RPC Series Thick Film Chip Resistors

By Stackpole Electronics, Inc. 244

RPC Series Thick Film Chip Resistors

Stackpole’s RPC series offers superior pulse handling compared to standard chip resistors. In addition, the 5% tolerance RPC’s have best in class pulse handling. This performance is achieved through elimination of the resistance calibration trim, which is the weakest point in any chip resistor with respect to pulse handling. The 1% tolerance RPC’s require a minimal laser trim and still offer outstanding pulse handling performance that is both reliable and repeatable. Standard chip resistors have pulse handling performance that varies greatly due to wide variations in laser trimming required to calibrate each part into value; this makes characterization of the pulse handling behavior difficult. In addition, the RPC in resistance values above 100 K ohms can withstand 6 KV surges.

Applications include power supply input/output protection, medical monitoring applications, many types of control systems such as those for motors and equipment, aviation and aerospace, protection for instrumentation, LED driver protection, communications infrastructure, commercial HVAC controls, wind and solar power controls, optical imaging, robotics, and automation.


  • Broad tolerance range down to 1%
  • TCR as low as 100 ppm
  • High pulse voltage handling up to 6 KV per IEC60115-1
  • Broad resistance range 1 ohm to 20 Megohms
  • Ideal for replacement of thru-hole pulse resistors or melfs
  • High pulse power handling up to 3000 watts; consistently reliable and repeatable pulse handling