Current Sense Resistors carry 100 A continuous current.

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Series HLD features metal element with 4-terminal Kelvin connection designed to provide current sensing with ohmic values down to 0.001 ohm, in tolerances to 1%, with TCRs of 55 ppm/°C. Rated for operation from -55 to +150°C, units are suited for computers, servers, and workstation applications as well as power supplies and motor controls.

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Stackpole Electronics, Inc. Introduces New 100 AMP Current Sense Resistor

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 29, 2005) - Stackpole Electronics, Inc. has introduced a rugged new current sense resistor capable of carrying up to 100 amps of continuous current in applications that require high power dissipation with low resistance values.

Designated the HLD Series, these resistors feature a metal element with a four terminal "Kelvin connection" designed to provide current-sensing capability with extremely low ohmic values down to 0.001Ω in tolerances to 1% with TCRs of 55 ppm/°C. They are rated for operation from -55°C to +150°C.

According to Rob Hudspeth, Director of Sales & Marketing at Stackpole, the HLD Series has numerous advantages over competing technologies. "Their high current rating enables them to be used in a wide range of power control circuits," explained Hudspeth, "The metal element is very rugged and its narrow construction saves board space compared to power wirewound resistors with similar ratings." Additionally, this technology is much more cost effective than similar hall effect sensors.

The HLD Series of resistors are used in computers, servers and workstation applications; as well as power supplies and motor controls.

Typical pricing for the HLD Series is approximately $1.50 in quantities of 1,000, with delivery times from 6-8 weeks.

For more information about Stackpole products, contact Stackpole Electronics Inc. at 3261 Atlantic Ave., Raleigh, N.C. 27604; phone 919-850-9500; fax 919-850-9504; email; or visit the Web site at

Stackpole Electronics Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of resistors supplying to the world's largest OEMs, contract manufacturers and distributors. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., the privately-held company began manufacturing in 1928 as part of Stackpole Carbon Company in St. Mary's, Pa. Now affiliated with Akahane Electronics, Stackpole has manufacturing facilities in Japan, Taiwan, China and Mexico; warehousing facilities in El Paso, Guadalajara, Hong Kong and Japan; and sales offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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