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    5-10w resistors?

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    wildiowa

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    5-10w resistors?

    Post by wildiowa on Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:04 am

    I am having a heck of a time finding 10k and 15k 1w resistors to finish up the bias circuit on my ST70. I went to an old tube guy yesterday and he gave me a 10k and 15k but they are like 10 watts...huge actually, but he says just put them in and let it rip...seems like a bit of overkill, but if they work what the heck...will do this to compensate for the voltage change in adding the diode. Whaaddya think? Thanks....IA

    ramon68

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    5-10 w resisters

    Post by ramon68 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:48 am

    Google the phrase - 1 watt resister. There are tons of sites, starting with Parts Express.

    wedg714

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    Re: 5-10w resistors?

    Post by wedg714 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:07 am

    antique electronics supply has them

    plexus

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    Re: 5-10w resistors?

    Post by plexus on Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:20 pm

    you can also use resistors in parallel. for the 10k you can use 2 20k 1/2W resistors in parallel to get total 10k@1W. same for the 15K, use 2 30k 1/2W to get total 15k@1W.

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