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Vishay Intertechnology Introduces New Stud-Mount Version of Edgewound Power Resistor
With Ratings to 85 A and Power to 1600 W, Device Offers Convenient, Drop-in Replacement for Competing Solutions
MALVERN, Pa. — Oct. 22, 2014 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new stud-mount version of its edgewound power resistor. Providing a convenient drop-in replacement for competing solutions, the EDGS combines a high-reliability design with continuous duty operation up to 85 A and a short-time overload of 10x rated power for five seconds.
The Vishay Milwaukee EDGS (a product line of Vishay Dale Resistors) features a resistance-alloy ribbon wire that is coiled on edge and supported on specially designed porcelain insulators, which provide proper turn-to-turn spacing and insulation from threaded stud mounts. The device’s open-coil construction allows for efficient heat dissipation and easily accommodates overloads and surges. The EDGS’s terminals are welded to the resistive wire for a reliable electrical connection.
With current ratings from 17.2 A to 85 A and power ratings from 400 W to 1600 W, the EDGS is optimized for pre-charge, discharge, dynamic braking, load testing, and heater applications in industrial drives, locomotives, wind turbines, and harmonic filters. The edgewound, RoHS-compliant device features a wide resistance range from 0.053 Ω to 5.44 Ω, with tolerance of ± 10 %.
Customizable, the industrial power resistor released today can be mounted on brackets supplied by Vishay Milwaukee or in IP-rated enclosures. The device is also available in a universal-mounted version: the EDGU.
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.