Resistor issue..

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Dr.killjoy

Joined Apr 28, 2013
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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 ??


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cmartinez

Joined Jan 17, 2007
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1% resistors are rarely needed; 5% are good enough for most purposes. I agree that the resistors with skinny leads are really annoying, and for that reason, I have settled on Yageo resistors from DigiKey. Here's an example: https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/CFR-25JB-52-22K/22KQBK-ND/1306

Here's a good starter kit. https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/RS225/RS225-ND/7110
I use tweezers to more easily plug resistors with skinny leads into my breadboards... and yes, it's an issue that can be annoying.
 

joeyd999

Joined Jun 6, 2011
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I use tweezers to more easily plug resistors with skinny leads into my breadboards... and yes, it's an issue that can be annoying.
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.
 

ISB123

Joined May 21, 2014
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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
 
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