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#1 JDiZzLe10

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 03:16 PM

is it bad if you use a resistor that can take way more than you are putting into it? like if your taking an educated guess on the one you need so you over shoot it just to be safe is that bad?

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 03:21 PM

ummmmm.....que?

#3 JDiZzLe10

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 03:55 PM

like if my circut only needed like 165 Ohms worth of resistor but i put like a 200 Ohm one on would the be bad?


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Posted 22 September 2004 - 04:05 PM

i dont think so, you just overshot it a lil, i should think about a resistor.....

Edited by TheWraith357, 22 September 2004 - 04:06 PM.


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Posted 22 September 2004 - 04:14 PM

I take it your adding LEDs?

Ohms Law V = I x R (where V is voltage, I is current and R is resistance)

Now you can work out the exact resistance and therefor buy the right resistors!

But in answer to your question, you can put in a resistor with a higher value than needed but the LEDs wont be as bright. It's when you put in a resistor with a lower value it will be "bad", m'kay!

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 05:14 PM

OHMS LAW, I haven't see that since VocTech in High School and that was 1...2...3...4...yrs ago... oh nevermind. Anyways I stumbled on this site tht has come in handy when needing to find the correct resistor for various projects.

Resistor Page

Edited by MMXMonster, 22 September 2004 - 05:15 PM.





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