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Energy Varistors

The ultra reliable MOV

Made mostly of zinc oxide, the Metal Oxide Varistor or MOV is a semiconductor structure which makes it the most essential element for an arrester to work. This material is very durable and long lasting. It is the heart of a surge arrester.


Features

  • IEC / IEEE (ANSI) compliant
  • Customized diameter up to 125 mm and height from 2 mm up to 44 mm
  • High discharge current for 4/10 μs impulses
  • Repetitive charge transfer rating up to 8.0 C
  • Maximum energy absorption up to 3500 A on 2 ms impulses
  • High end gradient performance discs ranging from 200 V/mm up to 550 V/mm
  • Glass passivated collar
  • Excellent thermal recovery capability
  • Low resistive power dissipation
  • Available for special applications such as under oil for transformer windings protection, DC application and under gas (SF6) for Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) with high gradient blocks.

Benefits

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Small size of MOV with better electrical performance

  • Glass passivated collar enhancing energy absorption and high current discharge  

  • E36 series 36 mm diameter to withstand 100 kA for 4/10 μs impulses

  • E41 series 41 mm diameter to withstand 0.4 C repetitive charge transfer


 Reliable ageing performance

  • Low resistive power dissipation at AC application

  • DC ageing with dispolarity

  • Maximum energy absorption up to 3500 A on 2 ms impulses

  • Gradient performance of 220 V/mm for standard application

    • 350 V/mm for Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) application, upon request
    • 550 V/mm for customized application, upon request
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Renewable Energy

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PDF Reference voltage (min) (kV) Residual voltage at nominal discharge current 8/20 µs or Ures (kV) Diameter (mm)
0.385·Ures,  0.400·Ures,  0.425·Ures,  0.431·Ures,  0.450·Ures 6.85 … 7.85 - 15.15 … 17.15 48 - 99
3 - 6 7.35 … 8.25 - 15.05 … 17.05 32 - 41.9

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  • Design overview
  • Overview of types
  • Ordering code system
  • General technical information
  • Selection procedure
  • Application notes
  • Calculation examples
  • Soldering instructions
  • Reliability tests
  • Approvals
  • Quality and environment
  • Climatic conditions
  • Cautions and warnings
  • Taping, packaging and lead configuration
  • Symbols and terms
  • Equation overview

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