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SMD Varistors are available with nickel barrier terminations.

Press Release Summary:

SMD Varistors are available with nickel barrier terminations.

Apr 18, 2014 - Available with nickel barrier terminations that are compatible with most manufacturing processes, SMD multilayer varistors of ZV Series provide transient voltage protection for low voltage applications. In addition to ASIC inputs, controllers, and medical devices/instrumentation, suitable applications include audio circuitry and preamps, security systems, LCDs, as well as optics and opto-isolators.

Stackpole Electronics, Inc. - Raleigh, NC

Original Press Release

ZV Series Varistors Now Available with Nickel Barrier Terminations

Press release date: Apr 07, 2014

RALEIGH, NC – The ZV Series of SMD multilayer varistors is now available with nickel barrier terminations. Nickel barrier terminations are compatible with most manufacturing processes and are easier to work with than palladium silver terminations. This enhancement makes the ZV Series a great choice for transient voltage protection for a wider variety of low voltage applications.

• ASIC inputs
• Controllers
• Medical devices and instrumentation
• Audio circuitry and preamps
• Security systems
• LCDs
• Optics and opto-isolators

Pricing is size and voltage dependent and ranges from $0.165 to $0.415 each in full reel quantities. Contact Stackpole or one of our franchised distributor partners for volume pricing. Many popular sizes and voltage ratings are available in stock or through online distribution.

For more information about Stackpole products, contact Stackpole Electronics, Inc. at 2700 Wycliff Road Suite 410, Raleigh NC 27607; phone 919-850-9500; email; or visit the website at

Stackpole Electronics Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of resistors supplying to the worlds largest OEMs, contract manufacturers and distributors. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., the privately held company began manufacturing in 1928 as part of Stackpole Carbon Company in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania. Now affiliated with Akahane Electronics, Stackpole has manufacturing facilities in Japan, Taiwan, China and Mexico; warehousing facilities in El Paso, Hong Kong and Japan; and sales offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

KEKO VARICON continues the tradition of ceramic electronic components started by Iskra Group 50 years ago. KEKO VARICON headquartered in Zuzemberk, Slovenia, has produced over-voltage protection devices for more than 15 years. Its name was derived from "VARistor" and "CONdensator", the old term for a capacitor. Today, KEKO VARICON is a leading supplier of over-voltage protection devices to many of the top electronics companies throughout the world. KEKO VARICON and SEI have formed a strategic alliance to jointly promote the sale of KEKO's products throughout North America.