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New Vishay Intertechnology AEC-Q200 Qualified, Chassis-Mount Wirewound Resistors Offer High Reliability, Accuracy, and Stability for EVs

For Pre-Charge and Discharge Applications, Devices Combine a Robust Design With a Wide Resistance Range, Tight Tolerance Down to ± 1 %, and TCR Down to 20 ppm/°C

MALVERN, Pa. — May 4, 2022 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of AEC-Q200 qualified, chassis-mount wirewound resistors targeted at the growing electric vehicle (EV) market.

Vishay Dale RHA series resistors mount directly onto a chassis to utilize the heat-sink effect. Offering high reliability, the devices feature a completely welded and molded construction for total environmental protection, and an operating temperature range of -55 °C to +250 °C. The resistors will serve as pre-charge and discharge resistors in EVs, in addition to voltage dividers in taillights and current limiters in dimming circuits for interior lighting.

The devices released today offer high power ratings up to 50 W in four small package sizes. The resistors’ tight tolerance down to ± 1 %, TCR as low as 20 ppm/°C, and wide resistance range from 0.1 kΩ to 39.2 kΩ enable higher accuracy and stability. The RHA series is RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green.

Device Specification Table:

Part number

Power rating P25 (W)

Resistance range (Ω)

Dielectric withstanding voltage

RHA005

7.5

0.1 to 3.32 k

1000 VRMS

RHA010

12.5

0.1 to 5.62 k

1000 VRMS

RHA025

25

0.1 to 12.1 k

1000 VRMS

RHA050

50

0.1 to 39.2 k

2000 VRMS

Samples and production quantities of the RHA series are available now, with lead times of eight to 12 weeks. Pricing for U.S. delivery only starts at $1.61 for 100 pieces in the RHA005 size.

Vishay manufactures one of the world’s largest portfolios of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components that are essential to innovative designs in the automotive, industrial, computing, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Serving customers worldwide, Vishay is The DNA of tech.™ Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH). More on Vishay at www.Vishay.com.

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