### Author Topic: Resistor - for 50\$ robot  (Read 790 times)

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#### farsam1984

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##### Resistor - for 50\$ robot
« on: February 08, 2010, 01:00:26 AM »
Hi
Is it okay to use a combination of 2 or more resistors(in Series form) to get 340-ohm Resistor ?
i couldn't find 340-ohm and 1620-ohm resistors (i found some around that value such as 330-ohm)so i decided to assemble that way,Will it cause any problems?

#### SmAsH

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##### Re: Resistor - for 50\$ robot
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 01:39:31 AM »
What is the application? Most times resistors don't have to be too accurate.
But yes, you can put multiple resistors together to make a higher resistance value.
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#### Webbot

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##### Re: Resistor - for 50\$ robot
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010, 02:15:04 AM »
Not sure what the scenario is but most resistors (unless specified) are + or - 10% anyway.

So for 340 ohm - a 330 ohm; for a 1620 ohm then a 1.6k (ie 1600 ohm) are probably ok.

Let us know where you get the figures from - and what they are used for - then we can give you thumbs up/down.

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#### SmAsH

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##### Re: Resistor - for 50\$ robot
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010, 03:42:03 AM »
Let us know where you get the figures from - and what they are used for - then we can give you thumbs up/down.
http://www.societyofrobots.com/step_by_step_robot_step1.shtml 0_o?
Anyway, as Webbot said, most resistors close to the range will work. i used a 1.5k resistor on my \$50 robot.
And for the 340ohm resistor, its for an led so anything around 200-400 should be fine...
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