Stackpole Electronics' RNV High Voltage Resistors Named in Electronic Design's Top 101 Components

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 8, 2012

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced their supplier partner Stackpole's inclusion in Electronic Design's Top 101 Components with the innovative RNV series thru-hole resistors.

Stackpole's RNV series offers outstanding high voltage surge handling; up to 7 KV for 50 surges per IEC 60065.14.1. In addition, the RNV can withstand harsh environments with high humidity without significant resistance shift. This robust, metal film resistor can also endure prolonged exposure to high temperatures, such as during a high temperature potting process, with no adverse effects on the stability or long-term reliability of the device. The RNV is currently available in a ¼-watt size with maximum working voltage of 1600 VDC and maximum overload voltage of 3200 VDC.

The RNV is a popular choice for video monitors, TVs, and displays. This component is also the ideal choice for medical equipment, electronic ballasts for commercial and industrial lighting, and a wide range of power supply and control applications, power inverters, and AC adaptors.

"Congratulations are in order for Stackpole's inclusion in the Electronic Design Top 101 Components list," said Tom Busher, vice president, global interconnect, passives, and electromechanical product at Digi-Key. "The unique combination of high voltage surge and high tolerance to moisture found in the RNV series lends itself to many commercial applications. We are pleased to offer these high-quality products to our customers."

Stackpole's RNV series resistors are available for purchase now on Digi-Key's global websites.

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.