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Kory Schroeder
Product Engineering Manager
Stackpole Electronics Inc.

Another wirewound product is added to Stackpole’s extensive wirewound offering...


RALEIGH, NC (Jan. 27, 2009) – Stackpole Electronics, Inc. today announced the release of the BVM series of bracketed vertical mount ceramic housed wirewounds. The part is a standard ceramic housed part stood on end with a bracket attached to the outside of the case which also serves as one of the attachment leads. This product is very popular in many types of higher power supplies that require minimal board space usage and a robust mounting method, which are common requirements for industrial power and control applications.

The BVM series is an extension of the Stackpole’s popular VM series and is available in sizes from 5 watts up to 25 watts. Tolerances of 1% and 5% are standard, TCR for the series is +/- 300 ppm, and the use of a metal oxide resistance element allows the BVM series to achieve values up to 50K. This extremely robust series is 100% RoHS compliant and has an operating temperature range up to 275C. Finally, the BVM series also offers a non-inductively wound version for resistance values less than 50 ohms, and is denoted by the part number NBVM.

The new BVM series is available in standard bulk packaging. Standard minimum package quantities vary with size and range from 500 pcs to 1500 pcs. Pricing varies with size, tolerance, and resistance value and ranges from $.25 to $.60 each in minimum quantities. Contact Stackpole for volume pricing.

For more information about Stackpole products, contact Stackpole Electronics Inc. at 2700 Wycliff Road, Suite 410, Raleigh, N.C. 27607; phone 919-850-9500; fax 919-850-9504; email marketing@seielect.com; or visit the Web site at www.seielect.com.

Stackpole Electronics Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of resistors supplying to the world’s largest OEMs, contract manufacturers and distributors. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., the privately held company began manufacturing in 1928 as part of Stackpole Carbon Company in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania. Now affiliated with Akahane Electronics, Stackpole has manufacturing facilities in Japan, Taiwan, China and Mexico; warehousing facilities in El Paso, Guadalajara, Hong Kong and Japan; and sales offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Taiwan.