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carbon film resistor

The carbon resistor is a layered resistor in which a thin carbon layer is applied to ceramic solid or hollow bodies.

Structure of the

Structure of the

carbon resistorThe resistor material is carbon, e.g. anthracite or graphite. Carbon resistors are inexpensive, but do not tolerate high operating temperatures and have high inherent noise

. Another disadvantage is the low constancy. Carbon resistorsare frequently used in electronics mainly because of their low price and high availability

. In the case of the carbon film resistor, a thin carbon film is applied spirally to the ceramic body and encased in an insulating sheath.

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