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Re: Resistors in Parallel..... tabulated?

Subject: Re: Resistors in Parallel..... tabulated?
From: John Larkin
Date: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 17:01:03 -0800
Newsgroups: sci.electronics.basics
On Mon, 01 Jan 2007 19:48:15 -0500, Jamie
<[email protected]> wrote:

>kontiki wrote:
>> kontiki wrote:
>>>Hi, does anyone know where a reference table of parallel resistors
>>>could be found?The table is very useful for quick accurate resultant
>>>resistances (to two places of decimal), the tables I've got are from
>>>Practical Electronics Jan. 1990? and have faded to the point of being
>>>unusable.Most non-standard resistance values are easily ascertained
>>>                          e.g.for 17 ohms->75//22
>>>quickly and easily!
>>>                                   with thanks,
>> thank you for your replies....the "math" is fine,....
>>                         lets say I want to shunt a 120k res. to get a
>> 15.6k how long does it take to find the required value? a table is much
>> faster ,and if you are limited by values "at hand" again an alternative
>> pair is easily/quickly chosen.This is useful for establishing the
>> practical effects of temperature compensating resistors and
>> thermistors.
>> I tend not to fire up the pc each time I need to do the math...
>2 ways.
>You just reverse the standard method..
>(120K*15.6K)/(120K-15.6K) = 17.931K which is what you need.
>Personally i like this one.
>1/(1/15.6K- 1/120k) = 17931;
>   I can hit the inverse( reciprocal ) key on me calculator at the
>end instead of starting it off with a 1/(... , this saves in a 2 key 



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