Resistor help

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by AlphaOnion, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. AlphaOnion

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    I have a small problem. I have a circuit with an 1157 bulb in it, and I took that bulb out of the circuit. Now I need to replace it with a resistor that will provide the same amount of ohms and amps as the original bulb. Can anyone tell me what kind of resistor I need?
     
  2. Dodgydave

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    Is it a Stop and Tail bulb 5w/ 21w

    what is the current and voltage rating of the bulb?

    if so I= W/V
    R=V*V/W

    21W/12V= 1.75A = 6.7ohms

    5W/12V=0.42A = 28.6 ohms
     
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  3. K7GUH

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    My reference doesn't list the 1157 bulb, but somewhere there is a reference that gives the voltage and current ratings of that bulb. Seek and ye shall find. Otherwise, put it back in the circuit and measure the voltage across it and the current through it. Then apply Ohm's law.
     
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