Resistor issue..

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Dr.killjoy, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Dr.killjoy

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2013
    1,190
    156
    I have been building some circuit lately with my ebay 1% resistors.. My breadboard hates them cause of the cheap skinny leads and not so great tolerance .. So I am looking rebuild my stock with quality parts again with 5% tolerance or would I be better off sticking with 1% for prototyping and building circuits??? Also what values should I start and with ?? Does anyone make a kit with quality parts and cost an arm and leg ??


    Thanks
     
  2. tracecom

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 16, 2010
    3,871
    1,394
  3. joeyd999

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jun 6, 2011
    2,693
    2,764
    Except when you need 0.1%, and then neither will do! :rolleyes:
     
  4. cmartinez

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jan 17, 2007
    3,575
    2,552
    I use tweezers to more easily plug resistors with skinny leads into my breadboards... and yes, it's an issue that can be annoying.
     
  5. joeyd999

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jun 6, 2011
    2,693
    2,764
    And, one could always solder 'fat' leads on to them. I prefer 1% to 5% any day of the week. And there really isn't that much of a cost differential anymore.
     
  6. ISB123

    Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2014
    1,239
    527
    I only buy 1% Resistors since there is no price difference between 5% and 1%. I'd like 0.4W resistor to be bigger sometimes they don't even look like they are 0.4W more like 0.125W.Probably gonna buy 1W resistors simply because they are easier to handle.

    Actually 5% resistors are more expensive than 1%o_O.

    0.02579€ x100 1% resistors
    0.02692€ x100 5% resistors
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2016
  7. joeyd999

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jun 6, 2011
    2,693
    2,764
    Yebbut....you gotta buy more of them to complete your inventory...
     
  8. ISB123

    Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2014
    1,239
    527
    I don't have to,it's equal number for both of the types.
     
  9. joeyd999

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jun 6, 2011
    2,693
    2,764
    ooookkkk.....
     
  10. tracecom

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 16, 2010
    3,871
    1,394
    I think this will work.

    DSC02428.jpg
     
    cmartinez likes this.
  11. HitEmTrue

    Member

    Jan 25, 2016
    32
    9
    Never mind....
     
    joeyd999 likes this.
Loading...