Which Power Resistor is Right for Your Application?

Power resistors are fundamental to proper circuit design – they control current flow and ensure that ICs and transistors receive the correct voltages and currents. Since these amounts differ greatly depending on application and product, resistors come in a variety of construction types and materials.

Review the common constructions and their properties in “Power Resistor Materials and Construction.”

This whitepaper covers:

  • Common resistor construction types: wirewound, composition, thick film and thin film
  • The specific materials used in each construction
  • Typical applications for each resistor type
  • General properties like size, resistance tolerance, and inductance

About Ohmite

Ohmite has been the leading provider of resistive products for high current, high voltage, and high energy applications for over 90 years. The company’s full complement of resistor construction includes wirewound, wire element, thick film, and ceramic composition. Ohmite also leads the way in thermal management for resistive and other technologies offering a vast array of heatsinks.

About ESI

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