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Resistor for power source minimum load

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  1. Steveggz

    Steveggz

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    I'm trying to power a small PWM generator from ICStation that uses less mA than my Mean Well minimum load. Would putting a resistor in parallel (between the positive and negative wires) before the unit help reach that minimum load?

    The power supply is 5v and needs at least 200mA give power. If the above is correct is this formula correct, 5/.2= 25Ohm resistor at 2W?
     
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    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    That would be fine.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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