dropping resistor

dropping resistor

[′dräp·iŋ ri‚zis·tər]
(electricity)
A resistor used in series with a load to decrease the voltage applied to the load.
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You can also make a red flashlight from scratch using a single red LED, a 10-ohm dropping resistor in a series with the 1K (or even 2K) potentiometer, and any kind of handle that will hold two or three 1.5-volt batteries.
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