Over the past few weeks, I’ve been doing a lot of research into resistors and what types of new technologies could benefit from enhanced power resistors. In the process, I’ve found that there is a huge demand for precision resistors within the field of medical devices. While a standard resistor operates on a set level of current resistance, the difference between the two is that a precision resistor has a very low tolerance value, making it a much narrower and more precise type of resistor. Devices like patient monitoring systems, ultrasounds, medical imaging, and surgical equipment are all being made with a focus on compact size and precision. Additionally, these electrical devices have very little room, if any, for any type of error. In the healthcare field, having a resistor that is not functioning properly can easily mean the difference between life and death. That’s why precision resistors are a much better choice than traditional high voltage resistors or high power resistors. Along with reliability, these precision resistors must be able to provide high performance, long-lasting stability, and exceptional levels of safety. Because they are used primarily in a hospital setting, precision resistors also have to be immune to elements like radiation and quick bursts of current caused by an electrostatic discharge. It’s a lot of pressure to put on a precision resistor–and the people who produce precision resistors–but many medical devices simply would not run without them. As the demand for smaller and more precise medical devices continues, the demand for better and more reliable precision resistors will also increase. If you’re in the business of making and maintaining precision resistors, it’s a good business to be in right now!