Ok i am a hobbyist and i currently building a circuit in which when i place this on an oscilloscope i am gaining a voltage spike of 38V i need to minimise this spike down to a maximum of 20V in order to protect my external circuitry. When my circuit is working under 20V i need this protective device to have no action thus the circuit as it would. The current in this circuit is a big problem so using resistors in series resulting in less current is not an option. I have heard that there are protective resistors that can be used or zenner diode circuits. can anybody help me with this? Regards Daniel Floyd.