SLVSED2C December 2017 – November 2019 TVS0500
The TVS0500 can be used in either unidirectional or bidirectional configuration. Figure 10 shows unidirectional usage to protect an input. By placing two TVS0500's in series with reverse orientation, bidirectional operation can be used, allowing a working voltage of ±5 V. TVS0500 operation in bidirectional will be similar to unidirectional operation, with a minor increase in breakdown voltage and clamping voltage. The TVS3300 bidirectional performance has been characterized in the TVS3300 Configurations Characterization. While the TVS0500 in bidirectional configuration has not specifically been characterized, it will have similar relative changes to the TVS3300 in bidirectional configuration.