composition resistor

composition resistor

[‚käm·pə′zish·ən ri′zis·tər]
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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.
is proud to announce a new technologically-advanced RM, (carbon-ceramic) and RO, (carbon-polymer) series of carbon composite resistors that can replace 1 watt and 2 watt carbon composition resistors, which are difficult to source.
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.