Can I use a higher wattage resistor? Wattage refers to the maximum that a resistor can dissipate. So subbing a higher wattage for lower is perfectly fine without any changes.
Why are resistors rated in watts? The reason why resistors are given power ratings is because current can melt components and possibly create shorts in a circuit if the maximum allowable amount of power that can pass through the resistor is not specified.
How does resistance affect wattage? This means that you should increase voltage (v) to increase wattage (W) and get a better puff. Low-resistance coils use more power (W), tend to generate more heat and are hence prone to overheat faster than coils with a higher resistance.
Does it matter what resistor I use? Summary. For most standard circuits, you don’t need to worry about the types of resistors you choose. All you need to worry about is the resistance value and how much power it can take.
- Can I use a higher wattage resistor? – Additional Questions
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