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Vishay Intertechnology Releases Stainless Steel Power Resistor With High Power Capability to 20 kW and Operating Temperature Range to + 250 °C
MALVERN, Pa. — Oct. 29, 2012 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new stainless steel power resistor with high power capability up to 20 kW (higher values on demand) at 40 °C and a high operating temperature range of - 25 °C to + 250 °C for applications in extreme environments.
Providing protection IP00 to IP23 and a robust design, the new Vishay Draloric VSGR will be used as a converter and brake resistor in windmill, solar, diesel generator, turbine, and railway applications. Offering an excellent price/performance ratio, the device features a power rating from 5 kW to 20 kW, resistance range from 0.1 Ω to 75 Ω — with other values available on request — resistance tolerance of ± 5 % and ± 10 %, and a temperature coefficient (TCR) of 250 ppm/K.
The RoHS-compliant resistor offers an easy-to-mount design and complies with Vishay Green standards.
Samples and production quantities of the VSGR are available now, with lead times of eight to 10 weeks for larger orders.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.