[AMRadio] Resistors


Geoff/W5OMR ars.w5omr at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 14:30:56 EDT 2007


Todd, KA1KAQ wrote:
> On 9/7/07, Rick Brashear <rickbras at airmail.net> wrote:
>   
>> Please, verify my thinking, again!
>>
>> I need a 39K @ 2 watt resistor.  I don't have a 2 watt, but I have 4 - 1/2
>> watters.  If I parallel two then series the pair I'll have my 39K, but will
>> I have my 2 watts?  I say yes, but...
>>     
>
> Sounds complicated. (o:
>
> But yes - IIRC, parallel for wattage, series to add resistance. Sounds
> okayfine to me.
>   

Make sure you keep some space between the bodies of the resistors, so 
that each can dissipate it's own heat.  Side-by-side might add too much 
heat.

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73 = Best Regards,
-Geoff/W5OMR




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