Riedon Blog

Welcome to the Riedon Blog.  Here you will find articles and resources related to all types of resistors and shunts. 

Surge Protected Resistors or Pulse Proof Resistors

One of the most frequently asked questions that we receive at Riedon, is whether  we can offer “Joule rated” or “pulse rated” resistors?  Electrical surges are a common failure mode for many types of resistors, and its essential to help our customers to evaluate the...

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Riedon Resistor Heaters

Riedon can supply wire-wound, thick film, and metal film power resistors in configurations and ratings to fit many resistance heater applications. Prices are often more economical than “standard” heaters. Riedon’s power resistors offer significant features for...

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Riedon Resistors are Smart Energy!

One of Riedon’s target market is the Smart Grid market, and our resistors are currently being used in Power Inverter Systems and Smart Metering Units. To learn more, visit the Harvard Business Review article The Future of Smart Energy.

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RoHS Compliances In Other Countries

You are probably aware that the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in the United States and European Union restrict the use of certain metals and substances in commercial products. These restricts are typically found on lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent...

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What are Wirewound Resistors?

Resistors are commonly found elements in electrical networks and circuits. These components are used to control electric current flow within electrical parts and circuit boards. One of the most common types of resistors is known as the wirewound resistor. Wirewound...

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RoHS Compliances

While electronic devices have become a way of life for much of the world, their presence have caused adverse effects on the health of many and the environment. In order to offset the risks that disposing of electronic parts creates, the European Union implemented the...

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Evolution of Electronic Displays

According to the American Heart Association, more than 60 percent of teenagers spend more than 20 hours per week in front of screens from computers or televisions. Even more, a third are exposed to nearly 40 hours each week and around seven percent spend more than 50...

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Riedon’s Low Ohm Resistors

Sudden current or voltage changes are often hazardous to electronic products. For example, transients or surges that reach microprocessor or memory components can destroy those expensive parts, and wipe out critical programming and data. Many electronic products now...

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