Modern electronics utilize current sense resistors for portable power management. As larger and more powerful devices become portable, higher currents and higher power ratings become critical, however, space for any portable electrical device must always be conserved.
The HCSM2818 from Stackpole offers a 5 watt continuous power rating to maximize power handling in a given PCB area. The 2818 case size provides superior power handling while minimizing its PCB footprint.
The AEC compliant HCSM2818 offers 1% and 5% resistance tolerances in resistance values of 4, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 milliohm.  TCR ranges from 200 ppm for the 4 and 5 milliohm values to 75 ppm for the values 10 ppm and higher.
Pricing for the HCSM2818 varies with tolerance and ranges from $0.40 each for 5% to $0.45 for 1% tolerances. Contact Stackpole or one of our franchised distributor partners for volume pricing.
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
About Stackpole Electronics
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.