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sizemore

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Applications of SM Resistors?
« on: August 17, 2011, 08:29:21 PM »
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So I am in limited space and would prefer to save as much as I can...my thoughts were to use a surface mount style resistor to save space. The question is there an issue using an SM resistor in a coaxial manner, not mounting it to a PCB? Theoretically I should just be able to solder it in line....

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Re: Applications of SM Resistors?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 09:01:58 PM »
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I've soldered them inline and they are just floating. Just make sure the ends don't short on anything. Some of mine are "floating" over a metal frame so I just stuck a piece of kapton tape to the metal so the resistor doesn't short.

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Re: Applications of SM Resistors?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 09:41:14 PM »
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I've done the floating solder too.. but ended up using some clear caulk to "shrink wrap" it..  I was just to worried with it floating out in space like that ;)

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Re: Applications of SM Resistors?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2011, 09:33:21 AM »
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Exactly what I was thinking! I was going to wrap it up with some capton tape. WIN!

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Re: Applications of SM Resistors?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 05:30:35 PM »
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I do the floating method also and use a piece of shrink tubing.