## How do you know what size resistor to use?

A rule of thumb is to find a resistor with twice the power rating. Here I would choose a 250 mW resistor since those are the most standard ones. Usually, you can just use the cheapest resistor you can find with the correct power rating.

## How do I know what size SMD resistor to use?

The size of SMD resistors is indicated by a numerical code, such as 0603. This code contains the width and height of the package. So, the imperial code 0603 indicates a length of 0.060″ and a width of 0.030″. The SMD package code can be given in either imperial or metric units.

Can I replace SMD resistor with normal resistor?

It is possible to replace an SMD resistor with a larger one, and it can all be done with a regular soldering iron. The short description of how to do this is to remove the chip by adding solder while pushing on it with the iron.

### What is SMD chip resistor?

A surface mount resistor is a tiny rectangular ceramic body with silver conductive edges on either end. Also referred to as surface mount technology, an SMD resistor offers advantages in saving space on printed circuit boards (PCBs). It features the resistance value code printed onto it, where there is space.

### What happens if I use the wrong resistor?

The equipment will cease to function in short order either by the resistor itself burning up, or by the heat it generates burning up an adjacent component or possibly the circuit board its mounted on or even foil pattern on the circuit board, or maybe all three.

Can I use a higher ohm resistor?

The cases where using a higher value resistor will damage a circuit exist, but are a bit less usual than the cases where it may simply produce a weaker result than desired, or a different frequency response than desired.

## How do you read a chip resistor value?

1. the first two numbers indicates the significant digits for the resistance, e.g. “22” indicates 22 ohms.
2. the third number will be a multiplier that must be multiplier by the first two numbers, or will indicate how many zeros should be added to the first two numbers.

## What is the difference between SMD resistor and normal resistor?

An SMD resistor is a type of resistor that has been designed to be surface mounted. These SMD resistors are typically much smaller than traditional resistors, thus taking up much less space on a circuit board. The SMD part of “SMD Resistor” stands for Surface Mounted Device.

How do you know if a resistor is burnt?

A burnt out resistor can only be read one of two ways. The first is the color code on the resistor, if it is through hole, or the number code if it is a smd resistor with a a number code. If that is not available, the only other way is a circuit diagram, or a reference design around the IC it is supporting.

### Is it OK to use a higher wattage resistor?

Wattage refers to the maximum that a resistor can dissipate. So subbing a higher wattage for lower is perfectly fine without any changes.

### What happens if my resistor is too high?

The higher the resistance, the lower the current flow. If abnormally high, one possible cause (among many) could be damaged conductors due to burning or corrosion. All conductors give off some degree of heat, so overheating is an issue often associated with resistance.