RCD Introduces Economical Power Film MELF Resistors

Manchester, New Hampshire (USA) – RCD Components, a leading manufacturer of Resistors, Coils, and Delay lines has announced the release of their Power Film MELF resistors. RCD Series MPF (MELF Power Film) resistors are available in five package sizes, and wattage ratings including a 1-watt, 2-watt (standard and miniature version), and a 3-watt (standard and miniature version). RCD’s MPF Series was developed as an economical option for medium power surface mount applications. The construction features a resistance film deposited onto a high thermal conductivity alumina core. Metal end caps act as heat sinks drawing heat away from the resistive film, and provides excellent solderability to the PCB. Inherent non-inductive performance and fully insulated resistive film provide excellent environmental performance as well as high dielectric strength.

RCD’s type ‘MPF’ offers high quality film performance at economical-grade pricing. Available in a wide resistance range from 0.1W to 10MegW (extended value ranges available upon request), and tolerances from 0.5% to 10%. Custom options including pulse withstanding design, flameproof coating, Group A screening per MIL-R-39008, and numerous design modifications are available including special marking, tightened TC, increased voltage, etc.

Combining RCD’s expertise in the field of precision resistors, with the latest in automated resistor production, enables their pricing to be comparable with conventional precision leaded resistors. Typical pricing is less than $.10 each in production volumes.

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 #120)

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