJ36CA-13-F
kr 0,808
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Single Bi-Directional 58.1V 40V 6.9A Surface Mount DO-214AC (SMA) 36V 5µA 2 400W - 1 -55 °C
RS Stock No. 823-1741
Mfr. Part No.SMBJ33A-13-F
kr 2,544
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Single Uni-Directional 53.3V 36.7V 11.3A Surface Mount DO-214AA (SMB) 33V 5µA 2 600W - 1 -55 °C
RS Stock No. 823-1732
Mfr. Part No.SMBJ30CA-13-F
kr 2,505
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Single Bi-Directional 48.4V 33.3V 12.4A Surface Mount DO-214AA (SMB) 30V 5µA 2 600W - 1 -55 °C
RS Stock No. 921-0975
Mfr. Part No.D58V0M4U8MR-13
kr 2,926
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Complex Array Uni-Directional 100V 64.4V 24A Surface Mount SOIC 58V 200nA 8 2700W Yes 4 -65 °C
RS Stock No. 827-0402
Mfr. Part No.DESD32VS2SO-7
kr 2,981
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Common Anode Uni-Directional 50V 34V 4A Surface Mount SOT-23 32V 100nA 3 200W Yes 2 -65 °C
RS Stock No. 770-4844
Mfr. Part No.D1213A-04SO-7
kr 2,822
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Complex Array Uni-Directional 17V 6V 5A Surface Mount SOT-26 3.3V 1µA 6 - Yes 4 -65 °C
RS Stock No. 122-2904
Mfr. Part No.SMAJ48CA-13-F
kr 0,808
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Single Bi-Directional 77.4V 53.3V 5.2A Surface Mount DO-214AC (SMA) 48V 5µA 2 400W - 1 -55 °C