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Saturday, 28 July 2018

About Resister

Resistor Basics

Resistors are electronic components which have a specific, never-changing electrical resistance. The resistor’s resistance limits the flow of electrons through a circuit.
They are passive components, meaning they only consume power (and can’t generate it). Resistors are usually added to circuits where they complement active components like op-amps, micro controllers, and other integrated circuits. Commonly resistors are used to limit current, divide voltages, and pull-up I/O lines.

Schematic symbol

All resistors have two terminals, one connection on each end of the resistor. When modeled on a schematic, a resistor will show up as one of these two symbols:
Resistor schematic symbols
Close-up of a 4.7kOhm resistorExamples of E-24 marked SMD resistors
Resistors marked with E-96 codes

Decoding Resistor Markings

Though they may not display their value outright, most resistors are marked to show what their resistance is. PTH resistors use a color-coding system (which really adds some flair to circuits), and SMD resistors have their own value-marking system.

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