New Industry Products

Carbon Comp Resistors for Non-Inductive Pulse Handling

January 25, 2017 by Jeff Shepard

The new RC Series of carbon composition axial leaded resistors from Stackpole is a good choice for high speed or high energy pulse handling requirements. The large mass of the carbon resistive element efficiently dissipates high energy surge events while the almost negligible inductance allows for higher switching speeds than comparable wirewound resistors.

Carbon Comps remain a favorite choice for switch mode power supplies as well as many other snubber and energy dumping applications. The RC Series is also a popular choice for surge withstanding in meters and data collection devices as well as a variety of lighting products.

The RC series is available in ¼ watt, and ½ watt sizes in resistance values from 1 ohm up to 22 Meg ohm. Standard tolerances are 5% and 10%. Pricing for the RC varies with size, resistance value, and tolerance, and ranges from $0.085 to $0.185 each in full reel quantities. Contact Stackpole or one of our franchised distribution partners for volume pricing.