High voltage and surge tolerant resistors are essential components in circuitry for many medical applications. They offer protection for sensitive inputs from large differentials in electrical potential and energy surges, which may be routine occurrences in certain application areas. Some procedures in the medical sector, for example, require high voltage and surge protection to guarantee that instruments can be operated safely and efficiently. Many experts have identified this as an ongoing pain point in defibrillators, which are used to induce normal cardiac rhythms by shocking patients with an abrupt electrical surge.
In this blog post, TT Electronics aims to explore how high voltage resistors are an ideal solution for demanding medical applications.