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Vishay's battery shunt resistor boasts 100?? resistance

Posted: 26 Nov 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:battery shunt resistor? WSBM8518? industrial application?

Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has introduced a Power Metal Strip battery shunt resistor that according to the company features a moulded enclosure with a four-pin connector. The WSBM8518 claims to offer easy PCB connection to the shunt resistor assembly and allows design engineers to focus on circuit development instead of PCB connection issues, added the firm.

Built using proprietary processing techniques, the WSBM8518 combines a 36W power capability in the 8518 package size with 100?? resistance. This provides increased accuracy in battery shunt applications for gas, diesel, hybrid, and electric cars and trucks, as well as electric forklifts, utility trucks and other heavy industrial applications.

With a tolerance of five per cent, the resistor provides more accurate data to determine battery charge and discharge, thus helping designers meet specific customer battery-management requirements. Its moulded enclosure simplifies designs to reduce overall solution costs, noted Vishay.

The WSBM8518 features an all-welded construction that allows operation with continuous currents as high as 600A. The resistor offers low inductance values of Samples and production quantities of the battery shunt resistor are available with a lead time of 12 to 16 weeks for larger orders.

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