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  • Manufacturing costs may be further reduced, where the varistors are formed as discs, because varistor discs are substantially cheaper to manufacture than blocks: discs may be formed by 'autopressing' and the firing thereof is quicker since they are much thinner than blocks.

    --John Thatcher, 1996, "Electrical Surge Arrester", U.S. Patent 6,008,977, column 3

    July 11, 2010