A resistor is an electrical component whose value describes the relationship between electricity and voltage. Resistors are used e.g. to limit the flow of electrical current, to split voltages or to convert electrical energy into heat. The Metallux.de product range of resistors includes high-voltage and power resistors based on wire and thick-film technology.
With high voltage resistors, as the name already suggests, high voltages can be divided and thus measured. They are used in radiology and calibration devices, high-voltage generators and in measurement technology. The high-voltage resistors play an important role as voltage sensors in power supply and distribution networks.
The Metallux.de power resistors limit voltage peaks that occur, when electronic systems are started up and shut down. In this way overloads can be avoided and machines can be operated gently. Typical areas of application for power resistors are, for example, charging and discharging resistors, braking resistors in drive systems, protective resistors and resistors for current and voltage limitation.