Anti-surge thick film power resistor saves board space and lowers component counts

Update: April 6, 2023

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc has improved the Vishay Draloric RCS0805 e3 anti-surge thick film Resistor in the 0805 case size offering a higher power rating of 0.5W.

With its increased power rating, the device can now be employed in place of four standard parallel resistors in the 0805 case size; two parallel devices in the larger 1206 case size; or one resistor in the 1210 case size. This enables designers to save board space in automotive, industrial, medical, and telecommunications applications while reducing component counts and lowering placement costs. The resistor also offers superior pulse load performance and ESD surge characteristics compared to standard chip resistors for applications subject to high and repetitive surge pulses.

AEC-Q200 qualified, the RCS0805 e3 features a resistance range from 1-Ohm to 10MOhm – and 0-Ohm jumper – with tolerances of ±0.5%, ±1%, and ±5%, and TCR of ±100ppm/K and ±200ppm/K. The resistor provides an operating voltage of 150V and an operating temperature range of -55C to +155C. RoHS-compliant and halogen-free, the device is ideal for automatic assembly systems processing and wave, reflow, or vapour phase soldering per IEC 61760-1.

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