SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

March 14, 2013 13:35 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Launches Compact Aluminum-Housed Resistors Rated up to 500 W for Industrial, Railway, Renewable Energy, and Other Heavy-Duty Applications

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Mar 14, 2013) -  Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released the VACR, a series of compact aluminum-housed resistors with power ratings up to 500 W. The new devices will serve in industrial, motor drive, railway, renewable energy, and other high-power systems as braking, chopper, pre-discharging, and voltage-limiting resistors, among other applications.

The Vishay Draloric VACR resistors feature power ratings from 50 W to 500 W, with IP20 or IP65 protection. Standard tolerance is 10 %, with a maximum permissible operating voltage of UL 600 V and/or UL 1000 V, depending on model. With short-term loads, these VACR resistors are characterized by up to an elevenfold overload (on-time 6 % with a 120 s cycle duration).

E24 series resistance values are standard, with other values available on request.

The VACR resistors come in a completely housed construction that provides enhanced humidity protection and features low weight up to 1.1 kg. Multiple construction and heatsink mounting options are available for higher power ratings. The devices can be ordered either in horizontal or vertical arrangements. Their compact enclosure ranges in size from 160 mm x 40 mm x 20 mm to 337 mm x 60 mm x 30 mm, depending on power rating.

Samples and production quantities of the VACR resistors are available now, with lead times of eight to 10 weeks for larger orders.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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