General purpose nichrome resistors feature metal film technology: suit industrial, medical and consumer applications

TT Electronics’ GPCF Series SMD resistors for general purpose use in precision and semi-precision applications are now available at TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. The GPCF Series is a nichrome chip resistor and is available in four compact sizes – 0402, 0603m 0805, and 1206 – and Ohmic value range 10R to 100K.  Aimed at circuit designers who require devices with greater precision than thick film resistors, the GPCF Series offers a better price/performance ratio than more costly high-performance thin film resistors.   The GPCF Series is suitable for applications requiring moderate precision of 0.1% tolerance and 25ppm/degC TCR, including instrumentation, power supplies, industrial controls and consumer medical equipment. Performance characteristics include a maximum operating temperature of +155degC. 

GPCF resistors are suitable for automated handling thanks to their rectangular shape and small dimensional tolerances.  Electrical connection to a ceramic substrate or to a PCB is made by reflow or wave soldering of wrap-around terminations.  The wrap-around terminations not only ensure reliable contact, they provide good leach properties.  The robust construction of the GPCF Series means the resistors can be immersed in a solder bath for 30 seconds at 260degC, enabling them to be mounted on one side of a PCB and wire-leaded components applied on the other side.

GPCF Resistors are supplied paper taped and reeled as per IEC 286-3.

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TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. TTI’s philosophy is “Lead by Design”, and the company differentiates itself by focusing on people, parts and process. TTI in Europe strives to be the distributor of choice for customers and suppliers alike by introducing new product technologies and by stocking broad and deep inventory across its franchise base. TTI’s sophisticated inventory management system ensures the ability to service changes in demand due to fluctuating markets and supply chains. For more information about TTI, please visit