Electronics - Resistance and Power - Discussion

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How do fixed resistors usually fail?

[A]. slowly over time
[B]. by increasing their value
[C]. by becoming an open circuit
[D]. by increasing their value and becoming an open circuit

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

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M.Tarcius said: (Aug 21, 2012)  
When the power dissipation of the resistor becomes more than its designed it burnsout due to excess heat in the resistor hence it gets open.

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