Current Sense Resistors/Shunts

Current sense resistors are recognized as cost-effective components that help improve system efficiency and reduce losses due to their high measurement accuracy compared to other technologies.

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While they are ideal for applications in virtually all market segments, current sense resistors are particularly useful in helping developers precisely measure current in their consumer and industrial designs.

Bourns offers current sense chip resistors with thick film, metal foil and metal strip resistive elements and electro-beam welded metal strip shunts.


Size 0603 to 2512 Thick Film Chip
0805 to 1206 Metal Foil Chip
0805 to 2512 Metal Strip Chip
2512 to 5931 EB Welded Shunts
6918 to 8536 Metric EB Welded Shunts
Rated power at 70 °C 0.1 to 50 W
Resistance Range 25 microhms to 9.1 ohms
Resistance Tolerance ±0.5 %, ±1 %, ±5 %
Temperature Coefficient ±50 to ±200 ppm/°C
Operating Temperature Range –55 to +155/+170 °C
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