Modern electronics systems are currently running at the highest efficiency levels in history. This in large part is due to lower operating voltages and currents, which enable higher speeds and allows designers to utilize non-precision components.

Stackpole’s CSR / CSRN thick film current sense resistors meet the sensing requirements of today with a broad range of sizes and a broad range of resistance values available in an inexpensive thick film technology.  The CSR / CSRN is available in resistance values from 3 milliohm to 7 ohm depending on size, and in tolerances down to 1%.

Sizes range from 0201 (0.05W) to 1225 with long-sided terminations that is rated at 3W. This wide range of sizes and resistance values make the CSR / CSRN ideal for a wide range of applications including:

  • Power supply applications
  • Controls
  • Data and voice communications equipment
  • Instrumentation
  • AV systems and controls
  • Lighting and lighting controls
  • HVAC
  • Security, safety, and detection equipment
  • Industrial automation
  • Small motor controls and drives


Pricing for the CSR / CSRN varies with size, value, and tolerance. Contact Stackpole for volume pricing.

Many popular sizes and resistance values are in stock through Stackpole directly or through our distribution partners.

For more information about Stackpole products, contact Stackpole Electronics, Inc. at 3110 Edwards Mill Road, Suite 207, Raleigh NC 27612; phone 919-850-9500; email; or visit the website at


Stackpole Electronics Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of resistors. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., the privately held company began manufacturing in 1928 as part of Stackpole Carbon Company in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania.  Now part of the Akahane Stackpole Manufacturing Group, Stackpole has facilities in Japan, Taiwan, China, the US and Mexico.