Bourns® New High Power Resistor Series Offers Excellent Pulse Load Capability, Lower TCR for Highly Reliable Inrush Current Limiting

AEC-Q200 compliant Model CRG2512 Series features metal strip resistive element, very low inductance, wide resistance range providing optimal current sensing solution

RIVERSIDE, Calif., September 20, 2022 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today introduced its new high power resistor series that features a robust metal strip resistive element offering excellent pulse load capability and low Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR). These capabilities in the Bourns® Model CRG2512 Series help increase resistor reliability making them optimal inrush current limiting solutions for capacitors, hot swaps and snubber circuits in a broad range of current sensing, power supply, stepper motor drive and input amplifier applications.

Available in a 2512 (6432 metric) surface mount package size, the new resistors have a power rating of 1 or 2 watts, a TCR as low as ±50 ppm/°C, and an operating temperature range of up to 170°C. Due to their metal resistive element construction, the Bourns® Model CRG2512 Series provides very low inductance, low noise and excellent reliability in a wide range of resistance values from 110 to 680 milliohms.

Bourns continues to broaden its portfolio of surface mount metal strip chip resistors designed for current sensing applications. These resistors detect and convert current to an easily measured voltage, which is proportional to the current through the device. Current sense resistors are growing in popularity due to their high measurement accuracy and relatively low cost compared to other technologies.

Bourns® Model CRG2512 high power resistors are available now and are sulfur- resistant, RoHS compliant* and halogen free**. For more detailed product information, please see:

*RoHS Directive 2015/863, Mar 31, 2015 and Annex.

**Bourns considers a product to be "halogen free" if (a) the Bromine (Br) content is 900 ppm or less; (b) the Chlorine (Cl) content is 900 ppm or less; and (c) the total Bromine (Br) and Chlorine (Cl) content is 1500 ppm or less.

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical (low/medium risk), audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at

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Annette Keller
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Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
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