Varistor Eliminates Fire Danger
Eliminating the risk of fire or explosion resulting from overvoltages or leaky currents, the SFS14K385E2 from Epcos, is a varistor designed with a plastic coating to prevent smoke from developing. In the event of a fault, no other components in the immediate vicinity of the varistor are damaged. Due to its heat resistance and flame-retarding design, the varistor meets the UL 94 V-0 and CSA standards. The varistor type is designed for 385 Vrms. Its surge current capability is 5,000 A and its maximum energy consumption is 136 J for 2 ms. Typical applications are in domestic appliances and power supplies.