TVS diodes

Suppressor Diodes, or Transient Voltage Suppressor Diodes (TVS Diode) are used to protect electronic circuits from voltage pulses. used. Switching operations or nearby lightning strikes can briefly cause voltages are generated, which are sufficient to cause semiconductor devices in the Circuit to destroy. Suppressor diodes become conductive when their Breakdown voltage is exceeded. By parallel connection to a component to be protected, the pulse is dissipated, which means that no destructive stress can build up. Thereby this behaves in particular due to low leakage current and capacitance ideally completely neutral outside of a surge event.