MALVERN, Pa. — Oct. 13, 2016 — VPG Foil Resistors, a Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) product group, announced today that its Powertron brand has expanded its S-Line of precision Bulk Metal® Foil current sense resistors with the new SHLR series. For industrial and energy applications, the SHLR 4-2321, SHLR 4-3825, and SHLR 4-3825H are the industry’s first such devices to combine low resistance down to 0.001 Ω, TCR to ±2 ppm/K, and high power ratings up to 50 W.

Offering load stability to 0.1% for up to 2,000 hours, the resistors released today provide highly accurate and reliable current measurement in industrial instrumentation and battery management systems, as well as smart energy grids and solar and wind inverters. For these applications, the devices feature a wide range of power ratings — from 3 W in free air to 50 W when mounted on a heatsink — and resistance values from 0.001 Ω to 0.005 Ω with tight tolerances to ±0.1%.

The SHLR series achieves its very low TCR in the standard working range of +20°C to +60°C thanks to Bulk Metal Foil technology based on CuMnSn metal foil. Its nearly flat TCR curve will help engineers to design more precise equipment or to upgrade existing systems.

SHLR series resistors feature maximum currents to 150 A, very low inductance, thermal EMF of < 1 μV/K, thermal resistance down to 1.6 K/W, and an operating temperature range of -40°C to +130°C. Offered in anodized aluminum packages, the devices are RoHS-compliant and lead (Pb)-free.