There are several mounting options available for Ohmite resistors. As the power requirements rise the type of mounting will change. Lower wattage parts come in SMD form, typically below 3 watts. As power rises, axial thru-hole mounting is used up to 10 watts. Heatsinkable designs and Tubular parts are used for higher wattages above 20 watts. Each mounting style has its own advantages depending on the application.
Most standard resistors are commonly produced in an axial lead style. The leads extend out horizontally from the body of the part. These parts are used in thru-hole PCB designs. The leads of… Read More
Higher wattage applications require large resistors to dissipate the heat they generate. Large tubular substrates offer a large surface area to apply resistive materials and are very robust.… Read More
Much smaller than standard parts of the same wattage, Heatsinkable resistors release their heat in one plane. The single side is attached to a heatsink and the heat generated is absorbed. Once… Read More
Surface mount parts (SMD or SMT) are mounted on one side of the PCB. This offers space savings as the other side is free from a solder connection. The solder traces used for the surface mount… Read More