Riedon Blog

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

Resistors in LEDs

When I first attached a 280 ohm resistor in series with a 5mm red LED, the word on the street was that LEDs were low power, forever-lasting devices that would just about completely replace incandescent bulbs for simple binary indicators. LEDs spent a brief period as...

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Why Choose Riedon For Your Special RTD Requirements

Resistors this precise and stable require unusual design and manufacturing skills that absolutely manage the desirable properties of the resistor element wire, while minimizing undesirable characteristics that cause unpredictable errors and instabilities. These same...

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Using Power Resistors as Heaters

Power resistors and resistance heaters share many common design considerations. In both products, good thermal design ensures low thermal resistance between the element and the exterior environment. Both must be rugged and reliable. Power resistors are often used in...

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Current Sensing 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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Praise For Riedon Resistors!

We received this email from a valued customer which we would like to share with you: "....I have been a strong advocate of Riedon resistors here at PCI and you make it easy for me to continue to be. Riedon presently manufactures a shunt resistor of my design (Riedon...

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Distributors Boost Technical Support Offerings

Distributors are seizing this opportunity to showcase one of their core competencies: providing a one-stop shop for a variety of components and technologies. Even though the channel has cut personnel during the recession, distributors are retaining and even making...

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Riedon Resistors Is Used In Critical Medical Systems

Each year, more than 250,000 Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest. With recent technological advances, a portable lifesaving device called the automated external defibrillator has been invented. It is an important life saving device, and has saved many . Riedon...

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