Q: What is a chassis mount resistor?

A: A chassis mount resistor is a wirewound resistor housed in an extruded aluminum chassis mount housing that promotes heat loss and cooling. Its design maximizes pulse handling and provides superior heat conduction. Chassis mount resistors can be attached to heat sinks to dissipate which allows for the use of higher power as the heat that is generated is dissipated very quickly.


Q: What is a chassis mount resistor made of?

A: Chassis mount resistors are manufactured using wirewound resistor technology in a large ceramic core molded into an extruded aluminum chassis mount housing. The wirewound design maximizes pulse handling, and the aluminum housing provides superior heat conduction.