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From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: nichrome wire
Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2002 07:44:48 +0000
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2002 09:04:21 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that drew
wrote (in <firstname.lastname@example.org>) about
'nichrome wire', on Sat, 26 Oct 2002:
>I was wondering if anyone could help me out with a problem. A piece of
>nichrome wire i am using as a resistor cant really handle the current
>and melts away.The value of the resistor has to be 4.8ohm and draws
>4.4Amps.The dianeter of the wire is only 0.4mm.Does anyone have any
>cooling options that i could use or any ideas.
Buy a 4.7 ohm 250 W resistor. A few $. It isn't sensible to try to make
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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