Author Topic: can I sub a 1/2 watt resistor, for a standard 1/4 watt?  (Read 729 times)

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can I sub a 1/2 watt resistor, for a standard 1/4 watt?
« on: February 28, 2015, 04:38:53 PM »
Had to go to a local store to get a 510 ohm resistor, and they only had 1/2 watt.  (my mouser order had 510K due to sloppiness on my part).  This is for standard use in the Duplex Drive, no unusual power requirements.

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Re: can I sub a 1/2 watt resistor, for a standard 1/4 watt?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2015, 04:39:58 PM »
Yeah you can always use higher wattage resistors, space permitting.

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Re: can I sub a 1/2 watt resistor, for a standard 1/4 watt?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2015, 05:02:32 PM »
In a pedal no problem using even 1/8w resistors.

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Re: can I sub a 1/2 watt resistor, for a standard 1/4 watt?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2015, 06:28:38 PM »
perfect.  thank you
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