RCD Provides High-Power, Flat, Low-Cost, Stackable Wirewound Resistor Series for Minimal Height Installation

Manchester, New Hampshire (USA) – RCD Components, today announced the release of a new series of wirewound resistors featuring a unique oval-shaped ceramic core construction. The specially-designed integral mounting brackets allows stackable mounting configurations for increased power ratings and minimal height installation.

The RCD series FW of wirewound resistors is optimized for surge protection, voltage division, and motor control applications in a wide variety of consumer applications. Series FWE (edgewound version) offers one of the highest size-topower ratio in the industry, making it ideally suited for most high power applications.

Eighteen devices are currently included in the FW and FWE series, with sizes ranging from a 3.26-in length and 2.75-in spacing between the terminals to 13.11- in with a 12.6-in terminal-to-terminal spacing. Available power ratings from 40 W to 450 W and resistance from 0.1W 35KW, in tolerances as low as 3%.

RCD’s FW, and FWE devices can be used as a cost-effective and lightweight replacement for bulkier ceramic and aluminum styles resistors-allowing system designers to streamline product design and manufacturing costs.

Samples and production quantities of the FW and FWE resistors are available now, with lead times of six to eight weeks for larger orders.

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