composition resistor

composition resistor

[‚käm·pə′zish·ən ri′zis·tər]
(electronics)
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has developed a 1W carbon composition resistor to accompany its existing W and W carbon composition resistor offering.
Carbon composition resistors, now being phased out, use a mixture of finely-ground carbon and a ceramic insulating material.
Due to its power film resistive element and laser spiral calibration, these resistors present alternatives carbon composition resistors and replacements for wirewounds up to 5 W.
Although film and composition resistors are available up to 3W, they can present problems in performance, precision, TCR stability and environmental reliability when operated at that power level.