## What happens when a resistor goes bad?

When a resistor fails, it either goes open (no connection) or the resistance increases. When the resistance increases, it can burn the board, or burn itself up.

## How do you know if a resistor is burnt?

Measure resistance from one end of the resistor to the damaged section. Again measure the resistance from the damaged section to the other end of the resistor. Add these two values of resistances. This is the approximate value of the burnt resistor.

## Is it OK to use a higher wattage resistor?

Yes, you can use it. It will give you an ability to source in more current. To avoid the size of the resistor getting large due to high wattage, you can use SMD resistor. This will not only save space on your PCB but your PCB will look descent as compared to the through hole resistor of same power rating.

## Can you jump a resistor?

It is common practice to use a Zero-Ohm chip resistor as a jumper because it is a component that can be handled by the same machine that places all of the other similarly-sized components.

## What are the 4 types of resistors?

Types of Resistors

• Fixed Value Resistors. These are the predominant type of resistor configuration, and as the name suggests, they have a fixed resistance value.
• Variable Resistors.
• Resistor Networks.
• Carbon Film Resistors.
• Metal Film Resistors.
• Wirewound Resistors.
• Metal Oxide Resistors.
• Metal Strip Resistors.

## How do you calculate the power rating of a resistor?

Resistor Power (P)

1. [ P = V x I ] Power = Volts x Amps.
2. [ P = I2 x R ] Power = Current2 x Ohms.
3. [ P = V2 ÷ R ] Power = Volts2 ÷ Ohms.

## How many volts can a resistor handle?

The maximum power drawn by the chip through the resistor (by equation #2) will be 5 * 5 / 10000 = 0.0025 W, or 2.5 mW. That’s fine even the tiniest surface mount resistors. Manufacturers typically give a maximum voltage for a particular resistor range, such as 200V for a 250 mW resistor.

## Is a resistor active or passive?

A resistor is taken as a passive element since it can not deliver any energy to a circuit. Instead resistors can only receive energy which they can dissipate as heat as long as current flows through it.