The RC series of resistors from Stackpole are based on axial-leaded carbon composition technology and available with 0.25, 0.50, and 1.00 W ratings. The firm claims that the resistors incorporate a dense carbon slug element that handles high-energy surges much better than metal-film-based surge resistors, and that the inductance values of the RC series resistors may be as much as 100 times lower than comparable noninductive wire-wound resistors. RC series resistors can be specified in values from 1 Ω to 22 MΩ with tolerances of 5% and 10%. P&A: from $0.080 to $0.82 each for full package quantities; lead times to 15 wks.

Stackpole Electronics, Inc., 2700 Wycliff Rd., Ste. 410, Raleigh NC 27607; (919) 850-9500; e-mail:;