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Vishay Resistors
- Current Sensing & Shunt - Metal Foil



ES Components offers a wide variety of Current Sensing and Shunt Resistor for application in military, aerospace, industrial, commercial and medical systems.

Whether it is the precision and stability of a Bulk Metal Foil® device, or the low-cost and small size of a Thick Film SMT device or the power-handling capability of a heat-sinked Power Metal Strip and Thick Film devices, ES Components has just the right resistor for your application.


This easily-reproducible three-minute video demonstrates the comparative thermal shock and temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) performance of three resistor technologies: thick film, thin film, and Bulk Metal Z-Foil technology. Also, because TCR is directly proportional to each technology's overall stability (such as load-life stability, short-term overload, shock and vibration, etc.), TCR can be used as a readily accessible figure of merit for each technology.

  • Vishay – Dale

  • Vishay – Sfernice

  • Vishay – Milwaukee

  • VPG – Foil Resistors

  • VPG – Alpha Electronics

  • VPG-Powertron


  • Bulk Metal Foil

  • Thin Film (wire-bondable)

  • Thick Film

  • Wire-wound

  • Power Metal Strip

  • Steel Grid


  • Surface Mount

  • Through Hole

  • Power Surface Mount

  • Bare Element

  • Module

  • Sub Assembly


  • Power – 0.125W to 6.5kW

  • Tolerance – 0.01% to 10%

  • TCR (ppm/°C) – 0.05 to 930