The new RAVS series from Stackpole offers stable reliable performance in a wide variety of environments including those with high amounts of sulfur. Stackpole’s proprietary process and materials with reduced silver yield a chip resistor array with excellent long-term reliability under conditions where standard chip resistors fail. The RAVS series shows typical resistance shifts less than 0.1 percent after 240 hours at 40C, 95 percent R.H., 5 volt bias, and H2S concentration of 3 ppm or greater. Applications for anti-sulfur chip arrays include automotive electronics, industrial and commercial equipment controls, marine electronics and anywhere gaskets, hoses, grommets, or oils and lubricants may be found.

The RAVS is available in 8 pin, 4 resistor circuits in 1, 1.6, and 3.1 mm widths. Resistance values range from 10 ohms up to 1 M in 200 ppm TCR and tolerances as low as 1 percent. Pricing for the RAVS varies with size, resistance value, and tolerance, and ranges from $0.012 to $0.055 each in full reel quantities. Contact Stackpole or one of our franchised distributors for pricing inquiries.

For more information about Stackpole products, contact Stackpole Electronics, Inc. at 2700 Wycliff Road Suite 410, Raleigh NC 27607; phone 919-850-9500; email; or visit the Web site at