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Resistor for power source minimum load

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Steveggz, Oct 24, 2017.

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  1. Steveggz


    Oct 7, 2017
    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?
  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

    Jan 21, 2010
    That would be fine.
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  3. Steveggz


    Oct 7, 2017
    Thank you!
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