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The Thick Film Resistor Manufacturing Process

The thick film resistor manufacturing process can directly impact resistor performance parameters. These include resistor value, tolerance, temperature coefficient of resistance, drift and power rating. The Perfect Resistor A perfect resistor will have a constant...

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Power Resistor Stability – 3 Things To Consider

When choosing the correct power resistor for a specialist application it is important to go further than a simple review of datasheet parameters. If a resistor is to perform to specification over the long term, there is more to consider than resistance value,...

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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 (Electrostatic Discharge). The term Pulse generally refers to an overload condition with high power and long duration whereas surge...

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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. Heat in the...

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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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How To Specify Custom Heater Resistors

Heater resistors are used in a wide variety of applications from simple demisting elements in car windscreens to complex medical applications where demand is increasing for custom heater resistors to satisfy the requirements of demanding and diverse medical...

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Thick Film Resistors vs Wirewound – A Comparison

There are many resistor technologies available, but the most common are Wirewound and Thick Film. In this post, we compare thick film resistors vs Wirewound equivalents. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each type. When comparing various types of...

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