Types of Resistors

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A resistor is a component or device designed to have a know value of resistance. OR, Those components and devices which are specially designed to have a certain amount of resistance and used to oppose or limit the electric current are called resistors.

Types of Resistors

Resistors are available in different size, Shapes and materials. We will discuss all possible resistor types one by one in detail with pro and cons and application/uses.

  • Linear Resistors
  • Non Linear Resistors
  • Fixed Resistor
  • Variable resistor
  • Metal Film Resistor
  • SMD Resistor Preset Resistor
  • Wire Wound Resistor
  • Carbon Composition Resistors
  • Thin Film Resistors
  • Thick Film Resistors
  • Carbon Film ResistorsMetal
  • Film Resistors
  • Metal Oxide Resistors
  • Cermet Film Resistors
  • Fusible Resistors

If you want to know more in detail about each type of resistor, their uses and application, working and construction. then here is a detail article about the interesting story with infographic. Types of Resistors

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