Alpha ADR 6-Dial Series

  • Alpha Electronics

Product Features

  • 6-Dial decade resistance box
  • Long-term stability in resistance ≤50 ppm/year (storage life)
  • Low contact resistance switch and three clip-type contacts in parallel
  • Low thermal EMF terminal
  • >Double electrical shielding protection against noise
  • Utilising Alpha’s Bulk Metal® foil ultra precision resistance material inside

Applications

  • Test and Measurement

Description

The ADR 6-dial decade resistance box series from Alpha Electronics, with 6½ digit readings, features ultra precision resistors, low contact resistance rotary switches, low thermal EMF output terminals and the double shielded construction. There are 5 models of the ADR 6-dial decade resistance box available, each offering different resistance ranges starting from 0.1Ω minimum to 1.111210KΩ maximum up to 10Ω minimum to 11.11110MΩ maximum.

  • 6-Dial decade resistance box
  • Accuracy down to ≤0.005% +2mΩ for some models
  • Temperature coefficient of resistance ≤5ppm /°C
  • Long-term stability in resistance ≤50ppm/year (storage life)
  • Low contact resistance switch and three clip-typed contacts in parallel
  • Low thermal EMF terminal
  • Double electrical shielding protective against noise
  • Maximum power rating of 0.5W

 

All resistors used in this Decade Resistance Box are from the ultra precision Bulk Metal® Foil resistors manufactured by Alpha Electronics, assuring high stability over time and environment change.

The rotary switches have very low contact resistance which is achieved by connecting three clip-type contacts in parallel. This method also ensures a higher mechanical reliability. Low thermal EMF output terminals use a low thermal resistance rectangular wire circuit configuration. A double shielded construction inhibits interference of environmental noise.

The ADR 6-dial resistance box series has a weight of approximately 4.5kg and dimensions of 430mm x 140mm x 99mm.

 

The below table gives the full specifications for each model available of the Alpha ADR 6-dial decade resistance box series:

Alpha ADR 6-Dial Specifications

Specifications

Weight 4.50000 kg
Dimensions 430.00 × 140.00 × 99.00 mm
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Minimum Resistance

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Power Rating

Additional Features

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Temperature Coefficient

RoHS Compliant Product – Alpha

This product is available fully compliant to the RoHS EU directive 2011/65/EU.

Alpha Resistor Videos

We are pleased to provide you with a range of videos, please see below for the latest content available:

 

 

VIDEOS
Place holder video for YouTube video Resistor Stability Put to the Test (Demo Video)

In this video, our host Richard Zuratt puts the stability of the three major resistor technologies — foil, thin, and thick film — to the test. Each resistor type is subjected to an overload pulse and its change in resistance value is recorded. Due to the homogeneous nature of the VPG Bulk Metal® Foil resistor, it is the only of the three to experience no change from the high power pulse. This demonstrated performance makes foil resistors the technology of choice for critical applications where long-term stability and survivability are paramount.

Place holder video for YouTube video Advantages of Using Bulk Metal® Foil Resistors in High-Humidity Environments

All resistors that are based on nichrome, which is a category that includes both thin film devices and Bulk Metal Foil resistors, are susceptible to electro-chemical corrosion or etching when placed in a high humidity environment and powered with a very low wattage. But since the nichrome element of a Bulk Metal Foil resistor is hundreds of times thicker than the element in a thin film device with the same value, it will last much longer under these conditions. This video shows the actual etching process and survival times for thin film and foil nichrome resistive elements as they are tested in 100% humidity conditions.

Place holder video for YouTube video Comparison Testing of Chip Resistor Technologies Under High Vibration

Surface-mount resistors suffer physical stresses when exposed to high vibration or thermally unstable environments. Failure modes commonly occur in welds, solder joints, connectors, and terminations, ultimately resulting in circuit failure. In this demonstration, vibration-table-mounted boards are subjected to ±2° deflection 25 times per second and monitored for any ΔR > 0.1%. All the chip resistors failed in 2 to 12 minutes (8K to 16K cycles). But the Alpha MPP molded Bulk Metal® Z-Foil resistor with flexible terminations experienced over a million cycles with no change in resistance.

VIDEOS
Place holder video for YouTube video
Resistor Stability Put to the Test (Demo Video

In this video, our host Richard Zuratt puts the stability of the three major resistor technologies — foil, thin, and thick film — to the test. Each resistor type is subjected to an overload pulse and its change in resistance value is recorded. Due to the homogeneous nature of the VPG Bulk Metal® Foil resistor, it is the only of the three to experience no change from the high power pulse. This demonstrated performance makes foil resistors the technology of choice for critical applications where long-term stability and survivability are paramount.

Place holder video for YouTube video
Advantages of Using Bulk Metal® Foil Resistors in High-Humidity Environments

All resistors that are based on nichrome, which is a category that includes both thin film devices and Bulk Metal Foil resistors, are susceptible to electro-chemical corrosion or etching when placed in a high humidity environment and powered with a very low wattage. But since the nichrome element of a Bulk Metal Foil resistor is hundreds of times thicker than the element in a thin film device with the same value, it will last much longer under these conditions. This video shows the actual etching process and survival times for thin film and foil nichrome resistive elements as they are tested in 100% humidity conditions.

Place holder video for YouTube video

Surface-mount resistors suffer physical stresses when exposed to high vibration or thermally unstable environments. Failure modes commonly occur in welds, solder joints, connectors, and terminations, ultimately resulting in circuit failure. In this demonstration, vibration-table-mounted boards are subjected to ±2° deflection 25 times per second and monitored for any ΔR > 0.1%. All the chip resistors failed in 2 to 12 minutes (8K to 16K cycles). But the Alpha MPP molded Bulk Metal® Z-Foil resistor with flexible terminations experienced over a million cycles with no change in resistance.

Alpha ADR 6-Dial Series Technical Library

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Alpha Electronics ADR 6-dial decade resistance box (RTD simulator) datasheet
Alpha Electronics traceability chart information for their standard resistor offerings
Alpha Electronics calibration information and case options for their standard resistor offerings
Alpha Electronics additional services and custom products available to compliment their standard resistor ranges
Alpha Electronics standard resistors databook, covering all models they have to offer

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