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Kory Schroeder
Product Engineering Manager
Stackpole Electronics Inc.

Open bare metal element offers low resistance values at low cost ...


RALEIGH, NC (Feb. 9, 2009) – Stackpole Electronics, Inc. announced today the release of the BR series, a radial leaded thru hole current sense resistors. The bare metal element design allows for maximum cooling via airflow, forcing less heat into the PCB. The BR series uses 20 ppm resistance material for outstanding stability over temperature. This series is inherently flameproof and has extremely low typical inductance of 1 nH or less. The product is extremely stable over many hours of life, showing resistance shifts of less than 0.5% and less than 0.25% for short time overloads.

The BR series is available in 1, 3, and 5 watt sizes with TCR ranging from 100 ppm to 20 ppm depending on resistance value. 1%, 2%, and 5% tolerances are available and resistance values as low as 1 milliohm are possible. The BR series is also capable of operating temperatures up to 275C. These factors make the BR series an outstanding choice for all types of high current power supplies and power applications requiring a robust part that is impervious to most environmental stresses.

The BR series is available in bulk packaging in 1000 increments, and is RoHS compliant and 100% lead free. Lead time is stock to 8 weeks ARO. Pricing varies by size, resistance value and tolerance, and ranges from $0.20 each to $0.47 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.