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    Default Zero ohm resistor!

    I've just found a zero ohm resistor for sale on Ebay!

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Metal-Film-Res...ht_3108wt_1036

    How can you have confidence about buying electronic components online when the sellers know nothing whatsoever about electronics!

    Has anyone here had bad experiences re. buying electronic components online?

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    A resistor with no resistance? o.o

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    It's called jumper wire. Or a shorted resistor.
    Quote Originally Posted by JFK
    The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly

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    Basically they're bridges which can be used by the same component placement robots which place resistors and such. Sometimes it's just more convenient than handling a piece of wire

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    Hmm....

    That makes sense. So if you're using a pick and place machine and need a jumper wire, you can have the machine grab this piece instead.

    Of course... if you're actually using a pick and place machine, you'd want them on a tape strip to feed into the machine and I don't think 100 is going to be enough.

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    So it's settled then. Resistance is futile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Hmm....

    That makes sense. So if you're using a pick and place machine and need a jumper wire, you can have the machine grab this piece instead.

    Of course... if you're actually using a pick and place machine, you'd want them on a tape strip to feed into the machine and I don't think 100 is going to be enough.
    Depending on how many you need, yes. I actually don't see that many of them in the average circuit.

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    That wasn't really my point... if you're using a pick and place machine, you're building more than 100 of something. You're building a few THOUSAND of something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    That wasn't really my point... if you're using a pick and place machine, you're building more than 100 of something. You're building a few THOUSAND of something.
    Yeah, that's true

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    Then you buy a couple dozen lots of these.
    It's my PSU in a box!
    Ooo-ooh,
    My PSU in a box, baby!

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