SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

November 03, 2011 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Releases New Panel Potentiometer With Long Life to 2 Million Cycles and Full IP67 Sealing for Extreme Environments

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Nov 3, 2011) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new cermet panel potentiometer that features long life to 2 million cycles and full IP67 sealing for reliable operation in extreme environmental conditions.

Featuring a heavy-duty construction, the Vishay Sfernice P13L potentiometer is optimized for use as a voltage divider operator interface for military applications, cameras, night-vision devices, and portable industrial or professional equipment requiring operator setting. The potentiometer reduces costs by eliminating the need to design and build sealed protection against dust and moisture for the device in these applications.

The P13L is available in six bushing options and body sizes of 12.6 mm, 14 mm, and 16 mm. Bushing L and N feature life of 2 million cycles, while bushing T, Q, O, and P offer 1 million cycles. For designers, the potentiometer's long life reduces the need for replacement parts, increasing reliability and lowering maintenance costs.

The P13L offers a high power rating to 1.5 W at + 70 °C, tight TCR of 150 ppm/°C typical, and standard resistance values of 1, 5, 10, and 50 kilohms. The device's cermet element provides better stability than carbon elements, while its 2,000 VRMS dielectric strength offers greater reliability and robustness. The P13L's high stability and independent linearity of 5 % are guaranteed for the full life of the device.

The potentiometer is available in 3 mm, 4 mm, and 6 mm shaft diameters, and multiple shaft lengths. Compliant to RoHS directive 2002/95/EC and tested in accordance to CECC 41000 or IEC 60393-1, the device offers an operating temperature range of - 55 °C to + 125 °C to ensure reliable operation in high-temperature environments.

Samples and production quantities of the new P13L are available now, with lead times of 10 weeks for larger orders. Follow Vishay potentiometers at http://twitter.com/vishayindust.

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 www.vishay.com.

Link to datasheet(s):
http://www.vishay.com/doc?51065 (P13L)

Link to product photo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vishay/6287235060