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PLV5 5W Wire Wound Precision Power 4-Terminal Axial Shunt

PLV5 5W Wire Wound Precision Power 4-Terminal Axial Shunt

Technical Information

.001Ω - 100Ω
to ±.005%
TCR Char.
±15 PPM /°C.
Max Watts
Lead Free
Max Amps
-65°C to +275°C @ 1%
7.87mm (.310")
15.88mm (.625")
7.87mm (.310")
to ±.005% per year
4-Terminal Axial
Lead Dimensions
.032" dia. x 1.000" long (min.)
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  • Electrical & Physical Specs

  • Attributes & Derating Table

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Electrical & Physical Specifications:

H-Height 7.87mm (.310")
L-Length 15.88mm (.625")
W-Width 7.87mm (.310")
Lead Dimensions: .032" D x 1.000" L (std.)
Min. Res. @ Derated Power: .001Ω @ .225W
Min. Res. @ Max Power: .022Ω @ 5W
Temperature Span: -65°C to +275°C @ 1% Tol.

PLV Series Engineering Attributes:

You can select any value from 1mΩ (milliohm) to 100Ω. Refer to figure 2 for minimum resistance vs. tolerance ratios.
Standard: 0±15 PPM/°C.
Special: 0±10 PPM/°C. When operating from -65°C to +150°C
Full power ratings are based upon ±1% resistance tolerances @ +25°C. Derating is required for closer tolerances, higher temperatures & lower values. Refer to figure 3 shown below.
To ±.001%/year @ +25°C. with no load.
The PLV series features solderable hot-tinned pure copper (ETP/OFHC) wire leads. Higher current-carrying capacity leads from #21 AWG to #8 AWG are available for full power ratings on values below the standard minimum resistance listed.
The PLV series is sealed in high temperature resistant & solvent resistant epoxy. Aluminum cases sealed with epoxy are available for the 7 & 10 Watt sizes.
PRC stamp, type, Ohmic value (Ω) & tolerance, physical size permitting. Custom marking is available upon request.