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How To Specify A Custom High Voltage Resistor

The system designer may choose from a wide range of standard high voltage resistor products. For most applications a standard device will be adequate but for some more demanding and specialist applications, only a custom high voltage resistor solution will suffice....

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Thick Film Power Resistor Applications

Power resistors are used in a wide range of applications. They are primarily used as protection devices but are also found in power dissipation applications. The most common types of power resistor technology are wirewound and thick film. They are compared in detail...

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How To Choose The Right Resistor – 3 Things To Consider

When trying to choose the right resistor for a particular application it may appear only resistance value, tolerance and voltage is relevant. These parameters are important but if a resistor is to perform to specification over the long term there are three key issues...

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High Value Resistors Manufacturing And Application Issues

There are many resistors available with values in the mega-ohm range. Resistors in this resistance range are available in a wide range of package styles to suit a variety of applications. Making high value resistors for specialist applications in the Giga-ohm range is...

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Surge Resistors In ESD Management Applications

In this post, we consider the use of Surge resistors to maintain operator safety in applications with the potential for high ESD. The term Pulse generally refers to an overload condition withhigh power and long duration whereas surge generally means an overload of...

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Choosing A Thick Film Power Resistor Substrate

Armed with the resistor performance specification and full details of the application a specialist thick film power resistor manufacturer will select the most appropriate substrate technology to deliver a reliable resistor solution at an appropriate cost. There are...

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Thick Film Custom Resistor Package Styles

Thick film resistor technology is the ideal choice for many applications. Other resistor technologies may outperform thick film in certain applications but are usually lower density and/or higher cost solutions. Thick film technology has excellent thermal properties...

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