RCD Awarded as Key Supplier to U.S. and NATO Defense Contractors for High Voltage Resistors

Manchester, New Hampshire (USA) -January 28, 2004 – RCD Components Inc., a leading manufacturer of passive components, today announced its latest product technology and approval to supply seven (7) new Defense drawings for high pulse voltage resistors. The parts are said to be similar to their commercialgrade CFZ Series, however the CFZ military-grade parts are processed through rigorous MIL Group A screening (DC Resistance, Visual Inspection, Mechanical Inspection, Solderability) and optional MIL Group B screening (Life Testing. Voltage Coefficient, Dielectric Withstanding Voltage, Insulation Resistance, Pulse Resistance, Low Temperature Operation, Thermal Shock, Low Temperature Storage, Moisture Resistance, Short Time Overload, Resistance Temperature Characteristic, Terminal Strength, Resistance to Soldering Heat, and Resistance to Fungus. RCD is presently the only company that the Defense Supply Center suggests as a viable source for these parts.

RCD has a 30-year history with MIL-spec components and is a key supplier to the U.S. and NATO Defense contractors. In many cases, RCD provides customized components for applications which have requirements unachievable by ordinary MIL-spec components, such as increased voltage levels, smaller package sizes, higher operating frequency, flameproof and/or fusible, thermally stable, high temperature, pulse tolerant, high vibration, hermetically –sealed, temperature sensitive, expanded resistance ranges, low distortion, low noise, nonmagnetic, etc., as well as components designed for harsh environments (tropical, naval, high-vacuum, etc). RCD’s Environmental Test Lab has complete on-site test capability and is NIST traceable for utmost reliability.

RCD’s latest catalog is available at no charge from or by calling 1.877.RCD-COMP (723.2667). The catalog datasheets are also downloadable from their website.

For more information regarding pricing and delivery or for assistance with customer-specific designs please contact RCD at +1-603-669-0054 or

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About RCD Components:

Acknowledged worldwide for service and engineering excellence, RCD Components Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of Resistors, Capacitors, Coils, and Delay lines. RCD, founded in 1973, continues to be one of the fastest growing passive component manufacturers due to its ABZED™ ABsolute ZEro Defect program, wide range of standard and customized products, and short leadtimes resulting from its billion-piece inventory and unique SWIFT™ service for delivery of non-stock items in as little as 3 days. RCD is a key supplier of passive components to the commercial, military, and aerospace industries and is a winner of the BBB’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in the Large Company category and also selected as New Hampshire’s Business of the Year (Manufacturing/Technology). Additional information about RCD can be found at