Raleigh, N.C. SEI Electronics, Inc. has launched a short lead time program for its line of wirewound resistors. Designated SEI FAST, the program guarantees delivery of limited quantities of the most popular wirewound resistor series in two to three weeks, depending on the product type.
While customers are used to resistor products available from stock, it's a different scenario for wirewound resistors because of the variety of housings, power ratings and custom ohmic values available, says Rob Hudspeth, director of sales for SEI. He notes that industry lead times for wirewound resistors are about 14 to 16 weeks.
The SEI FAST program guarantees a two-week delivery on the surface-mount SM series and precision axial leaded WW series for quantities up to 1,000 pieces. For the ceramic-housed CB series, delivery is guaranteed within three weeks after receipt of order. Standing behind its guarantee, the company says if it doesn't meet the committed two or three-week delivery, the products are free of charge.
Typical pricing ranges from $0.30 to $1.20 in quantities up to 1,000 pieces. Custom ohmic values are also available.
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