resistor size

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resistor size

Postby jimiguitar » 28 Aug 2013, 19:55

what are the most common size resistors in the pedals in this from 1/2 or 1/4 or 1/8 watt or in wamplers pedals
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Re: resistor size

Postby commathe » 29 Aug 2013, 03:34

I tend to use 1/4 watts. 1/4 watts will be safe for about 25mA at 9V, which is way more than most pedals draw. You can probably get away with 1/8Ws most of the time but going a little bit higher doesn't hurt! 1/4Ws also fit nicely onto perf board projects. They are only one column wide and 4 rows long.
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Re: resistor size

Postby galmar » 02 Sep 2013, 21:24

I agree on the 1/4W, they seem to be the most convenient value to use. Higher wattage also aids in reducing noise, but I have not compared 1/8W to 1/4W resistors in any pedal to testify for a notable improvement.

I also use 0.6W resistors like these: http://www.musikding.de/Metal-Film-06W
I know they are more expensive than typical 1/4W ones found locally, but for a pedal it won't cost you much more. I usually gather things I want and order them to reduce costs. They are about the same size as ordinary 1/4W ones.
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Re: resistor size

Postby leftfingaz » 05 Sep 2013, 12:48

1/4 but you can use 1/2. refer to this http://www.diystompboxes.com/wiki/index ... #RESISTORS
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