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Is it OK to mix through hole LEDs with surface mount resistors? Answered

I was wondering if it's OK to use a surface mount resistor;
with a through hole LED;
I've never worked with surface mount components before and don't know if there's any special instructions with their use, ie: are they more susceptible to heat, that kind of stuff. I want to keep it as small as possible but would I be better off using through hole resistors like these;
Again, that you all for your help.

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steveastroukBest Answer (author)2009-06-21

So long as you take care to allow for the power handling of the resistor, there's no real problem. Use a fine tip iron, or use solder paste and a hot air gun to set the components - once you start using SMT, you get really attached to the process ! Steve

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