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Power Metal Strip® Battery Shunt Resistors come in 8518 case size.

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Power Metal Strip® Battery Shunt Resistors come in 8518 case size.

Oct 24, 2017 -

Power Metal Strip® Battery Shunt Resistors are available in WSBS8518...M3 and WSBS8518...M4 models. These 36W units are operated in a temperature range from -65 °C to +170 °C and offer low inductance values of < 5 nH and thermal EMF down to < 3 µV/°C. Featuring a solid metal manganese-copper alloy resistive element, products deliver low resistance values of 50 µΩ, 100 µΩ, 125 µΩ, and 250 µΩ. Suitable for gas, electric cars and trucks applications, resistors are RoHS-compliant and halogen-free.

Original Press Release

Vishay Intertechnology WSBS Power Metal Strip® Battery Shunt Resistors Improve Accuracy, Lower Costs, and Provide Support Against Vibration

Press release date: Oct 23, 2017

36 W Devices Feature M3 and M4 Tapped Holes to Assist in PCB Mounting, Offer Low Resistance Down to 50 µΩ

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced the new WSBS8518...M3 and WSBS8518...M4 36 W Power Metal Strip® battery shunt resistors featuring M3 and M4 tapped holes, respectively. With extremely low resistance values down to 50 µΩ in the 8518 case size, the Vishay Dale devices increase accuracy and lower costs compared with Hall Effect current sensing solutions, while their tapped holes aid in PCB mounting, provide extra support against vibration, and offer a location to attach voltage sense pins.

The devices released today feature a proprietary processing technique that produces extremely low resistance values of 50 µΩ, 100 µΩ, 125 µΩ, and 250 µΩ. These low values allow for more accurate data to determine battery charge and discharge, thus helping designers meet specific customer battery management requirements for applications in gas, diesel, hybrid, and electric cars and trucks, as well as electric forklifts, UPS systems, and other heavy industrial applications.

The WSBS8518...M3 and WSBS8518...M4 feature a solid metal manganese-copper alloy resistive element with low TCR (± 20 ppm/°C) and a welded terminal to element connection that allows for up to 848 A of continuous current (value dependent). The resistors offer low inductance values of < 5 nH, low thermal EMF down to < 3 µV/°C, and an operating temperature range of -65 °C to +170 °C. The devices are RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green.

Samples and production quantities of the WSBS8518...M3 and WSBS8518...M4 are available now, with a lead time of 10 to 12 weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery only is $4.25 per piece in 1,000-piece quantities.

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.