New Industry Products

12W Battery Shunt Resistors offer Resistance of 100µΩ

February 12, 2019 by Paul Shepard

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has introduced the new WSBS5216 and WSBS5216...14 12W Power Metal Strip® battery shunt resistors in the compact 5216 case size. With a resistance of 100µΩ, the Vishay Dale AEC-Q200 qualified devices increase accuracy and lower costs compared with Hall Effect current sensing solutions, while the optional Sn terminal plating of the WSBS5216...14 assists with PCB mounting and provides improved corrosion protection.

The devices released today feature a proprietary processing technique that produces their extremely low resistance value. This low value allows for more accurate data to determine battery charge and discharge, thus helping designers meet specific customer battery-management requirements for applications in gas, diesel, hybrid, and electric cars and trucks, as well as electric forklifts, UPS systems, and other heavy industrial applications.

The WSBS5216 and WSBS5216...14 feature a solid metal manganese-copper alloy resistive element with low TCR (±20 ppm/°C) and a welded terminal-to-element connection that allows for up to 346A of continuous current. The resistors offer low inductance values of <5nH, low thermal EMF down to <1µV/°C, and an operating temperature range of -65°C to +170°C. The devices are RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green.

Power Metal Strip® Battery Shunt Resistor Element

Summary of features and specifications:

  • High power to resistor size ratio
  • Sn plating assists with PCB mounting and corrosion protection
  • Proprietary processing technique produces extremely low resistance values
  • All welded construction
  • Solid metal manganese-copper alloy resistive element with low TCR (<20 ppm/°C)
  • Very low inductance (<5nH)
  • Low thermal EMF (<1μV/°C)
  • AEC-Q200 qualified

Samples and production quantities of the WSBS5216 and WSBS5216...14 are available now, with a lead time of eight to 10 weeks for larger orders.