Military-aerospace subcontractors and suppliers of electronic systems and components continue to have a strong interest in COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) procurement to control costs. However, some designs require that terminations have lead (Pb) content to avoid tin whisker growth.
Most components manufactures, including Riedon, have converted their commercial products to Pb-free terminations as required by environmental regulations. this can make COTS procurements difficult.
However, Riedon can supply resistors product that meet Pb content requirement. Simply request that the terminations be tinned. Please call us for more detailed information at +1 (626) 284-9901 or email us at [email protected].
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