Ceramic non-inductive resistors

Kanthal’s electronic components acquired by Ohmite

Kanthal’s electronic components business has been acquired by Ohmite from November 1, 2018. Over the coming months Ohmite will be integrating the Kanthal electronic components portfolio, to provide a smooth transition for customers. During the integration period, the full line of Kanthal’s ceramic resistor and capacitor products will continue to be accessible on this website, or via the Ohmite website.

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Ceramic non-inductive resistors for demanding applications involving high voltage, high current, high energy or high power resistors.

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Ceramic resistors are available in flexible geometries and a wide range of sizes, from 1/2 watt to a 1000 watts in a single component. They are suitable for a large variety of end products and types of circuits.

High reliability and several other features

Ceramic non-inductive resistors offer several advantages compared to non-inductive wire wound, film and composition resistors as there is no film or wire to fail. They are also chemically inert and thermally stable.
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Types of bulk ceramic non-inductive resistors

Tubular resistors available in a wide variety of sizes and terminations.

High-energy axial-leaded resistors.

Slab resistors providing high power and energy dissipation in a compact size.

High-energy resistors in disk and washer styles.

Direct and indirect water-cooled non-inductive resistors.

Kanthal® alloys are used in metallic load bank resistors for longer element life and consistent operating performance.

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Three types of ceramics

We provide resistors of three basic bulk ceramic materials – all superior to non-inductive wire wound, film and composition resistors.
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