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8 Ohm 200W Non-Inductive Dummy Load Resistor
Can I install this in parallel with a 200 watt 8 ohm speaker to prevent damage from a 440 watt 8ohm amp ?
Connecting a dummy load in parallel with a 8 ohm speaker will result in a 4 ohm load so that would not be a good thing for an 8 ohm amp. In this application, it is probably better to just be careful with the volume level and avoid over-driving the speakers.
Date published: 2015-08-11
I have some vintage Utah 12" woofers I plan on building into a speaker. Speakers and crossover are 8 ohm, was planning on wiring the speakers in parallel with a resister in series with each speaker. Are these dummy load resisters a good choice for this?
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Date published: 2015-01-12
can 3 of these 8 Ohm 200W Non-Inductive Dummy Load Resistor be wired with one 500 RMS 8 ohm woofer in parallel for a 2 ohm load to use with a 2 ohm car amp?
There is no reason to use dummy loads to drop impedance loads on amplifiers. It will technically drop the load, but any added power you will get as a result will simply be dissipated as heat through the resistor.
Date published: 2014-06-18
This may be elementary, but do I just connect 1 end to the hot and 1 to the ground on a 1/4 input jack for the quiet recording?
What exactly are you trying to use this for?
Date published: 2013-07-09
To be specific, I have a 100 watt solid state head and want to use the resistor as a dummy load with a di box for quiet recording, is this possible?
That is indeed one of the applications this part is used for.
Date published: 2012-12-01
So I could simply connect one of these to my guitar amp that won't exceed 120watts and I shouldn't ever have to worry about overheating?
Overheating could still be an issue. Amplifiers are rated at a distortion threshold, not the maximum amount of power they make. A 120 watt amplifier can make much more power than 120 watts typically.
Date published: 2012-11-27