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8 Ohm 200W Non-Inductive Dummy Load Resistor
Two of these wired in parallel equal 4 ohms?
Can I wire two of these in parallel to create a 4 ohm load @400w?
Yes, and that would be the primary feature for which many folks buy these. I bought FOUR of the 8 ohm 200 watt type. They are NON INDUCTIVE, and respectably high powered. The power rating is effectively doubled to 400 watts when used in parallel, the ohms halved. They are not submersible, as far as I can tell.
Date published: 2013-04-21
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?
Yes. I just bought one for the same purpose. I'm going to use this instead of the more expensive alternatives with frequency response and pass through. It should soak up the power with one end to the signal and the other end to ground.It won't give frequency rolloff, but I'm not sure that will make much of a difference if you are just using your pre-amp output to record.
Date published: 2013-10-31
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
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
What's an appropriate heat sink?
I'm looking to build a 4 ohm 400 watt dummy load inside a case. Where might I locate appropriate heat sinks?
This dummy load already has its own heat sink built in. However, should you wish to exceed its power specification, it would be easiest to mount one or more 12V fans (readily available from Radio Shack) immediately adjacent to the dummy load. Adding additional finned heat sinks to the surface of the dummy load, coupled with silicone grease, as well as the cooling fans, could also be used for more, ahem, extreme applications.
Date published: 2012-03-23