r=500E1W.this means what?

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by sid kant, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. sid kant

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    Dec 16, 2010
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    i saw this on a lab instrument for studying transmission lines;
    R/2 = 500E 1W
    is this some way of showing resistance?
    the circuit had t- sections of capacitors and resistors.
    i can guess the w is for watt..... but does some1 know this thing for sure.?
     
  2. R!f@@

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    it means 500Ω 1 Watt
     
  3. sid kant

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    Dec 16, 2010
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    but it could have been jus 500Ω as its giving resistance value. whats the watt for?
     
  4. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello,

    The 1 Watt is the maximum power the resistor can dissipate.



    http://www.piclist.com/images/www/hobby_elec/e_resistor.htm

    Bertus
     
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