On your line of duty as a technician in electronics
sometimes you may come across a resistor burnt or has changed its original
value and being one of the cheapest component in the market you visit your
nearest electronics shop but alas, they can’t get the exact resistor value you
are looking for.

I have in mind the example of the current sense resistor
which is found in almost all switch mode power supply. Current sense resistors
are usually low ohm and very precise and therefore a small change in its
original value (usually upwards) can cause the whole power supply to appear
dead.

In this lesson I am going to talk a bit on how you can make
up any value of resistor you need for replacement in case you can’t get the
exact value. In order to accomplish this mission we are going to use some
characteristic of resistors when connected in series and in parallel.

If resistors are connected in series then their individual
resistance are added together to get the total resistance. See picture below.

If resistors are connected in parallel their total
resistance is always less than the smallest resistor value in the association.
In the example below we have two one(1 Ohm) resistors in parallel. If the
resistance value is the same in parallel association then the formula is
simple. Just divide the value of one resistor by the number of resistors.

From the above picture we have the value of the resistor is
One(1 Ohm), to get the total value of resistance in parallel just divide the 1
ohm by the number of resistors two(2) and the value is ½ or 0.5 ohms.

As you can see the total resistance value is less than the
smallest value resistor (in our case one (1 ohm). Therefore if you wanted to
get half ohm resistor there you are.

So next time you encounter problem of getting a certain
resistor value now you know how to go round this problem.

All the best Guys

See you in the next class

HI HUMPHREY

ReplyDeleteyes .in power supply of mentioned PARS GRUNDIG TV

that i repaired and i post the report to you is also one 1/2 watt 1.2 OHM resistor is employeed just for detection of current and sensing how much the circute drive current and most time this resistor blow just like fusiable resistor and indicat some thing is worng in the circuit. ofcourse deeper analize of this important resistor is requierd

regards

beh

sure Beh, but i haven't seen this resistor rated 1/2 watt. its always 2 watts so it usually big in size.

ReplyDeleteregards Humphrey

HI HUMPHREY

ReplyDeleteok i will try to send you a picture of this resistor. of course on the board

beh

Ok sir, go ahead.

ReplyDeleteHumphrey

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regards Humphrey