Terms and Definitions
Basic Knowledge of Resistor
Designed resistance value usually indicated on the resistor.
Maximum allowable power at rated temperature. Some of our chip resistor arrays and networks specify the whole power rating as a package.
Maximum ambient temperature at which the power rating may be applied continuously. The rated ambient temperature refers to the temperature around the resistor mounted inside the equipment, not to the air temperature outside the equipment.
Rated Terminal Part Temperature
Maximum terminal part temperature of the surface mount resistor at which the power rating may be applied continuously.
Curve that expresses the relation between ambient temperature and the maximum allowable power, which is generally expressed in percentage.
Maximum allawable D.C. or A.C. voltage(rms), capable to be continuously applied to a resistor or a resistor element and calculated by the following formula.
Rated voltage shall be the calculated value or max. working voltage, whichever is lower.
The maximum nominal resistance value at which the rated power can be applied without exceeding the maximum working voltage. The rated voltage is equal to the max. working voltage at the critical resistance value.
Max. Working Voltage
Maximum D.C. or A.C. voltage(rms) that can be continuously applied to the terminations of a resistor. However, the maximum value of the applicable voltage is the rated voltage at the critical resistance value or lower.
Maximum working voltage and rated voltage are calculated direct-current voltages based on rated power. Sine wave is assumed for the alternate-current so the peak voltage should be √2 times the maximum working voltage. When the wave form is not a sine wave, or when the resistance value exceeds the critical resistance, please contact us for the applicable peak voltage.
Allowable voltage which is applied in 5 sec. under short time overload test. Overload voltage shall be 2.5 times of rated voltage or max. overload voltage, whichever is lower.
Max. Overload Voltage
Maximum value of overload voltage.
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage
A.C. voltage(rms) that can be applied to a designated spot between the electrode and the outer coating in one minute, in the voltage proof test (JIS C5201-1 4.7).
Temperature Coefficient of Resistance(T.C.R.)
Relative variation of resistance between two given temperatures when temperature is changed by 1K, which is shown by the following formula.
R ：Resistance value（Ω）at T°C
R0：Resistance value（Ω）at T0°C
T ：Measured test temperature（°C）
T0：Measured base temperature（°C）