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From: "Ken McDonald"
References: <email@example.com> <7FYW9.1208$PR2.firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Don't do this! Just don't!
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Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 20:49:26 GMT
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"Thomas" wrote in message
> Ken McDonald wrote:
> >>>> +15
> >>>> |
> >>>> p
> >>>> 10K o <--------------10K -----x--- small offset
> >>>> t |
> >>>> | 49R9
> > How much power will a 49.9 ohm resistor connected to 15 volts dissipate?
> > keep coming up with 4.5 watts.
> You are missing the 10K.
> Anyway, the pot would blow first if the 10K was not there. A 10 k pot will
> be able to handle a lot of current.
I didn't miss it. Both resistors appear to be connected to the wiper of the
pot. I need to find the FAQ on ascii schematics and see why I'm not reading
the schematic correctly.
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