Bourns Announces AEC-Q200-Compliant Low-Inductance, High Power Resistors

RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 16, 2018 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced a new AEC-Q200-compliant, high power thick film resistor series. The Bourns® Model PWR247T-100 Series is offered in a compact TO-247 package. Engineered with a thick film resistive element on a white alumina ceramic substrate, the latest high power resistors from Bourns deliver low inductance advantages. This element enables heat sink contact that is electrically isolated from the resistive element making the device able to absorb power up to 100 watts when properly mounted to a heat sink.

The radial-leaded Model PWR247T-100 features a through-hole mount, and provides a wide resistance value range from 50 milliohms to 1 megohm. The series also has a high power rating and is compatible with typical lead-free solder reflow temperatures. The new resistors are available in one percent and five percent tolerance options. These features and benefits make Bourns’ new high power thick film resistors ideal for handling current limiting, current measurement and capacitor discharge functions required in a variety of industrial and telecom applications such as test and measurement equipment, motor drivers, rectifiers and power supplies.

As a pricing reference, Model PWR247T-100-J 5 percent is priced at $4.91 in quantities of 500 pieces and the Model PWR247T-100-F 1 percent is priced at $5.17 in quantities of 500 pieces. The PWR247T-100 series is available now, and is RoHS* compliant and halogen free**. For additional information, please visit:
www.bourns.com/products/fixed-resistors/high-power-resistors.

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the ISO/TS 16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at www.bourns.com.

*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.

**Bourns follows the prevailing definition of “halogen free” in the industry. Bourns considers a product to be “halogen free” if (a) the Bromine (Br) content is 900 ppm or less; (b) the Chlorine (Cl) content is 900 ppm or less; and (c) the total Bromine (Br) and Chlorine (Cl) content is 1500 ppm or less.

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