resistor help

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by tpozak, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. tpozak

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    Jul 26, 2008
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    If I have a 10w and 15w resistor wired in parallel, how much wattage will they handle? How about wired in series? Thanks for your help, Todd
     
  2. thingmaker3

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    Series or parallel does not matter. Each one can safely dissipate what they are rated for.
     
  3. tpozak

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    Jul 26, 2008
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    Thanks for the input. I'm trying to install some fixed L-pads in my speakers and may have to use multiple resistors to get the values I need. That I understand, but the only thing I could find mention of as far as wattage is concerned was that the resistors had to be able to handle the wattage going to the driver. Thanks again, Todd
     
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