MELF & Metal Film Resistors, Carbon Film Resistors

From Metal and MELF Resistors to Carbon Film Resistors,
we can supply a wide variety of resistors from world class suppliers like Ezentek & PDC.


If your project or application requires resistors that are not only reliable but can also handle the pressure and the heat, here at Components Bureau, we supply a range of resistors from leading manufacturers including Ezentek and PDC.

Our resistor product range includes MELF resistors, fusible wire wound, metal oxide, metal film, carbon film, aluminium housed wire wound, surge resistors and metal glazed resistors.

Types of Resistors

MELF Resistors

For over 30 years, MELF (Metal Electrode Leadless Face) cylindrical resistors have continued to be reliable and high performing film resistors that have long term stability compared to other film resistors.

Uses of MELF Resistors

MELF resists can be used for various applications and industries including:

  • Automotive Industry
  • Electrical and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Telecommunication Infrastructure
  • Smart Meters
  • Solar Inverters

Pros and Cons of MELF Resistors

MELF Resistors are extremely reliable due to their low failure rate throughout the years and ability to surpass other types of resistors when it comes to longevity, pulse load capability and temperature tolerance.

Although many have joked that MELF resistors are prone to finding their way to workshop floors due to their cylindrical design, it hasn’t stopped businesses recognising the overall potential of MELF resistors in electronic product manufacturing.

MELF resistors may cost you a little more compared to common SMD resistors but overall, many would claim it's worth paying the extra due to the quality and stability that you will receive with a MELF resistor.

Benefits of MELF Resistors

  • Reliable against overload conditions
  • Low failure rate
  • Suitable for high-temperature applications
  • Resistant against moisture

Metal Film Resistors

Metal Film Resistors are made with a thin film of metal which has been fixed into a ceramic rod and are one of the most common types of axial resistors.

Although their appearance is similar to carbon film resistors, metal film resistors are known to be slightly more stable and reliable due to the design process of the metal being protected so over time it doesn’t degrade. As Metal film resistors produce little noise, they are perfect for circuits that require this particular feature.

Benefits of Metal Film Resistors

  • Stability over a long period of time
  • Low temperature and noise
  • Small in size for convenience
  • Can be used for a wide range of applications

Carbon Film Resistors

Carbon Film Resistors are cost effective and an obvious choice of resistor when it comes to high temperature and high voltage applications, such as power supplies, x-rays, lasers etc. Carbon film resistors have been designed to handle the heat and the pressure due to the deposition manufacturing process.

Benefits of Carbon Film Resistors

  • Low noise
  • Cost efficient
  • Available to use for a variety of applications

We pride ourselves on providing businesses with high quality products. If you would like to find out more information about our Resistors product range, please don’t hesitate to contact our team by telephone, email or through our contact form.

Our partners for resistors


Established in 1996, Ezentek specialise in the manufacture of resistive products. 



PDC was founded in 1990 as the first local manufacturer and exporter of ceramic dielectric powders and multilayer ceramic chip capacitors in Taiwan.


Some of our global partners

  • Cosel
  • Cincon
  • Autronic
  • Minmax
  • Artesyn
  • MeanWell
  • Skynet
  • Bivocom
  • High Flying
  • Cervoz
  • AEM Inc.
  • Adam Technologies Inc.
  • Kingbright
  • AiSHi
  • Everflow
  • Jamicon
  • CIT Relay
  • Hua Jung Components
  • HSM
  • Iskra
  • Konek
  • Littelfuse
  • Minamoto
  • OBO Pro 2
  • PDC
  • Hua Jie
  • Suntan
  • Advanced Energy
  • Efore
  • EDAC
  • P-DUKE
  • FSP