Bourns Extends Voltage Range of Popular High Power TVS Diode Product Series


Bourns® Model PTVS3-015C-TH Diode (Download hi-res JPG – 466 kb)

RIVERSIDE, Calif., November 19, 2015 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the extension of the voltage range of its popular high power TVS (PTVS) diode PTVS3 product series. The new 15 V bidirectional high current PTVS diodes are designed to meet the protection needs of DC power supplies and power management systems with 12 V batteries. Designated Model PTVS3-015C-TH, the latest high current bidirectional TVS diodes from Bourns offer bidirectional port protection meeting IEC 61000-4-5 8/20 μs current surge requirements. When compared to typical competing MOV technology, the use of Bourns’ innovative silicon technology in the Power TVS products provides a lower clamping voltage under surge, greater performance stability and increased reliability.


“Based on customer demands, Bourns added the new lower 15 V PTVS model to our line-up giving exposed and/or harsh environment power supplies the protection they need,” said Ben Huang, Product Line Manager at Bourns, Inc. “What makes these new devices ideal is that they exhibit an excellent surge response versus temperature where the maximum surge current at 150 °C exceeds 70 % of their rated value at 25 °C.”

Pricing and Availability
As a pricing reference, the Bourns® Model PTVS3-015C-TH is priced at $9.90 each in 50 piece quantities. The new model is available now and is RoHS compliant* and halogen free**.

To learn more about the Bourns® Model PTVS3-015C-TH, please visit the Power TVS Diode product page.

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at

* RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.

** Bourns considers a product to be “halogen free” if (a) the Bromine (Br) content is 900 ppm or less; (b) the Chlorine (Cl) content is 900 ppm or less; and (c) the total Bromine (Br) and Chlorine (Cl) content is 1500 ppm or less.

*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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