RCD Offers Wide Selection of Space-Saving ‘Planar’ Power Resistors

Manchester, New Hampshire (USA) – RCD Components, a leading manufacturer of Resistors, Coils, and Delay lines has announced the release of their economical high power ‘planar’ type resistors. This new family of high power chips, designated TP (Thick-film Planar) offers high power density, in a lightweight, thin profile, space saving package. Specifically designed for switch mode power supplies, snubber circuits, in-rush current limiters, and a host of other high power applications.

The TP Series is available in 1%, 5%, 10%, and 20% tolerance, and manufactured in a wide resistance range from 0.1W to 1MW. The TP is a thick film resistor, constructed on an alumina substrate. Available power ratings include a 3W, 5W, 7.5W, 10W, 25W, 50W, and 100Watt size. The unique characteristics of this design enable very low inductance and excellent repetitive transient withstanding capabilities.

Typical PCB real estate savings is 30% to 80% over conventional axial-lead power resistors. For example type TP10 10 watt requires 0.100 sq. inches of board space as compared to 0.800 sq. inches for power wirewound resistors. Typical production volume pricing is less than $.50 each for smaller power sizes, and slightly higher for larger sizes. Delivery for production orders range from six to eight weeks.

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 # 109)

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