Littelfuse has announced its Xtreme varistor series. Constructed with a proprietary powder formulation developed by Littelfuse, these smaller varistors offer robust surge performance that helps prevent damage, fire hazards and catastrophic failure even under extreme circumstances.

Application examples include home automation, large/small appliances, outdoor LED lighting, smoke detectors/fire alarms and smart meters.

Littelfuse global product manager, EBU passive product management, Johnny Chang, said: “The Xtreme varistors provide numerous design advantages over several technologies currently on the market. The combination of their small footprint, wide operating voltage range and high surge current rating, will result in more robust protection for your latest product designs.”