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[aprssig] Re: BUSTED TM-D700 - 2nd time

Paul Zawada engineerz at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 02:43:40 UTC 2006


On 1/25/06, Brad [VE3BSM] <lists.nospam at bpsmicro.com> wrote:
> >>>
> <<On the main board right after the GPS jack there is a zero  Ohm resistor.
> For some reason that went open >>
>
> A zero ohm resistor? Isn't that called...A fuse?<G>
> <<<
>
> Actually, it's a jumper. But zero-ohm resistors are used because they can be
> used by standard pick'n'place machines used for surface-mount soldering,
> unlike traditional wire jumpers, which don't lend themselves to automated
> soldering.

So should I spend the extra money on 1% tolerance zero-ohm resistors,
or will 5% or 10% tolerance always do the job?

--zawada




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