The ARC series of versatile, high-quality, non-inductive, high voltage, thick film resistors available from UK based ARCOL Resistors suit a wide range of applications including; high voltage medical systems, test and measuring equipment, HV power supplies, high specification instrumentation, voltage dividers, measuring equipment, electrostatic and current limiting devices.
Three versions are available with the ARC1 type being a space saving planar design offering users a choice of axial or radial assembly and either conformal or glass coatings. The ARC1 series have resistors with voltage handling capability of up to 35 kVdc and has an operating temperature range of -55 °C to +17 °C. The ARC2 and ARC3 are radial designs with operating temperatures from -55 °C to +225 °C. The ARC2 has a maximum operating voltage of 54 kVdc, while the ARC3 reaches 96 kVdc.
The ARC1 has an ohmic value range from 1 KΩ to 30 GΩ and a maximum power of 10 W, the ARC2 offers ohmic values from 400 RΩ to 30 GΩ at up to 17W and the ARC3 has values from 2 RΩ to 25 GΩ and a maximum available commercial wattage of 105W these values are available across various TCR and tolerance options. Like all ARCOL products the ARC series of resistors are RoHS compliant.
ARCOL offer one of the widest ranges of resistors available to electronics designers and manufacturers including the market leading HS aluminium housed high power range, vitreous enamel coated types, the MSR series of bare element resistors, the RWS precision power wirewound SMD resistor family, axial thin film, silicon coated types and precision passivated chip resistors and resistor packs.
Typical applications include traction, snubbers, switched mode power supplies and non-inductive resistors for high frequency and pulse applications,