Applications of Resistors

Current Limiting Resistors Circuit 1

APPLICATIONS OF RESISTORS Pull Up ResistorsPull Down Resistors Current Limiting ResistorsTransistor Biasing Resistors PREVIOUS – ​RESISTORS IN SERIES AND PARALLEL COMBINATIONS NEXT – INTRODUCTION TO RESISTORS ​ Resistors are the basic components in almost all electrical or electronic circuits. Resistors control the amount of current that flow through them. They…
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Resistors in Series and Parallel Combinations

Resistor Networks - 1

RESISTORS IN SERIES AND PARALLEL COMBINATIONS Resistors in Series and ParallelResistors in series and parallel Example Resistor Networks PREVIOUS – ​RESISTORS IN PARALLEL NEXT – APPLICATIONS OF RESISTORS ​ Resistors in Series and Parallel Resistors can be connected in series connection alone or in parallel connection alone. Some resistor circuits…
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Resistors in Parallel

Different ways of connecting resistors in parallel

RESISTORS IN PARALLEL IntroductionResistors in ParallelEquivalent Resistance Formula Current CalculationResistors in Parallel ExampleApplications PREVIOUS – ​RESISTORS IN SERIES NEXT – RESISTORS IN SERIES AND PARALLEL COMBINATIONS ​ IntroductionTwo resistors are said to be connected in parallel if both the terminals of a resistor are connected to each respective terminal of…
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Resistors in Series

Example 2 for Resistors in Series

RESISTORS IN SERIES IntroductionResistors in SeriesEquivalent Resistance Formula Voltage CalculationResistors in Series ExamplesApplications PREVIOUS – ​VARISTOR NEXT – RESISTORS IN PARALLEL ​ IntroductionResistors are the basic components of any electrical or electronic circuit. Often resistors are found in large numbers irrespective of the size of the circuit. Resistors can be…
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VARISTOR IntroductionResistance of a VaristorV- I CharacteristicsCapacitance in VaristorMetal Oxide Varistor (MOV) High Voltage Surge ProtectionVaristor SpecificationsVaristor ApplicationsVaristor Limitations PREVIOUS – ​RESISTORS IN AC CIRCUITS NEXT – RESISTORS IN SERIES ​ IntroductionVaristor is a passive nonlinear two terminal solid state semiconductor device. The word “varistor” is derived from variable resistor. Varistors…
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Resistors in AC Circuits

The vector diagram representing this phase angle

Resistors in AC Circuits IntroductionResistor with DC and AC SuppliesV- I Phase Relationship in a Pure Resistive AC circuit AC Power, Voltage and Current CalculationsPower in a Pure ResistanceResistors in AC Circuits Examples PREVIOUS – ​RESISTOR POWER RATING NEXT – VARISTOR ​ Introduction In Direct Current (DC), the flow of…
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Resistor Power Rating

Power Triangle

Resistor Power Rating IntroductionPower DissipationPower Dissipated by a ResistorUnits of Power Power ResistorsPower Rating ExamplesApplications of Power Resistors PREVIOUS – POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE IN RESISTOR NETWORKS NEXT – RESISTORS IN AC CIRCUITS ​ Introduction Resistors can be rated based on two values. First is based on the resistance of the resistor….
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Potential Difference in Resistor Networks

Voltage Divider Circuit with Multiple Outputs

Potential Difference in Resistor Networks Potential Difference DefinitionPotential Difference ExamplesVoltage Divider Circuit Voltage Divider FormulaVoltage Divider ExampleApplications of Voltage Divider Circuits PREVIOUS – ​RESISTOR COLOR CODES NEXT – POWER RATING OF RESISTORS ​Potential Difference Definition Consider a task of moving a charge from A to B in a uniform electric…
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Resistor Color Codes

Six Band Resistor Color Code

Resistor Color Codes Three Band Resistor Color CodeFour Band Resistor Color CodeFive Band Resistor Color CodeSix Band Resistor Color Code Tolerance Letter Coding for ResistorsSMD Resistor CodeColor Coding Table PREVIOUS – ​TYPES OF RESISTORS NEXT – POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE IN RESISTOR NETWORKS ​ The electronic color code is a way of…
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