Carbon composition resistors for non-inductive pulse handling
Stackpole Electronics RC Series of carbon composition axial leaded resistors gives high speed or high energy pulse handling requirements. The large mass of the carbon resistive element efficiently dissipates high energy surge events while the almost negligible inductance allows for higher switching speeds than comparable wirewound resistors.
Carbon comps remain a favourite choice for switch mode power supplies as well as many other snubber and energy dumping applications. The series is also a popular choice for surge withstanding in meters and data collection devices as well as a variety of lighting products.
The series is available in 0.25W, and 0.5W sizes in resistance values from 1ohm up to 22Meg ohm. Standard tolerances are 5% and 10%.