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Resistor question

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Palmer, Dec 30, 2004.

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  1. Palmer

    Palmer Guest

    For an example:
    Is a 1/4 watt 270 Ohm resistor the same as a 270 Ohm SMD resistor? I've
    never used the SMD kind.
    Thanks for the help.
  2. It might be, depending on the size of the SMD unit. Some have much
    lower power ratings (as low as 1/20th watt).
  3. SMD means surface mount. An SMD resistor is a tiny rectangular block,
    without wire leads. I think most SMD sizes are under 1/4 watt.

    Peter Bennett, VE7CEI
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