Resistor Components

Your Partner for Hard-to-find Resistors

A resistor is a passive two-terminal electrical component that implements electrical resistance as a circuit element.  In electronic circuits, resistors are used to reduce current flow, adjust signal levels, divide voltages, bias active elements, and terminate transmission lines, among other uses.

VRG Components can source any electronic parts that are hard to find – in short supply (allocations), end-of-life, or have long lead times – especially resistors.  We do this by leveraging our extensive network of carefully vetted, reliable suppliers to provide you with the right components to meet your needs.

Our mission is to supply hard-to-find, high-quality electronic components to maximize our customer’s production processes.  With the ability to source components from more than 500 leading manufacturers we can secure the resistors required for your project.

Find your electronic components Looking for hard-to-find resistors? Use the parts finder or contact us.

Resistor Applications

Resistors are the basic components in almost all electrical or electronic circuits.  They control the amount of current that flows through them.  Resistors are used as a component in electrical networks.  A resistor has a fixed ratio between the applied voltage and the current flowing.  This ratio is also called the resistance value, which expresses the extent to which the current is affected.

Resistors of all types are used in vast quantities in manufacturing electronic equipment.  In fact, they are probably the most common type of electronic component used in electrical and electronic circuits.  They are used to delimit electric current, voltage division, heat generation, matching and loading circuits, control gain, and fix time constants.

Heater resistors are used when an electronic device needs to generate heat.  Current limiting resistors are used to reduce the current present in a circuit.  Pull-up resistors are resistors commonly used in logic circuits to help ensure a well-defined logical level at a pin under all conditions.  Pull-down resistors work in a similar manner as a pull-up resistor, except that they pull the pin to a logical low value.

Tailored Support

The sourcing experts at VRG Components focus on meeting your specific industry needs which is the starting point of our comprehensive worldwide service.  Our global team keeps up with the changing industry requirements and complies with these requirements as it pertains to sourcing.  You have the support of our dedicated experts.

No matter your need, we are here for you.

Resistor Manufacturers

VRG Components is proud to offer reliable electronics components from major resistor manufacturers such as: 

Bourns      CTS      KOA Speer      NIC Components      Ohmite      Panasonic      Samsung Electro-Mechanics      Stackpole

Susumu      TE Connectivity      TT Electronics/IRC      TT Electronics/Welwyn Components      Vishay



TT Electronics/IRC offers a wide range of resistors. Products include: fixed resistors - current sense, high power, precision, fusible, flameproof, high voltage/value, surge/pulse, general purpose and dividers.

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Vishay manufactures semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETS, and optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors and capacitors).

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Yageo provides a wide range of resistors, capacitors, wireless components, and circuit protection components for automotive, consumer, power and energy, and consumer electronics.

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KOA Speer

KOA Speer is an electronic passive components manufacturer offering resistors, low resistance current sense/shunts, leaded resistors, thermistors/thermal sensors, inductors, fuses, varistors, LTCC substrates, and other products.

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Panasonic manufactures batteries, capacitors, circuit protection, connectors, encoders, inductors/filters, memory, potentiometers, relays, resistors, RF modules, semiconductors, sensors, and switches.

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TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity offers a large portfolio of connectors, relays, circuit breakers, resistors, inductors, motors and a myriad of other high quality electronic components.

Resistor Part Finder

In order to make it easy to search through a vast inventory of electronic components, VRG Components has developed a part finder.  Enter the part number and browse through our entire inventory.  Once you have found the components you are looking for, you can request a quote that fits your needs.  Our sales team will contact you to tailor your quotation for hard-to-find components.

FIND YOUR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS Looking for hard-to-find resistors? Use the parts finder or contact us.

Resistor Components

Resistor components include:

Fixed Resistors:  Fixed Single-Other Mounting Resistors, Fixed Single-Surface Mount Resistors, Fixed Single-Through Hole Resistors, Resistor Networks & Arrays

Variable Resistors:  Resistor Trimmers, Potentiometers & Rheostats

Other Resistors:  Carbon Composition Resistors, Ceramic Composition Resistors, Chassis Mount Resistors, Current Sense Resistors, Film Resistors, High Frequency/RF Resistors, MELF Resistors, Metal Foil Resistors, Metal Oxide Resistors, SMD Resistors, Through Hole Resistors, Variable Resistors, Wire Wound Resistors

Other Related Components

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A capacitor is a device that stores electrical energy in an electric field. It is a passive electronic component with two terminals.

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Circuit Protection

Circuit protection can simply be defined as the deliberate addition of a ‘weak link’ in an electrical circuit. Circuit protection components protect a circuit from electrostatic discharge, inductor flyback and main supply surges.

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An electrical connector is an electromechanical device used to join electrical conductors and create an electrical circuit. Most electrical connectors have a gender – i.e. the male component, called a plug, connects to the female component, or socket.

VRG Components is Your Ideal Partner

Our customers are often under pressure to find stock quickly.  Components must meet their quality standards and arrive on time.

Global customers choose VRG Components for our ability to secure the products they need, the speed at which we can deliver, our reliability, quality, and our ongoing customer support.  In other words, VRG is the essential supply chain partner that can provide you with peace of mind.

  • Unsurpassed global supply chain
  • Get a quote quickly
  • Quality focused & AS9120B / ISO 9001: 2015 certified
  • Highest quality components
  • Competitive pricing
  • Flexible payment terms

VRG Components is AS9120B / ISO 9001: 2015 certified.  Our Quality Management System contains strict quality guidelines and rigorous counterfeit avoidance measures so you can rely on the quality of the electronic parts you receive from us.  Get everything you need by contacting VRG Components for your electronic parts needs.

We focus on quickly delivering top-quality electronics components including resistors.  Our sourcing team is able to accomplish this due to our extensive global connections with carefully selected suppliers.


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Resistors are vital components in aerospace applications.

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Force-sensitive resistors have multiple applications for embedding into robotic systems. For instance, they can be positioned on key areas of the robot's grippers or arms to ensure safe, accurate, and more independent handling of products and equipment.

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