High power resistor series is AEC-Q200-compliant

The CRG2512 high power resistor features a metal strip resistive element, very low inductance and a wide resistance range, said Bourns. The resistor is AEC-Q200-compliant. 

According to Bourns, the metal strip resistive element offers “excellent” pulse load capability and low temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR). These capabilities in help increase the resistor’s reliability for inrush current limiting in capacitors, hot swaps and snubber circuits in current sensing, power supply, stepper motor drive and input amplifier applications.

Available in a 2512 (6432 metric) surface mount package, the CRG2512 resistors have a power rating of 1.0 or 2.0W, a TCR as low as ±50 ppm/ degrees C and an operating temperature range of up to 170 degrees C. The metal resistive element construction also contributes to low inductance, low noise and “excellent reliability” in resistance values from 110 to 680 mOhms.

The resistors join Bourns’ portfolio of surface mount metal strip chip resistors designed for current sensing applications. These resistors detect and convert current to an easily measured voltage, which is proportional to the current through the device. 

Current sense resistors are growing in popularity due to their high measurement accuracy and relatively low cost compared to other technologies.

The CRG2512 high power resistors are available now and are sulphur-resistant, RoHS compliant and halogen free. 

Bourns maufactures position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, medical (low/medium risk) and audio segments. 


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