Because of the knowledge and experience in Thick Film technology, Vishay Sfernice has been able to develop a high power resistor in a TO-220 package called RTO 50. The special design of this component allows the dissipation of 50 W when mounted on a heatsink. The ohmic value is adjusted by sand trimming. This process does not generate hot spots as in laser trimming, which could lead to microcracks on each side of the curve. This process improves the reliability and the stability of the resistor and at the same time gives a good overload capability.