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Battery Shunt Resistor Handles 36 W In An 8518-Size Package

The WSBS8518 battery shunt resistor combines a 36-W power capability in the 8518 size package with resistance values down to 100 µO. It features a proprietary processing technique that produces extremely low resistance values of 100 µO, 125 µO, and 250 µO. This provides increased accuracy in battery shunt applications for gas, diesel, hybrid, and electric cars, trucks, and scooters, as well as for electric forklifts and other heavy industrial applications. With a tolerance of 5.0%, the new resistor provides more accurate data to determine battery charge and discharge. The WSBS8518 features an all-welded construction that allows operation with continuous currents as high as 600 A. The resistor offers inductance values of less than 5 nH and a thermal EMF of less than 3 µV/°C. The device is lead (Pb)-free and RoHS-compliant. Samples and production quantities of the WSBS8518 are available now, with lead times of six to eight weeks for larger orders. Pricing is $4.50 each in 10,000-piece quantities. VISHAY INTERTECHNOLOGY INC., Malvern, PA. (605) 665-9301.


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