RCD Introduces Economical Carbon Composition Replacement Resistors

Manchester, New Hampshire (USA) – RCD Components, a leading manufacturer of Resistors, Coils, and Delay lines has announced the release of a specialty line of true Carbon Composition replacement resistors. RCD’s PR (Pulse Resistant) series are capable of withstanding high-energy pulses similar to carbon composition resistors (superior to conventional film and wirewound resistors) without the associated performance disadvantages. The heavyduty construction features a ceramic composition core and coating, enabling improved thermal transfer, as well as excellent long-term stability and environmental performance.

RCD’s PR resistors are cost effective in a wide variety of pulse applications including telecom line feed resistors, snubber circuits, in-rush currents, capacitor charge/discharge circuits, lightning surges, any many other circuits requiring ‘hi voltage/high surge’ safeguarding. Typical pricing is under $.39 each in production quantities. Available in a wide resistance range from 0.1W to 200KW, and tolerances from 1% to 20% makes this part suitable for most applications. The PR series are available in five package sizes from 1/8-watt to 5-watts. This product is presently being produced at RCD’s New Hampshire facility, and is slated to begin production at RCD’s Caribbean facility by mid 2001.

For samples or detailed product information, contact RCD Components Inc., at 520 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, NH USA 03109. Phone: (603) 669-0054, Toll Free Order Hot Line: (877) RCD-COMP, Fax: (603) 669-5455. The specifications for this product may also be accessed at or by dialing RCD’s “Fax on Demand” service at (603) 669-0054 ext. 602. (document # 137)

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