Stackpole Electronics (Raleigh NC) has announced that the SM Series offers a robust wirewound product in a surface mountable device capable of handling up to 4W in a single part. A single SM resistor can handle high continuous power with relatively low heat rise and has compliant metal terminations which eliminate part and solder joint cracking problems. In addition, the SM Series can operate safely in temperatures up to 275°C. Markets and applications include:

  • Engine controls.
  • Electric motor, fan, & pump controls.
  • Power conversion.
  • Current limiting for circuit protection.
  • Test, measurement, & data acquisition.
  • Precision automation systems.
  • Thermostats.

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