Used in a range of different configurations of power supplies, these power resistors are primarily deployed to absorb the inrush current caused by the switching action of a power device such as a MOSFET or IGBT, or to measure and control the current used in the power supply as a shunt.
The resistors feature a high power rating, low inductance and high power threshold, making them well suited for a variety of telecom and industrial applications, including:
- current limiting
- capacitor discharge; and
- current measurement circuits.
The power resistors are also suitable for use as components in electronics such as:
- air conditioning equipment
- medical equipment
- wind power generation machines; and
- high power microscopes.