# 59 ohm resistor

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Jon Germany, Feb 14, 2016.

1. ### Jon Germany

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I am trying to repair a alarm system i own but i need to replace a resister thats gone off value due to getting hot. Its a 59 ohm - 1 watt - 5%. I have looked everywhere on the net and found nothing better than 250ma in 59 ohm's. Can anyone help with either a 1 or 2w resister please

cheers
Jon

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3. ### Jon Germany

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Thanks for the reply Dave but the minimum order quantity of 2500 is a bit more than i need.

4. ### Externet

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Welcome.
Use two 120Ω paralleled, or any values that sum your needs in series. Discarded switching power supplies or other equipment may have suitable values. Canibalize.

5. ### 73's de Edd

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Jon . . . . . .

How in the world could a common alarm circuit really,really,really require a "59" ohm value of resistor yet be so liberal as to spec it at %5 tolerance?
Is that value printed on the part or using color bands ?
Those bands could shift coloration when being subjected to heat, particularly near the central hotter area.
Orrrrrrrr . . .could a purchase agent got "such a deal, already" on 5000 "59" ohm resistors., that was what got bought.

A more commonly available 56 or 62 ohm should fall just within your tolerance spec.

If I actually have need for such an odd value resistor and actually being in a critical resistance function.
I get a just higher resistance value of a very liberal wattage above the subscribed wattage and then parallel shunt it with a higher and lower wattage
resistor to trim right to that desired resistance.
In this case getting a 62 ohms value in a common 7 watt metal film resistor and being shunted with a 1/2 watt metal 1200 ohm unit will yield ~ 58.954 ohms,
with compensation of tolerance variations needing to be considered.
With that "cushy" 7 1/2 watts power spec . . . . . its then running at "cool city".

73's de Edd

Aside:
L o o o o n g time . . . no see no "external-net" . . . que pasa ?

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6. ### Externet

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Que pasaaaa Edddddd...

7. ### davennModerator

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you sure .... many buy in singles or small Q's from digikey

but Externet's way is the best way to go