HCS Series Surface-Mount High Current Shunt Sense Resistors

Stackpole’s HCS series is designed for sensing high levels of current

In the past, surface-mount current-sense resistors have been useful for handling currents of 50 amps or less. These resistors can handle currents up to 129 amps in the 3920 size. The HCS combines an elevated resistive element to lower the induced heat on the PCB with low resistance values down to 0.3 milliohms to achieve this outstanding performance. Compared to similar sized metal plate flat chip resistors, the HCS will operate from 10 to 30°C cooler. In addition, the HCS has low TCR ranging from 50 ppm to 150 ppm for high accuracy even at high temperatures. The HCS is designed to handle and operate at high temperatures; it is rated for full power up to 100°C and can operate safely at reduced power up to 170°C.

The HCS is good for all types of high-power supplies and power modules, electric motor controls, fuel-powered engine controls, DC to DC converters in switching power supplies, frequency converters, voltage regulators, portable power management, and battery monitoring.

CSS and CSSH Current Sense Resistors
  • 3 W - 2512 chip size
  • 5 W - 3920 chip size
  • 0.3, 0.5, and 1 milliohm resistance values
  • 1% and 5% tolerances
  • TCR as low as 50 ppm/°C
  • High temperature operation up to 100°C under full power


Manufacturer Part Number Description Available Quantity Datasheets
HCS2512FT1L00 RES SMD 0.001 OHM 1% 3W 2512 6739
HCS2512FTL300 RES SMD 0.0003 OHM 1% 3W 2512 3611
HCS2512FTL500 RES SMD 0.0005 OHM 1% 3W 2512 2017
HCS3920FT1L00 RES SMD 0.001 OHM 1% 5W 3920 4535
HCS3920FTL300 RES SMD 0.0003 OHM 1% 5W 3920 5709
HCS3920FTL500 RES SMD 0.0005 OHM 1% 5W 3920 5115