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Old 3rd February 2007, 12:14 AM   #11
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If they are only 1/3W at most, then they are probably not much of any use, what a bummer.
They would make an excellent load resistor for an MC cartridge.
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Old 3rd February 2007, 07:30 PM   #12
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Originally posted by pchw
I wish they were the same type, Frank
Here is another picture, Cliff, do they look like manganine?
If they are only 1/3W at most, then they are probably not much of any use, what a bummer.

I'm not sure manganine has a "look" (or a sound ) but if you want a stable wire-wound 1K to 1M ohm resistor in a tiny package there aren't too many alloys that one can use.
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Old 4th February 2007, 12:23 AM   #13
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Originally posted by frank754
The ones I got were from Allied, as I had a hard time finding a certain spec I needed, and these are 25 watts. precison, are are that small:

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I was just guessing on his.
Yes, the resistors themselves are small. But if you want to push any more than a few watts through them, you have to have enough radiating area to shed the heat, so they will have to be mounted on an appropriately sized heat sink.

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