MULTI Components Pty Ltd , representing Stackpole Electronics Inc. in Australia, has released an anti surge, thick film resistor technology as a surface mount replacement for wirewound and axial leaded film products, the RPC Series. This surface mount resistor is available in ohmic values down from .27Ω to 22MΩ in tolerances to 5% with TCRs of 55ppm/°C.
The RPC Series is rated for operation from -55°C to +150°C. It is a high energy chip that handles 1800W for 1ms for load-power and transient voltage demands.
This technology is also an excellent choice for repetitive surge and pulse load requirements where wirewound and axial-leaded film devices were previously used.