Stackpole improves TCR on RMCW wide terminal thick film resistors

11th April 2022
James Anstee

Commercial and industrial power electronics increasingly demand robust power supplies with high stability and low thermal resistance. For these requirements, standard chip resistors may not be the best solution.

Wide terminal chip resistors, such as Stackpole’s RMCW, provide terminations on the long sides of the chip to provide better current handling and thermal resistance. The result of these benefits is lower PCB temperatures for a given chip size and power rating and better overall stability performance. The RMCW now has improved TCR of 200 ppm for resistance values from 1 to 10 ohms for better performance over a wide range of temperatures.

The RMCW is available in resistance values from 1 ohm to 10M in 1% and 5% tolerances. Applications include power management, battery charging, motor controls, industrial machinery, appliances.

Pricing varies with tolerance and resistance value and ranges from $0.016 to $0.115 each in full reel quantities. Contact Stackpole or one of our franchised distributor partners for volume pricing.

For more information about Stackpole products, contact Stackpole Electronics, Inc. at 3110 Edwards Mill Rd., Suite 207, Raleigh, NC 27612; phone 919-850-9500; email; or visit our website at

Stackpole Electronics Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of resistors. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., the privately held company began manufacturing in 1928 as part of Stackpole Carbon Company in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania. Now part of the Akahane Stackpole Manufacturing Group, Stackpole has facilities in Japan, Taiwan, China, the US and Mexico.

Product Spotlight

Upcoming Events

View all events
Latest global electronics news
© Copyright 2024 Electronic Specifier