Current sense resistors are utilized in numerous applications in our industry today. There has been a significant increase in usage in the electronics industry, due to the growth in portable battery powered devices to minimize energy use and various safety system applications. When designing these types of applications, current sense resistors aim to eliminate the risk of short circuits or surge current conditions which are likely to damage other components. In most cases, current sense resistors offer relatively easy design and low cost solutions for circuit designers. Our engineers have created a Cheat Sheet
to better explain and demonstrate the function of current sense resistors.