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Re: Epoxy 1/4 watt resistor to increase voltage and heat dissapation?
Original poster: "Virtualgod" <mike.marcum-at-zoomtown-dot-com>
Doesn't voltage over 500v on these make the resistance unstable (beyond the
usual tolerance) even if the don't blow up/ fry?
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Subject: RE: Epoxy 1/4 watt resistor to increase voltage and heat
> Original poster: "Lau, Gary" <gary.lau-at-hp-dot-com>
> I would guess not. Besides, a shiny brand-new 1/2W resistor costs
> something like a penny a piece. No doubt the epoxy would cost far more,
> not to mention the trouble and mess.
> Gary Lau
> MA, USA
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> Subject: Epoxy 1/4 watt resistor to increase voltage and heat
> Original poster: "Hydrogen18" <hydrogen18-at-hydrogen18-dot-com>
> Can I epoxy encase 1/4 or 1/8 watt resistors to increase the current and
> voltage rating? I've read the main problem with them is arcing from lead
> lead not the carbon film giving way, leading me to this idea.