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I have found that once you have a few large power resistors in a bin, you will soon have many many more. Enjoy!
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16 thoughts on “Resistance is fertile”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CuttinChops says:

    No, resistance is not… it’s voltage divided by current 🙂

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Wood says:

    I don't know what it is about power resistors, but they are my favorite thing to add to my parts collection. My best is a 11 ohm 750 watt one, the thing is over 16" long and open wound on molded ceramic supports, it came off of a elevator control panel.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dale116dot7 says:

    Ohhh… looks like a lot of them are good for audio power amp load resistors. Nice collection!

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Matthew Suffidy says:

    Don't leave home without a good power resistor.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CARL iCON says:

    mighty morphin power resistors!

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bigjd2k says:

    If you really overload one of those gold aluminium power resistors, one end shoots out like a bullet and leaves a glowing cloud of resistance wire on the bench! The end actually went through a steel PC case, so don’t try it!

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Turner says:

    What a great title Fran.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jagmarc says:

    Anyone remember "Dropper line cords" ?? A line cord and resistance combination which handled wall outlet voltage. These got a very bad reputation for killing people.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jagmarc says:

    This brings back memories… earliest voltage dropper hollow ceramic inside a transformerless TV, to burn off voltage fed to series string of tube heaters. Then those golden ali-clad bolt downs on wires dropped into a bowl of water fizzing away for testing group gear up to kilowatts. Even used a wirewound for an RF dummy load just to annoy people telling me it's impossible (put a tuning capacitor in series to cancel the inductance) .

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars WurstPeterl says:

    I used to heat up slices of pizza on a Dale (or Vishay?) power resistor in that anodized aluminum housing.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lawrence Cuthbert says:

    I am helping with some relay contact tests in our lab right now and we need to use the caged type resistors! They too have bakelite supports, and is from the 50/60s, so they are still relevant today.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bree Standard says:

    On diesel electric locomotives, there is a braking resistor pack. Its made of 4 pieces, each piece is 1.47ohms @ 800,000watts.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Revive Back says:

    Do you use some of them as dild0s ?

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Glen Birbeck says:

    Had a job interview once. They took me into the lab and showed me a copper pipe coil with fittings on each end. "What is it?" the guy asked. I couldn't come up with a guess. it was a quarter ohm water cooled dummy load. Its like a rocket engine expansion cone, if you keep it cool it can take a lot of power.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pareidolia says:

    Apologies in advance, that was Frantastic.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ralph Price says:

    Wow, this episode brings back memories. I used to have a bunch of these in my early days but then got into digital stuff.

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