How do I organize resistors?

Answer Small Parts BoxesBuy a plastic box with interior compartments large enough to hold your resistors. Choose clear plastic boxes with tight-fitting lids so they won't accidentally open. The best kinds... Read More »

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How to Read Resistors?

Resistors are devices used in electronic circuits to provide a known resistance to the flow of electrical signals. They are used to scale and shape the signal that is passing through them to help a... Read More »

How to Test Resistors?

Resistors regulate the amount of current flowing in an electronic circuit. Resistors present a resistance, or impedance, to the electrical circuit and reduce the amount of current that is allowed t... Read More »

Who invented resistors?

Otis F. Boykin invented the electrical resistor and patented it on Feb. 21, 1961. He invented a total of 28 electronic devices with commercial as well as military applications. Among them are the p... Read More »

Are resistors ohmic?

Resistors have the same ohm value over a wide range of voltage and current, so they’re called ohmic. Some electronics parts, such as light bulbs, change resistance for different voltages, so thes... Read More »