Product Description

By temperature controlling an otherwise very stable resistor a performance close to the very best available World-wide can be achieved at a surprisingly low price. The resistor itself is oil filled and hermetically sealed.

The function of hermetic sealing is to eliminate the ingress of moisture and oxygen both of which play a role in the long term degradation of unsealed resistors. A further enhancement in both short and long term stability is achieved by oil filling. The oil also acts as a thermal conductor allowing the device to accept short periods of overload without degradation.

With accuracies of ±0.005%, a wide resistance range and long term drift of less than 5ppm, these devices are virtually secondary standards that can be kept in a laboratory as references to calibrate other devices.

The Resistor is held in a temperature controlled environment heated to 30°C ±0.1°C other temperatures are available to special order. The heater requires 2 watts at 5V which can be supplied by a battery or an unregulated DC supply. In an ambient of 20°C the Resistor’s heater will warm up in typically 30 minutes, and a LED shows when the temperature has been reached. A test pocket is provided so that the resistors’ temperature can be monitored if required.

Stability of 0.1 ppm/month or better can be expected. Standard models are: 10, 25, 100, 1000, 10,000Ω. For other values please contact Isotech.

For the highest quality traceability we recommend that the 456 be UKAS Certified. We can offer the 2 Sigma Uncertainties shown in the table.

Tech Spec

Technical Feature Value
Model 456
Rating 0.5 Watt
Stability Typically 1ppm per year at 1mA
Traceability A Traceability certificate accompanies your 456 to the 2 sigma uncertanties shown.
Induction 0.08μH typical
Capacitance 0.5pF
Dimensions 114 x 110 x 96mm (in box)
Weight 1kg (including box) 550g (excluding box)
How to order 456 Temperature Controlled Fixed AC/DC Resistor. Please specify ohmic value. State with UKAS Calibration or without UKAS Calibration.