Transient Voltage Surge Protectors employ nanotechnology.

Press Release Summary:

Supplied in surface mount packaging for space-limited applications, HSP Series is constructed with nanotechnology and ceramic-based compound. Multilayer varistors feature high voltage withstand of 250–300 Vac and high surge current withstand of 200–800 A, dependent on package size. Meeting IEC61000-4-5 standard, devices are suited for LED lighting applications as well as power boards, base stations, AC power supplies, industry equipment, and controllers.

Original Press Release:

AEM's New Surface Mount Transient Voltage Surge Protectors Have High Voltage Ratings

Ceramic-based HSP SV series multilayer varistors employ nanotechnology to provide high voltage clamping levels; compact, surface-mount packaging ideal for space-limited applications.

SAN DIEGO -- AEM Components introduces the latest series of High Voltage (SV) protection SMD components in its High Surge Protection (HSP) multilayer varistor family. These devices are constructed with AEM's innovative nanotechnology and ceramic-based compound. This combination results in a product line that is capable of clamping high voltage and current surges to safe levels.

Important features of the HSP Series include:

--  Compact footprint (1210 - 1812 - 2202 package sizes)

--  High voltage withstand (250 -300 VAC)

--  High surge current withstand (200 - 800 A, dependent on package size)

--  Meets voltage surge requirements of Energy Star and IEC61000-4-5

--  Lead-free and RoHS

By meeting the IEC61000-4-5 standard and having a compact footprint, the HSP SV is a practical solution for LED lighting applications where board space is limited.  Other common applications include power boards, base stations, AC power supplies, industry equipment, and controllers.

Pricing and Availability

The HSP SV series is now available in mass quantities. Pricing starts at $0.414 to $0.672 per unit for OEM quantities. For additional technical information, data sheet and application note are available online: For samples, interested parties can contact a local AEM Distributor:

About AEM Components (USA), Inc.

With over 25 years of experience, AEM Components (USA), Inc. has become a leading manufacturer in the surface mount electronic components industry, and it is one of the few companies to have its own unique technology platform. AEM's surface mount fuses; ESD suppressors and multilayer varistors (MLVs) provide circuit protection for commercial electronic products. The company also offers chip inductors and beads for electromagnetic (EMI) signal filtering. AEM possesses patented process technologies as well as proprietary nanoparticle composite material technologies, equipment technologies and computer simulation capabilities. AEM houses research and development centers, manufacturing facilities and sales offices in the United States and throughout Asia. More information about AEM can be found at


Eileen Lundquist


AEM Components (USA), Inc.


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