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Thick or Thin Film Resistors

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Rajinder, Jul 2, 2017.

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  1. Rajinder

    Rajinder

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    Hi,
    I wanted to ask if I have a thick film resistor with the following specifications:

    Case size 0603
    Tolerance +/-1%
    Voltage 50V
    Value 10K
    Temp coefficient 100PPM/C
    Application is for ultrasonic level measurement

    Can I replace this with a thin film resistor with a like to like spec? Or are there other parameters to consider.
    Best regards,
    Raj
     
  2. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    Yes you can as long as the product is not used in a high humidity environment as thin films have a greater tendency to absorb moisture. They are a superior resistor over thick film in many ways, but are normally more expensive.
    Adam
     
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