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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Bobby119, Mar 23, 2012.

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  1. Bobby119

    Bobby119

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    Quick question, how dangerous is burnt resistor smoke. Ive been burning a lot lately.

    Thanks
     
  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    A little more dangerous than the smoke from the end of your soldering iron, but way less toxic than the smoke from a transistor.

    Seriously dude! If there's that much smoke, get a fume extractor.
     
  3. cjdelphi

    cjdelphi

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    or learn how to use the correct resistor for what you need, you're putting way too much current through them if they're blowing so easily, if a resistor burns you know there's 1 serious issue lol
     
  4. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    Alternatively figure out what you are doing wrong with your circuit(s) construction that
    has you cooking so many resistors!!!!

    Obviously something isn't right and you should be taking the sign of smoke as
    a significant indication of errors that need to be sorted out.


    Cheers
    Dave
     
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