Resistors For Accurate Voltage Measurement in Smart Meters


TTElectronics has launched metal film resistors which combine high precision and tolerance to surge conditions, making them ideal for measuring supply line voltage levels in energy metering and power condition monitoring.

Aimed at industrial, instrumentation and automotive applications, the WRM-HP range of precision metal film MELF resistors will find favour with designers of energy meters, measurement instruments, process monitors and automotive control systems.

The new resistors complement the firm’s existing WRM series, adding high power versions of the larger two sizes. The WRM0204HP and WRM0207HP are rated at 0.4 and 1W respectively. The former specifies a maximum 5 second overload voltage of 400V and the latter, 700V. Standard values from R10 to 1M0 are available in E24 and E96 ranges, giving plenty of scope for ‘close value match’ choice to designers.

Their AEC-Q200 qualification makes them an ideal choice for reliable performance in harsh environment applications such as those found in automotive products.


A wide ambient temperature range of -55 to 155°C is accommodated. The resistors’ excellent surge tolerance characteristics enhance reliability and reduce field failures. The devices offer precision levels of +/-0.1% resistance tolerance and +/-15ppm/°C TCR, according to the firm.

The resistors comprise a homogeneous sputtered metal alloy film on a high-grade ceramic rod. The resistance is adjusted to final value by a helical laser cut in the film, and the resistor body is protected by a lacquer coating. The resistors’ end caps’ pure tin finish comprise ageing free contacts onto which low melting-point solders can be used.

WRM0204HP resistors measure 3.7 length x 1.55 diameter, and the WRM0207HP, 6.1 x 2.4mm.

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Compared to key competing products, TT Electronics’ WRM-HP series offers the highest available rated power for a given load life stability and a higher 1.2/50microsecond lightning strike surge maximum voltage, says the firm.

For further details, view the full Press release.



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