220K 1/2 Watt Resistor - Is this right?

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  1. CloneTone

    CloneTone Member

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    Hi guys,

    I've been trying to get a 220K 1/2 Watt Metal Film resistor, for over a month now.

    Over the last month, I've been sent a 22K ohm resistor, a 220K ohm Metal Oxide resistor, and now after another two weeks, I have the correct value, the correct film type, but look how small this thing is, is this really 1/2 Watt?:

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    I want to place the correct resistor, between the reverb Pedal and the reverb input, of a '65 Princeton clone.
     
  2. Kyle B

    Kyle B Supporting Member

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    They're fine. There are new resistor materials on the market which can handle more heat in a smaller package - you got one of them. I got caught off guard by that when I ordered those same resistors from Mouser a couple years ago.

    If you really want to be sure, go to the MOUSER website and punch in their part number. That'll get you a link to the manufacturers datasheet. The datasheet will give you a physical size as well as rated power dissipation for the exact resistor you have in your hand. Though reading the datasheet might make you dizzy... (You'll see....)
     
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  3. CloneTone

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    Thanks, Kyle. It's good to know I'm finally going in the right direction.
     
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  4. gldtp99

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    If you want modern Metal Film resistors that are similar in size to the old Carbon Comp/Carbon Film 1/2 watt resistors then order the modern 2 watt Metal film resistors.
     

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