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Re: [Amps] Parasitic Resistors

Subject: Re: [Amps] Parasitic Resistors
From: Steve Thompson <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 16:01:50 +0100
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> Peter,
> I had used some metal film that RF Parts sells as non-inductive 'flame 
> proof'.  When you get to talking to them, the 'engineer' will tell you 
> that they are slightly inductive.  I am curious if 'slightly 
> inductive' is too inductive for this application.

Almost certainly not. I've just measured a 100R 3W metal film resistor
with 6mm (.25") leads at each end (Corning FP series). It shows as
having 4nH inductance in series with 102R resistive - that's 4 ohms of
inductive reactance at 150MHz which I'd say was insignificant when you
look at all the wires hanging around a suppressor. All brands of metal
film I've tested come out much the same.

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