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What is the resistance and wattage of this resistor

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  1. Rayregula

    Rayregula

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    What is the resistance and wattage of this resistor

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  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    It's very hard to tell. But if you have a multimeter you can determine the resistance easily.
     
  3. hevans1944

    hevans1944 Hop - AC8NS

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    Yes, go to a "big box" home improvement store or even Radio Shack and purchase an inexpensive digital multimeter. If you are serious about electronics you can "upgrade" to a more capable multimeter later. Expect to spend about twenty bux to get started.

    BTW, those solder-less breadboards you show in your excellent photos are designed to accept component wires in the range of 22 to 24 AWG sizes. Shoving power resistor leads into them will damage the spring contacts inside and result in unreliable connections when you try to use those holes again with "normal size" component leads. Don't ask me how I know this.
     
  4. sundy

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    Is it a resistor? I suppose it could be an inductor since it is not marked as a resistor usually is. But it's not marked like an inductor either!
     
  5. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    yes, it is a resistor
     
  6. Rayregula

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    I just balanced it on top, don't want to hurt my breadboard :)
     
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  7. Colin Mitchell

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    What is on the other side of the resistor?
     
  8. cjdelphi

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    Wattage depends on size, that looks like a 1 to 3watt (5watt and higher usually come in ceramic)
     
  9. Rayregula

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    It's blank
     
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