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Vishay Releases New Power Metal Strip® Battery Shunt Resistor With 36-W Power Capability and Resistance Values Down to 100 μΩ in 8518 Size Package
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — July 17, 2009 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new Power Metal Strip® battery shunt resistor that combines a 36-W power capability in the 8518 size package with extremely low resistance values down to 100 μΩ.
The WSBS8518 battery shunt resistor features a proprietary processing technique that produces extremely low resistance values of 100 μΩ, 125 μΩ, and 250 μΩ. This provides increased accuracy in battery shunt applications for gas, diesel, hybrid, and electric cars, trucks, and scooters, as well as electric forklifts and other heavy industrial applications.
With a tolerance of 5.0 %, the new resistor provides more accurate data to determine battery charge and discharge, thus helping designers meet specific customer battery management requirements.
The WSBS8518 features an all-welded construction that allows operation with continuous currents as high as 600A. The resistor offers low inductance values of < 5 nH and a low thermal EMF of < 3 μV/°C. The device is lead (Pb)-free and RoHS-compliant.
Samples and production quantities of the new battery shunt resistor are available now, with a lead time of six to eight 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.