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Resistor - DIY Question for Drumsplitter - HELP?

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  • Resistor - DIY Question for Drumsplitter - HELP?

    Hi everyone...thanks for your responses to my previous post...and the link to a DIY drumsplitter plan.

    Need help! ...before I cut up perfectly good cables...

    I went to Radio Shack to buy the 1K-Ohm resistor...it is 1 Watt.

    Here's a link...

    I borrowed a multi-meter from them and it reads .95 - .96 and not 1.0 like the YouTube video...the tolerance is 5%...

    Also, the color codes on the resistor do not match the ones in the YouTube video...so I'm confused at to what resistor to use...and what tolerance...

    Will using this resistor cause a problem? ...don't want to fry anything...

    I also looked at 100,000 Ohm Resistors...I think that translates to 1k-Ohm...however they are available in 1/4 and 1/2 Watt...so very confused.

    Want to split a PDX-8 to another PDX-8...and running a TD-11.

    Would appreciate some insight...sorry for the elementary questions...but haven't done this before.

    Thanks in advance for the help!

  • #2
    this is what you want. It's a 100k ohm


    • #3
      Thank you for the quick response! Really appreciate it.

      Just curious...can you explain the difference between the 1/2 watt, 1/4 watt, and 1 watt?

      More for my own education as how it works...I had the guy at Radio Shack scratching his head...while I was scratching mine...LOL


      • #4
        The wattage of a resistor is a rating for how much wattage (heat) the resistor can survive without being damaged. The higher the wattage, the more it can tolerate. If you dissipate the same power (let's say 1/4W) in the same value resistor with different power ratings, you would note that the temperature rise of each is lower as the rating increases. The bigger the body, the lower the temperature rise.

        Also, the 'K' in resistor vales is short hand for 1000 so a 1000 ohm resistor is 1K ohms. A 100,000 ohm resistor would be 100K, etc.

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        • #5
          Thanks for taking the time everyone!


          • #6
            OOPS - disregard
            Last edited by EssKayKay; 09-08-14, 05:00 PM.


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