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General resistor question

By Seamlesswall

8 months ago

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    #1 8 months ago

    Ordered 1/2 watt metal film resistors from Mouser and I assumed you could kind of tell the wattage based on the size of the resistor. Not in this case! These things are tiny. So the question is: is this simply because of modern manufacturing practices? Label clearly marked and checks with meter. If I ever lost the label I wouldn't know the wattage capability?. In Mousers case, they use heat labels and given a few years they fade...

    #2 8 months ago

    You might have ordered small form factor resistors. This would be a 1/2 watt resistor at about the size of a 1/4 W resistor.

    #3 8 months ago

    Are they this tiny? I've had these blow off to neverland a few times. Unless you are in a clean room with a solid color floor you'll often never find them again.

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