WSHP2818 automotive grade power Metal Strip®

Vishay Intertechnology introduces a new Automotive Grade Power Metal Strip resistor that delivers a high 10 W power rating in the compact 2818 case size. By providing the high power capability of larger resistors in a smaller footprint, the Vishay Dale WSHP2818 is designed to save space and reduce component counts in automotive, industrial, consumer, and computer applications, while offering a surface-mount alternative to leaded resistors.
• Features a proprietary construction that incorporates an improved thermal management design
• Maintains the superior electrical characteristics of the Power Metal Strip construction
• Can be used instead of larger high power components or multiple lower power devices
• Reduces board space requirements and enables the design of smaller and lighter end products
• Proprietary processing technique produces extremely low resistance values
• All-welded construction
• Solid metal nickel-chrome or manganese-copper alloy resistive element with low TCR (± 20 ppm/°C)

Vishay WSHP2818 Automotive Grade Power Metal Strip® Resistor Saves PCB Space and Reduces Component Counts Avnet Abacus


Features Applications
  • High 10 W power rating
  • Offered in the compact 2818 case size
  • AEC-Q200 qualified
  • Low resistance values from 1 mΩ to 100 mΩ
  • Tolerances down to ± 0.5 %.
  • Low inductance values of < 5 nH
  • Low thermal EMF down to < 3 µV/°C
  • Operating temperature range of -65 °C to +170 °C
  • RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green
  • Current sensing, voltage division, and pulse applications in automotive engine controls and anti-lock braking systems brushless DC motor controls, and battery management for electric and hybrid vehicles;
  • down-hole test and measurement equipment;
  • inverter controls for air conditioners and heat pumps;
  • DC/DC converters and VRMs for servers
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