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What is a Resistor?

A resistor is a component used in electronic circuits to resist the flow of electrical current and maintain safe currents in electrical devices. The resistance is determined by the physical construction of the resistor. Resistors contain two terminals and are designed in such a way to drop the voltage of current as it flows from one terminal to another.

Types of Resistors

There are several different kinds of resistors at Future Electronics. We stock many of the most common types categorized by several parameters including Resistance, Size Code, Tolerance, Rated Power, Maximum Working Voltage, Power Dissipation, and other parameters specific to the type of resistor. Our parametric filters will allow you to refine your search results according to the required specifications.

Resistors from Future Electronics

Future Electronics has a wide range of resistors from several manufacturers. Once you decide if you need Fixed Resistors, Resistor Networks & Arrays or Variable Resistors, you will be able to choose from their technical attributes and your search results will be narrowed to match your specific resistor application needs.

We deal with several manufacturers such as ROHM Semiconductor, Stackpole Electronics, SUSUMU International, Vishay, Yageo America Corporation, BI Technologies, CTS and Murata, among others. You can easily refine your resistor product search results by clicking your preferred resistor brand from the list of manufacturers below.

Applications Resistors:

Fixed resistors can be found in any type of electronic device or electrical application.

Variable Resistors are often used in audio control, television, motion control, transducers, home electrical appliances and oscillators.

Resistor networks are in several applications including analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion, voltage dividers for power functions and computer applications.

Choosing the Right Resistor:

With the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, when looking for the right resistors, you can filter the results by category. We carry the following categories of resistors:

  • Fixed Resistors
  • Resistor Networks & Arrays
  • Variable Resistors

Once you choose the resistor category, you can narrow them down by various attributes: by Resistance, Tolerance, Rated Power, Maximum Working Voltage, Power Dissipation and Size Code, to name just a few. You will be able to find the right Fixed Resistors, Resistor Networks & Arrays and Variable Resistors by using these filters.

Resistors in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities

We offer to our customers several of our resistors in quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.

Future Electronics also offers its clients a unique bonded inventory program designed to eliminate potential problems that may arise from an unpredictable supply of products that could contain raw metals and products with erratic or long lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.

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