Wirewound Temperature Sensing

Wirewound Temperature Sensing

Wirewound Temperature Sensing Resisors Many of Riedon’s Temperature sensing Wirewound products are available in special high Temperature Coefficients of Resistance (TCR), ideal for use in temperature sensing applications. Wirewound temperature sensors provide the most...

Thin Film Resistor Construction and Properties

Thin Film Resistors Thin film resistors are built on a ceramic base, with the resistive layer sputtered on top using vacuum deposition to create a chip resistor. The material used is commonly an alloy of nickel and chrome called Nichrome. The thickness of the film...

Most reliable; Wirewound Power Resistors

Wirewound Power Resistors Wirewound power resistors are rugged, reliable, small, and compatible with modern PCB and surface mount manufacturing systems. Although they have been around for a while, newer technologies still fall short in many power applications. The...

Precision or Power?

Resistors are often designated as precision or power. Precision resistors are designed for applications where tight resistance tolerance and stability are primary considerations, and they generally have restricted operating temperature limits and power dissipation...

Custom Designs? We build to order!

Custom Resistors For Your Next Project Riedon can modify existing power resistor designs to fit many special applications. For example, it is relatively easy to imbed one of our standard wirewound power resistors into a custom case. Our custom capability is somewhat...

Divide and Conquer!

High Voltage Dividers High voltage dividers are used to scale down a high voltage for any number of reasons including: feedback for power regulation, or simplified monitoring. Potentiometric ratios as high as 1000:1 or even higher are not uncommon. Voltage divider...

The view from up there must be amazing!

Current Sense Resistors High current sensing is where a low ohmic precision resistor is used in series with the load. To determine the current one measures the voltage drop across the resistor. This is the same principal used by a shunt ammeter. The dilemma facing the...