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massimo 15th February 2006 01:11 PM

Where can I buy Fukushima MPC resistors?
Does anybody know a good source for Fukushima/Futaba metal plate cement power resistors?
In interested in MPC 78 (2W) and MPC74 (5W) series.
These resistors are often used in hi end and DIY japanese products as emitter resistors and are claimed to be "low distorsion" type.

thank you!

ghee0 15th February 2006 01:20 PM

Try this site.

It is in chinese though.

jtsaudio 26th February 2009 12:26 PM

Beware of Chinese knock offs
I saw these for sale on e Bay a while ago and I bit.
They're listed as "Japan Fukushima", but the ones I received are Chinese fakes and have poor lead attachment.

The original seller was banned, but I see them back at it under a different name.

Just a warning.

I hear you can still get the real thing from Germany.

glt 26th February 2009 04:12 PM

If you are looking for "made in Japan", you will probably have to look for NOS stuff. Nowadays almost everything electronic is made in China, Thailand, even Vietnam.

h_a 26th February 2009 04:17 PM


"low distorsion" type.
Maybe it helps you, distortion is always very low in metal film resistors.

And extremely low compared to transistors.

Have fun, Hannes

massimo 26th February 2009 06:34 PM


Originally posted by h_a

Maybe it helps you, distortion is always very low in metal film resistors.

And extremely low compared to transistors.

Have fun, Hannes

That's why I put this statement into brackets ;)

Anyway I later found these resistors at THL Audio.

Thank you to all.

WALTER BURKHARD 1st March 2009 03:00 AM

Massimo you can find the Resistors here

Metallbandwiderstände Toleranz 10 % Typ Futaba MPC.. (E074.400)

massimo 2nd March 2009 07:41 AM

Thank you Walter, but I've already bought the resistors I need from THL some months ago (my original request is dated 2006!)
And I didn't pay too much.

satoru 10th March 2009 05:47 AM


A late, late response :)

Fukushima-Futaba's MPC resistors are advertised for "non-inductive" cement resistor series. For non-inductive design, I think Caddock's MP808~MP825 series is better. Caddock's power resistors are kind a hard to find in Japan...


HighTec 25th February 2011 02:34 PM

Well, it's time to bump this thread again. Jtsaudio mentioned an ebay seller who was selling fake Futaba's MPC resistors. I found this guy on ebay who is also selling 'original' Fukushima Futaba resistors. According to Futaba's datasheet, the dimensions of MPC73 resistors case are 13x13mm (WxH) but this seller has resistors 10x26mm. What do you think? Probably counterfeits? Yeah, I know...stay away from ebay etc... but anyways I want your opinion. :confused:

Fukushima Futaba MPC73 0.22 ohm 3W Resistor x 12pcs - eBay (item 150567665969 end time Mar-24-11 19:02:58 PDT)

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