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Ian Parkin23/02/2018 08:40:15
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I've never seen these used before what are they?

the components in beige with a centrally positioned black line mainly unmarked on the board

they are links but why in the resistor type package?dsc01567 (medium).jpg

Frances IoM23/02/2018 08:46:10
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2 are marked as being resistors on board - possibly being what appears to be a single sided board they are cross links or removable test links
Ian Parkin23/02/2018 08:51:43
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Yes i did say they were links

what are they called and why in a resistor type package

Bodger Brian23/02/2018 08:52:37
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Posted by Ian Parkin on 23/02/2018 08:40:15:

I've never seen these used before what are they?

the components in beige with a centrally positioned black line mainly unmarked on the board

they are links but why in the resistor type package?

Basically they're 0R resistors, used in this instance as links. The black band 'follows 'the standard resistor band coding, black signifying zero.

The resistor type package is probably used so that it can be auto-inserted by machine. A simple wire link couldn't be handled that way and would need hand insertion.

Brian

Dave Daniels23/02/2018 08:53:06
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Zero Ohm Links

http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Zero-ohm_link

Ian Parkin23/02/2018 09:04:57
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well i'll be blowed i.ve never seen those before on any item of equipment i've repaired

thanks

Bodger Brian23/02/2018 09:06:49
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Posted by Ian Parkin on 23/02/2018 09:04:57:

well i'll be blowed i.ve never seen those before on any item of equipment i've repaired

thanks

Very commonly used...

Brian

Martin Kyte23/02/2018 09:33:06
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You also get them in Surface Mount.

regards Martin

Neil Wyatt23/02/2018 10:42:38
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I've never seen ones like that before, 0R SMT resistors yes, but not ceramic package.

Presumably it simplified manual assembly.

Much more interesting is what it comes from Are you a bass player, Ian?

Neil

John Rudd23/02/2018 11:23:10
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Here's my bass amp...Peavey TNT115.jpeg

Ian Parkin23/02/2018 11:51:03
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Yes neil it comes from that

I try to play but better with banjo

Ian

Ian Parkin23/02/2018 11:52:07
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I have just ordered some for my stock £1.25 for 50 delivered !!

Neil Wyatt23/02/2018 17:36:03
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I have an ancient Laney Pro-Bass head with two 2x12 cabs and a tweeter box (because they were easier to carry up fire escapes than a 1x15 bigger than and heavy as a washing machine). Last year I got an orange Crush 20 practice amp, which is nice

Neil

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