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Moo

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Using 30K resistor in place of 29K?
« on: December 01, 2014, 04:45:32 PM »
So I'm hoping to make a Green Russian variant of the Mudbunny, and I've been able to find all of the components for it save for the single 29K resistor.

I'm not too well versed in electrical things, so I thought I'd ask if it'd be fine to switch it out for a 30K resistor? I know it'll affect things somewhat, but would it cause any damage to the rest of the circuit? If so I'm willing to look around for a 29K if I really need to.

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Re: Using 30K resistor in place of 29K?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2014, 05:04:35 PM »
Most resistors used originally in these circuits had a 5% tolerance, which for a 29K would be roughly anywhere from 27.5K-30.5k. By that rationale, the 30K still falls within tolerance. You'll likely not hear a difference.

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Re: Using 30K resistor in place of 29K?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2014, 05:12:24 PM »
I guess that goes to explaining why the listings for resistors had mostly 5% in their name, thanks for clearing that one up for me!