This model is available in two series: 5695 (reference resistor) and 5685 (standard reference resistor). The 5695 series of 4-wire reference resistors offer high accuracy and stability at an economic cost. Designed specifically, for use as a comparison standard for AC thermometry resistance bridges, the 5695 series may also be used in electrical standards laboratories.


Maximum dissipation for the Resistors is 1 Watt but the highest performance will be obtained with a dissipation of 10 milli-Watts which is the ideal working condition. No harm will occur if the dissipation is increased to 1 watt but self heating will take effect after a few minutes. Since the introduction of these Standard Resistors they have been adopted by National and Major Industrial Standards Laboratories as their primary standards. Information obtained from these laboratories over the past twenty five years indicate their exceptional high stability.

Tinsley Standard Reference Resistors

  • Product comes new from manufacturer, available in 7-8 weeks.  Contact us for quote and more info.

    • High accuracy
    • Excellent long-term stability
    • Low temperature coefficient
    • Rugged stainless steel construction
    • Resistance range 1 to 10’000 Ohms