4-Terminal Connection Kelvin Current Sensing Chips (LRF)

Current Sensing Kelvin Chip (LRF) Introduction

A key current sensing technology of 4-terminal Kelvin resistor (LRF) to construct vehicles for road, rail, sea, air and space.

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Token extends its surface-mount current sensing series with (LRF). This 4-terminal connection Kelvin chip resistor derivative in 1/2 watt and 1 watt package sizes. TCR down to 150ppm and enables tight tolerances down to 1% for increased measurement accuracy. Token LRF0612 combines tight tolerance and low TCR with extremely low resistance values down to 0.5mΩ in the compact 0612 case size.

Employing the same Ni-Cu or Mn-Cu resistive element this product affords the user an added advantage of a built in 4-terminal design with 2 larger electrodes for current management and 2 smaller electrodes for voltage measurement. This results in a pulse tolerant, tight tolerance resistor in the 0612 package size that maintains the superior electrical characteristics of the surface-mount construction.

With its 4-terminal construction, the device reduces system errors while eliminating the need for system calibration. Also, LRF's low resistance value minimises excess power dissipation while its tight tolerance and low TCR improve circuit accuracy by reducing measurement error or eliminating the need for calibration during manufacturing or in the field, which reduces costs and/or improves end product performance.

The LRF0612 is suitable for all types of voltage division, current sensing, and pulse applications in power management for cell phones; VRMs for laptops, DC/DC converters for servers, and Li-Ion battery management and safety; industrial instrumentation; and automotive electronic control such as audio, transmission, anti-lock brakes, engine, and climate controls.

Like all current sensing chip resistors, LRF0612 features an all-welded construction that contributes to its superior electrical performance. A proprietary processing technique produces extremely low resistance values ranging from 0.5mΩ to 5mΩ, with tight tolerances of 1%, 2% and 5%. The device is lead-free, RoHS-compliant, and Token Green. For non-standard technical requirements and special applications, contact us with your specific needs.

Downloads Complete Specification PDF 4-Terminal Connection Kelvin Current Sensing Chips (LRF).

Features :
  1. 4-Terminal Kelvin design, Durable with all-welded construction.
  2. Solid metal strip nickel-chrome or manganese-copper alloy resistive element.
  3. Ideal for all types of current sensing, voltage division and pulse applications.
  4. Proprietary processing technique produces extremely low resistance values.
  5. Over Coating : molding Compound UL-94 grade.
Applications :
  1. Automotive: Electronic controls (engine and transmission controls, audio electronics, climate controls, anti-lock brakes, etc.).
  2. Computer: Power management / safety, DC/DC converter, VRMs, Li-Ion battery management.
  3. Telecommunications: Power management in cell phones.
  4. Industrial: Instrumentation, inverter air conditioning.

Dimensions Unit: mm (LRF)

Dimensions (LRF) Dimensions (LRF)
(LRF) Kelvin Current Sensing Chips Dimensions (Unit: mm)
Type Power Rating at 70℃ (W) Resistance Range (mΩ) L±0.2 (mm) W±0.25 (mm) H±0.2 (mm) T±0.25 (mm) A±0.13 (mm) B±0.13 (mm)
LRF0612 1/2 0.5~5 1.65 3.05 0.65 0.4 0.51 0.51
LRF0612 1 0.5~5 1.65 3.05 0.65 0.4 0.51 0.51

Recommend Land Pattern (LRF)

Recommend Land Pattern
A: current connection.
C: voltage sense connection.
4-Terminal Connection Kelvin Recommend Land Pattern (LRF)
Type Maximum Power Rating (Watts: W) Resistance Range (mΩ) Dimensions (mm ± 0.1)
LRF0612 1/2W, 1W 0.5 ~ 5 2.3 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.4

*Remark: Copper foil minimum thickness of PCB: 3oz

Electrical Characteristics (LRF)

Type Power Rating at 70°C Maximum working voltage (V) Resistance Range (mΩ) TCR (ppm/°C) Tolerance (%) Operating Temperature Range
LRF0612 1/2W, 1W (P x R)1/2 0.5mΩ ≤ R ≤ 3mΩ ±200 ±1%, ±2%, ±5% -55℃~+170℃
3mΩ ≤ R ≤ 5mΩ ±150

Packing Quantity & Reel Specifications (LRF)

Reel Specifications Dimensions
Reel Specifications Dimensions
Type Packaging Quantity Tape Width Reel Diameter ΦA (mm) ΦB (mm) ΦC (mm) W (mm) T (mm)
LRF0612 4,000 pcs 8 mm 7 inch 178.5±2.5 60.0±1.0 13.0±1.0 9.0±1.0 11.5±1

Emboss Plastic Tape Specifications (LRF)

(LRF) Emboss Plastic Tape Specifications
Low Ohm 4-Terminal Connection (LRF) Emboss Plastic Tape Specifications
Type A (mm) B (mm) W (mm) E (mm) F (mm) P0 (mm) P1 (mm) P2 (mm) ΦD0 (mm) ΦD1 (mm) T (mm)
LRF0612 3.50±0.10 6.70±0.10 12.0±0.30 1.75±0.10 5.5±0.05 4.0±0.10 4.0±0.10 2.0±0.05 1.50±0.10 1.50±0.25 1.2±0.15
Notice :

1. The cumulative tolerance of 10 sprocket hole pitch is ±0.2mm.
2. Carrier camber shall be not more than 1mm per 100mm through a length of 250mm.
3. A & B measured 0.3mm from the bottom of the packet.
4. t measured at a point on the inside bottom of the packet to the top surface of the carrier.
5. Pocket position relative to sprocket hole is measured as the true position of the pocket and not the pocket hole.

Derating Curve

Kelvin Current Sensing Chips (LRF) - Derating Curve
Kelvin Current Sensing Chips (LRF) - Derating Curve

Reflow Condition

4-Terminal Current Chips (LRF) - Reflow Soldering (IR)
4-Terminal Current Chips (LRF) - Reflow Soldering (IR)

Environmental Characteristics (LRF)

Item Requirement Test Method
Temperature Coefficient ofResistance (T.C.R.)
As Spec.
IEC60115-1 4.8
JIS-C-5201-1 4.8
-55°C ~+125°C, 25°C is the reference temperature.
Short Time Overload
IEC60115-1 4.13
JIS-C-5201-1 4.13
5*rated power for 5 seconds.
Insulation Resistance
IEC60115-1 4.6
JIS C 5201-1 4.6
100V DC for 1 minute
IEC60115-1 4.25
JIS-C-5201-1 4.25.1
70±2°C, RCWV for 1000 hrs with 1.5 hrs “ON” and 0.5 hrs “OFF”
Moisture no Load
85°C, 85%RH, 1000 Hrs.
High Temperature Exposure
IEC60115-1 4.23.2
JIS-C-5201-1 4.23.2
At +170°C for 1000 Hrs.
Low Temperature Storage
EC60115-1 4.23.4
JIS C 5201-1 4.23.4
At-55°C for 1000 Hrs.
Bending Strength
IEC-60115-1 4.33
JIS-C-5201-1 4.33
Bending width 2mm once for 5 seconds.
95% Min. coverage
IEC-60115-1 4.17
JIS-C-5201-1 4.17
245±5°C for 2±0.5 seconds.
Resistance to Soldering Heat
IEC-60115-1 4.18
JIS-C-5201-1 4.18
260±5℃ for10±1 sec 2 cycles.
Thermal Shock
IEC-60115-1 4.19
JIS-C-5201-1 4.19
-55°C ~ 150°C, 300 cycles, 15min per extreme condition.

Order Codes (LRF)

LRF 0612 F TR F T 0m75 M
Part Number
0612 1.65x3.05
Tolerance (%)
J ±5%
G ±2%
F ±1%
TR Taping Reel
K ±150PPM/°C
F ±200PPM/°C
Power Rating (W)
U 0.5W
T 1W
Resistance (Ω)Ex:
0m50 0.00050Ω
0m75 0.00075Ω
1m50 0.00150Ω
R005 0.00500Ω
M MnCu Material
  NiCu Material