Employing a Ni-Cu-Mn resistive element, the FC4L Series features a built in four-terminal design with two larger electrodes for current management and two smaller electrodes for voltage measurement. This Kelvin type resistor is designed for automatic insertion and features a metal foil construction, ensuring a very stable Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR). In addition, it provides a tight tolerance (5% at 1 milliohm, 2% at 2 milliohms, and 1% at 3, 5, 10, 25, and 50 milliohms).
Available in industry standard sizes, the FC4L Series functions for both high heat resistant use and low heat electromotive use. Its four-wire connection improves measurement accuracy by directly sensing a voltage drop across the resistor. This eliminates inaccuracies caused by voltage drops across resistor leads and printed circuit board (PCB) traces.
These current sense resistors can be used in a variety of battery powered electronic devices to mitigate concerns with battery life, recharging frequency, and overcharging risks.