The 4.7 ohm resistors read as high as 6.5 ohms at 170F/76C. I can only touch the solder joint for 3 second. Resistors are electronic components which have a specific, never-changing electrical resistance.The resistor's resistance limits the flow of electrons through a circuit.. What resistor do I … go to cartsunlimited.net . Most "off-the-shelf" resistors are rated for 1/4 or 1/8 Watt. Same principal as your glow plugs. So if your led drop is 3.4V (it may not be) then you might get 10V across the resistor with a 300mA load, which is 3W in the resistor. ... You can also use a hair dryer to speed up the process, but too much heat can damage your O-rings. The thermal resistance will probably be similar for resistors of similar dimension and materials (e.g. microphone too hot - can I just insert a resistor? Package reads "2 8in 12vdc LED strips". Choose a resistor with the highest wattage rating needed. This circuit is suitable (if ever) only for applications where nobody can EVER touch ANY part of the circuit when operating. So i was experimenting my circuit with a few resistors. Resistor help, calculated online but resistors get too hot. Join Date: Dec 2007. Even at 150°C for 250 mW, and assuming 20°C for ambient, you have 130°C / 250 mW = 520°C / W. 60 mW would therefore heat the resistor 31°C, which you can definitely feel. I was using 5W 8.2k Cement SQP Resistor to dissipate 3.4 watts power and it still gets warm quite fast. The resistors (of which there are four adjacent, almost making physical contact) get quite hot under constant load; about 65 degrees as read by a cheap ebay temperature laser gun, and certainly hot to touch. Hi all. The resistors I used for my project are 0.5 watts. On a whim, I hit the resistor with my temperature gauge and it approaches 160F after some time.. It turns red hot and burns away. I suck at this btw. Take your 12V supply, many of these actually output 14V (ish) on no load, reducing to 12V (ish) at rated load. Yes, a 5 watt resistor gets hot. Regardless of what formulae and calculations say, if the resistor is getting too hot you must use a larger wattage one or cool it better. To quote your thread title: "Very hot resistor....why?" Lets do the math. versions, but now your turn signals hyper flash. This usually keeps the hot resistor from discoloring the board due to heat. Input voltage may be too high, which can raise the internal voltage to the point the braking resistor is turned on. Not too many road bound vehicles are subjected to jet fuel or hydraulic fluid most days they operate, while operating at extreme pressure and temp variations within minutes. Power resistors are designed to run very hot. How hot is too hot for a resistor? « on: May 15, 2015, 04:40:34 am » Hi I used 2 - 8 ohm 100 watt resistors in parallel at 4.3 amps at about 19 v (laptop power supply) = about 74 watts I did not use them long because the temp of the resistors got to 200F very fast So I was wondering how hot should I allow a metal 100 watt chinese aluminum (with small fins) power resistor get to ? Is A Ballast Resistor Supposed To Get Too Hot To Touch After Running The Engine Ten Minutes I re-used a ballast resistor from an older Mallory coil when I replaced it and the old Mallory dual-point distributor with a new Mallory dual point distributor but switched coils to a new MSD Blaster 2 that is supposed to have an .8-ohm resistor. other axial metal oxide resistors with the same rated power). eg. Please have a fire extinguisher ready. You switched all you bulbs in your vehicle over to L.E.D. Resistor Basics. If it's burning the board it may or may not be too hot. The Resistor 10 ohm is too hot until it melt the solder joint. 0. There could be another reason too: - If the load is fairly stable at around 100 mA there would be a guaranteed volt drop across the resistors of 6 volts and this means that if the input rail (called 12v_ISO) rose too high, the regulator would be somewhat better protected. I always thought LED's burned cool, but maybe when there are 17 of them all in a line, sitting snug up against the resistor, it just got too hot. The same applies to the zener diode. Came across a thought as my resistor gets warmer and warmer with time. Yes that resistor will get very hot. The right side had no problem, but the left burned through the 125 degree celsius heat shrink covering the resistor, so it was getting pretty hot. That is why they are made of ceramic material. That resistor may survive 250°C, but will your circuit board? I'm using a 10Watt wire-wound resistor rated at 12-Ohms, and it's getting hella hot with about 8W going through it. The damned thing is too hot to touch! Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by tempus fugit, Aug 19, 2008. Reply to Thread. Also the resistance changes as the heat goes up. A 100 ohm resistor can be a tiny component on a circuit board or a block of ceramic. As PC1966 has said, this will make it hot, possibly too hot for the other things around it. 5V ATX Resistor too hot Hey folks -- Prusa i3, Antec Earthwatts 500W psu, and i'm using a NTE 4.7 Ohm 5% resistor, which says '125F'on it. It's actually unlikely your resistor would explode if it's rated too low, but it probably won't last very long, and will burn through due to overheating. If you want even better results, you can use a few simple household items to give your tank a deeper clean. Search Forums; Recent Posts; Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Scroll to continue with content. 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