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Old 05-18-2010, 01:10 PM
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Default Resistor watt question...

If a circuit needs a 4.7k ohm resistor rated at 1/4 watt, is it ok to use a 4.7k ohm resistor rated at 1/2 watt? I'm pretty sure it is but wanted clarification before frying an expensive circuit

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Old 05-18-2010, 01:26 PM
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yes....but it will be bigger and maybe a micro oz. heavier....
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