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An electrical component for impeding electrical current. The measurement of this effect is called resistance, and is measured in Ohms. Resistence decrease amperage and voltage in a circuit and produces heat.

A device used to control Voltage and Current. It determines how much current will flow through a component.

an electronic component that offers a known resistance to the flow of electricity. See the Resistor Color Code for details on standard values and other information.

A circuit component that has resistance.

A device that opposes electric current flow, measured in ohms. In timers, used to set charge rates for timing capacitors or frequency in digital oscillators. Solid state – A general term for semiconductor electronic circuitry. In timers refers to RC and CMOS timing circuits. In switching (output) applications to SCRs — TRIACs, MOSFETs.

An electronic component designed to have a definite amount of resistance; used in circuits to limit current flow or to provide a voltage drop.

A device used in an electric circuit for protection, operation or current control; it SLOWS the electron flow (electric current).

a circuit element that impedes the flow of current.

A device used to reduce the intensity of electricity.

A component used to introduce resistance into a circuit.

All substances which conduct an electric current do so to varying degrees. The degree to which they do so is their resistance. The term resistor usually means a component designed to offer a known resistance to the current flow.

a two-terminal device designed to have the property of resistance. It is usually desirable that a resistor should obey Ohm's law and have a resistance that is fairly stable against temperature changes. Most resistors are painted with a code consisting of coloured bands which tell you the resistance.

A circuit component which offers resistance to the flow of electric current. Its electrical size is specified in ohms or megohms (1 megohm = 1,000,000 ohms). A resistor also has a powerhandling rating measured in watts, which indicates the amount of power which can safely be dissipated as heat by the resistor.

A component that is put into a circuit to reduce current flow.

An electrical component which slows electron down.

An electrical device which impedes (resists) current flow regardless of frequency. Basic unit of measurement is the Ohm

An electrical device that inserts a predetermined level of resistance into a circuit.

A device used to drop or limit voltage. Usually made of wire of different diameters wound into coils, which provides a means of regulating or controlling voltage (as in the fan speeds of the blower motor)

A device used to introduce resistance into an electrical circuit.

A device connected into an electrical circuit to introduce a specified resistance. Some are color coded to show resistance and tolerance.

A circuit component that provides resistance to current in the circuit.

an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current

a circuit component designed to reduce current

a circuit element whose function is to decrease the voltage (force) along the path

a circuit element whose purpose is to dissipate electrical energy

a component of an electrical circuit that resists the flow of electrical current

a component that is meant to be inserted into an electrical path, to restrict the flow of electricity

a component whose function is to regulate the current in the circuit

a component with two-terminals that is used to pass current between them

a conductor inserted into a circuit to introduce resistance

a device that does what

a device that establishes a unique relationship between a current and a voltage

a device that limits, or resists current

a device that resists the flow of charge

a device that resists the flow of electricity

a material that is neither a good conductor nor an insulator for electron flow

an electrical component designed to have a certain magnitude of resistance

an electrical component designed to have an electrical resistance that is independent of the current flowing through it

an electrical component that dissipates electrical energy when a current passes through it

an electrical component that limits or regulates the flow of electrical current in an electronic circuit

an electrical device that resists the flow of electricity

an electronic circuit element with a fixed amount of resistance to current flow

an electronic component that is deliberately designed to restrict the flow of electrical current in a circuit

an electronic component that is designed to offer a desired amount of resistance to the flow of current

an electronic component that resists current flow

an electronic component which opposes the flow of current

an electronic device that offers obstruction to the flow of electric

an electronic device used to reduce or limit the current flow in a circuit

an example of a linear device

a passive device and clearly not a transducer

a passive device since it does not contribute electrons to a circuit

a piece of electric conductor which obeys Ohm's Law and has been designed to have a specific value for its resistance

a piece of material that obeys Ohm's Law

a proportional device

a two-terminal electrical component that creates an electrical potential difference across its terminals that is proportional to the current passing through it

a two-terminal electrical or electronic component that passes a current that is proportional

a two-terminal electrical or electronic component that resists an electric current by

a two-terminal electrical or electronic devices

a voltage Amplifier Stages to current converter

a voltage to current Amplifier Stages converter

an electronic component that opposes the flow of electrical current. Resistance is measured in ohms (?).

An electronic device that resists or opposes the flow of electricity. A resistor can be used to reduce the amount of electricity being supplied to an electronic component.

A device that (usually) resists both DC and AC electricity equally.

An electric component that resists current flow used to lower the voltage applied to another device such as a motor.

a component used to limit the flow of current in an electronic circuit.

an electronic circuit component/device that has electrical resistance and that is used in an electric circuit for protection, voltage division, or current control.

A passive circuit component obeying Ohm's Law

An electrical component that limits the flow of current via resistance or impedance. It allows a specific amount of current to flow, as determined by the voltage applied to the resistor.

Any electronic component that restricts the flow of electrical current in circuits. These are often used intentionally to produce heat or light (e.g. a stove element or a light bulb filament).

An ideal resistor is a component with an electrical resistance that remains constant regardless of the applied voltage or current flowing through the device. While "real world" resistors cannot attain this perfect goal, they are designed to present little variation in electrical resistance when subjected to changing temperature and other environmental factors. Resistors may be fixed or variable. Variable resistors are also called potentiometers or rheostats and allow the resistance of the device to be altered by turning a shaft or sliding a control. See also: Ampere, Electrical resistance, Volt

A device whose function is to put resistance into an electrical circuit.

This is a two terminal electronic component that resists an electrical current and turns the extra current into heat. Resistors are rated in ohms and can be used to regulate the voltage and current in a circuit. Basically, a resistor resists the flow of electricity. Resistors are used to lower voltages and currents so that components that require smaller voltage / current can function properly. If a power supply puts out 12 volts, and you have a chip that runs on three, you need a resistor to cut down the voltage.

An electrical device that resists the flow of electrons in electric circuits.

Component that resists or limits the flow of electrical current in a circuit.

Any device that "uses up" voltage by opposing, or resisting, the flow of electrical current. Resistors may be current consuming devices such as lamps or motors, or devices which are designed for the purpose of using a specific amount of voltage.

An electronic component that impedes the flow of current in an electronic circuit.

A device used in a circuit primarily to provide resistance. 2) A device which opposes the flow of electrical current and does so evenly at all frequencies.

A device that impedes the flow, provides resistance to electrical current in a circuit.

A device used to restrict the flow of current in a circuit.

The electrical component that offers resistance to the flow of current. It may be a coil of fine wire or a composition rod. [ Resistor Manufacturers

Component made of material that opposes flow of current and therefore has some value of resistance.

An electronic component that is deliberately designed to have a specific amount of resistance

An electrical component that regulates or limits the flow of electrical current in an electronic circuit. Resistors are also used to provide a specific voltage for an active device such as a transistor. Many resistors are made from a combination of finely granulated carbon mixed with clay and hardened.

A passive electronic component that produces resistance or impedance to the flow of electrical power. Related Terms: Potentiometer | Shunt Resistor | Pre-load | Programmable Power Supply

A small, passive component used to reduce the size of electrical signals, it is found in every electrical circuit.

A device that limits or opposes the amount of current that can pass through the circuit based on the Electromotive Force (emf) applied.

A discrete electronic component designed to produce a DC voltage drop when current passes through it.

A basic component in electronic circuits that resists the flow of electrical current. Resistance is denominated in Ohms. Higher resistance results in less current. All electrical components (except superconductors) have some resistance, wanted or not. Most home speakers are nominally rated at 8 Ohms of resistance (4 Ohms for cars), but in reality the resistance is closer to 6 Ohms in most of the band, has a peak of 20-100 Ohms at resonance, and also rises at high frequencies due to voice coil inductance.

Passive component with a known resistance. The value of resistance is usually shown by a set of coloured bands on the body of the component.

A piece of electronics that decreases current independent of frequency (see also impedance).

This is an electronic device which simply resists the flow of current. Higher resistor Ohm values offer more resistance to the flow of current.

a passive component, measured in Ohms (), that "resists" the flow of current through it; permits a predetermined current to flow with a given applied voltage

The resistor is the ceramic unit on an electric vehicle's mechanical speed control (MSC) that limits the amount of current transferred from battery to motor. It dissipates the energy as heat.

A device, usually made of wire, which offers a preset amount of resistance in an electrical circuit.

Device that opposes the flow of electrical power.

A device used in an electrical circuit to oppose (impede or resist) the flow of an electric current.

Any device of material that limits the flow of current when voltage is applied.

A component that acts to oppose the flow of current in an electric circuit.

An electrical device that resists electric current flow.

An electrical component used to limit the flow of electricity in a circuit.

An electrical device that resist the flow of electrical current. The higher the value of resistance (measured in ohms) the lower the current will be.

A device that resists the flow of electrical current for the purpose of operation, protection or control. There are two types of resistors - fixed and variable. A fixed resistor has a fixed value of ohms while a variable resistor is adjustable.

A device used to control current in an electric circuit by providing resistance.

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