New Industry Products

Thick-Film Chip Resistors Feature 3X Higher Power Rating

September 11, 2018 by Paul Shepard

Bourns has announced the introduction of its new ultra-high power thick-film chip resistor series. This new surface-mount series helps strengthen the already broad range of surface mount chip resistors offered by Bourns.

The new Bourns® Model CHP ultra-high power thick-film resistor series offers triple rated power compared to general-purpose resistors. It comes in four different footprints from small 0603 (1608 Metric) up to 2512 (6431 Metric).

The Model CHP series has a wide resistance range from 0.1 ohms and high rated power, making it well-suited for current sensing.

It also has a superior pulse load capability. These resistors are suitable for use within consumer electronics, industrial automation, power supply and LED lighting applications, and communication base stations.

These resistors are made using a thick film element printed onto a ceramic substrate. The 2512-size version offers 3 watts of rated power at 70 °C which is higher than most comparable products on the market.

Summary of features:

  • Thick-film technology
  • Power rating up to 3 Watts at 70 °C
  • High power surge withstanding
  • RoHS compliant
  • Halogen free