Carbon composition resistors are made by mixing carbon particles with a binder molded into a cylindrical shaped, and then baked. Resistance decreases as temperature increases. Resistance is more prone to drifting than with other types. Standard 'classic' resistor. Sold in multiples of 5. 5% tolerance. Pricing is per pack of five (ie, entering 2 equals a total of 10 resistors).
- 1/2 watt
- -55° C to 125° C operating range
- 350 V working, 700 V overload
- Low inductance
- Low capacitance
- Better pulse endurance characteristics than film type resistors
- EIA color coded