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Stainless Steel Power Resistor operates in extreme environments.

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October 30, 2012 - Providing IP00 to IP23 protection, Draloric VSGR features power rating of 5–20 kW, resistance range from 0.1–75 Ω, resistance tolerance of ±5% and ±10%, and TCR of 250 ppm/K. RoHS-compliant resistor complies with Vishay Green standards and operates from -25 to +250°C for use in extreme environments. Device may be used as converter and brake resistor in windmill, solar, diesel generator, turbine, and railway applications.

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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

Press release date: October 29, 2012

MALVERN, Pa. — 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. Follow resistors from Vishay at

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 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 .

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