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Kory Schroeder
Product Engineering Manager
Stackpole Electronics Inc.


RALEIGH, NC (April. 28, 2009) - Stackpole's RHC Series offers design engineers a cost effective, electrically efficient, and dimensionally small option for 2 watt resistor requirements. It offers this power rating over wide resistance range of 0.1 ohm to 1 Meg ohm unlike many current sensing resistors. In addition, at 2 watts of power, the RHC Series will typically run considerably cooler than other chip resistors of the same size, even those that are also rated for two watts of power. The temperature difference of 30C to 40C less for the RHC allows downsizing instead of causing problems for other heat sensitive components.

Applications and markets for the RHC Series are quite broad. The main applications with the need for this type of device would be professional, commercial, and industrial power systems, controls, and industrial and commercial automation. Other markets and end products include medical applications such as physical therapy equipment, biomed, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and dispensing equipment. The RHC may be used for audio applications, high speed communication, thermostats and HVAC, metering, monitoring, and detection, as well as for avionics and instrumentation.

The RHC Series is available in 4K pcs quantities on standard 7 inch reels. Some sizes and resistance values may also be offered in 1K reels making them an outstanding choice to support quick turn shortages. Pricing varies with tolerance and resistance value and ranges from around $0.25 each to $0.40 each in minimum quantities; contact Stackpole for volume pricing. Around 85 part numbers are currently in stock at Digi-key.

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.