Author Topic: 1/2watt resistors too big?  (Read 3487 times)

cat

1/2watt resistors too big?
« on: July 02, 2006, 07:25:33 PM »
Hey all,

My local electronics store doesnt have 1/4watt resistors.

What they have are: 100k ohm 1/2watt 1% metal film resistors.

Would these be ok for this project?

Cat

theundeadelvis

Re: 1/2watt resistors too big?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2006, 07:47:20 PM »
I use them when I don't have the proper 1/4 watt. You may just have to stand them on end a bit to make them fit.
If it ain't broke...   ...it will be soon.

cat

Re: 1/2watt resistors too big?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2006, 07:56:58 PM »
Thanks theundeadelvis,

So they wont make a difference electronically then?

Thanks mate,

Cat

theundeadelvis

Re: 1/2watt resistors too big?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2006, 09:19:41 PM »
Nope, they just take up a little more room.
If it ain't broke...   ...it will be soon.

cat

Re: 1/2watt resistors too big?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2006, 01:40:25 AM »
Managed to track down 1/4watters :)

Thanks,

Cat