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Stackpole Product Notice - Stackpole's RPC Pulse Withstanding Chip Resistors Now Available In 1% Resistance Tolerances


Stackpole's RPC Pulse Withstanding Chip Resistors Now Available In 1% Resistance Tolerances

RALEIGH, NC (August 31, 2010) - Stackpole Electronics, Inc. announced the addition of 1% tolerance to the popular RPC Series of thick film high pulse withstanding chip resistors. Previously this series was only available down to 5% tolerance due to the elimination of the calibration laser trim. Through proprietary materials and processing, Stackpole is now able to offer 1% accuracy with only minor sacrifices to the pulse power handling of the product.

"When the RPC Series was introduced, it offered excellent pulse withstanding that was previously not available in a thick film chip resistor," commented Kory Schroeder, director of marketing at Stackpole. "Over the last few years, we have had many inquiries from customers that require a pulse handling chip resistor with 1% resistance tolerance. In many applications, engineers are willing to accept a slightly lower pulse power handling in order to get the precision to 1% tolerance. The RPC Series is now an outstanding solution for those applications."

The RPC Series is available in standard case sizes from 0603 to 2512.

Tolerances now range from 1% to 5% with a TCR of 200 ppm and are available for a wide range of resistance values. Pricing for the RPC Series will vary depending on size, resistance value, and tolerance and ranges from $0.04 each to $0.18 each in full reel quantities. Contact Stackpole or one of our franchised distributors for volume pricing (

Data Sheet: RPC Pulse Withstanding Chip Resistors

For more information about Stackpole products, contact us at:

Stackpole Electronics, Inc.
2700 Wycliff Road Suite 410,
Raleigh NC 27607
phone: 919-850-9500

Stackpole Electronics Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of resistors supplying to the worlds largest OEMs, contract manufacturers and distributors. 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 affiliated with Akahane Electronics, Stackpole has manufacturing facilities in Japan, Taiwan, China and Mexico; warehousing facilities in El Paso, Hong Kong and Japan; and sales offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Taiwan.


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