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3 thoughts on “Joe Knows Electronics 86 Value 860 Pc. Resistor Kit

  1. Kashif J. Chowdhry "Kash" says:
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good Kit at Great Price, July 18, 2011
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    Kashif J. Chowdhry “Kash” (Bay Area, CA) –
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    This review is from: Joe Knows Electronics 86 Value 860 Pc. Resistor Kit (Electronics)

    This set of resistors is the perfect starter kit for any electronics hobbyist. Even an avid tinkerer/engineer will find this price near impossible to beat. At about $20, you have practically all necessary resistors neatly organized into bags in a small, space saving, box. My only wish is that they start providing higher wattage sets!

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    Update:
    I’ve been running into tolerance issues with these resistors. Here’s an example: A 680k resistor reading at 734k. On the high-side of 1%, this resistor should be reading at 687k. Now if the product stated 10% tolerance, we’d be alright.

    I’m also not a fan of how flimsy the leads are coming from the resistor. Looks like the adage “too good to be true” may hold weight here.

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    Update:

    I’ve gone through the tedious task of measuring each of the 86 values in this set and here are my results:
    470 ohm – 2% variance
    1.5k ohm – 2% variance
    100k ohm – 2% variance
    270k ohm – 2% variance
    470k ohm – 3% variance
    330k ohm – 10% variance
    680k ohm – 10% variance
    5.6M ohm – 30% variance (only one of the resistors read this high, the others hit 1% as expected)

    The 2% variance, while out of spec, shouldn’t be a concern. The 330k and 680k, however, are way off. One of the 5.6M resistors read a whopping 30% off. I’m wondering if there’s quality control issues from this batch.

    Joe has offered to replace the sets that are out of range. I appreciate this greatly. It is more important to me in dealing with a business to see that the business cares about its product than getting a faulty item. In this case, I’d like to see the new batch arrive with the thicker leads as promised and with greater QC. Also, again, higher wattage sets!

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  2. Gardener in Training "puzzlefish" says:
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very useful collection of resistors, May 17, 2011
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    This resistor kit is a good value for the electronics hobbyist. I looked at several electronics catalogs and hobby sites before ordering this item. The kit provides a great range of precision(1%, metal film)1resistors in a convenient and well marked package. The 1/4 watt rating is fine for most digital and many analog projects. I prefer this box with individually labeled resealable bags to a cabinet of resistors because it takes less space. The resistors are small, so the color code markings can be a bit hard to read. If, like me, your eyesight is not perfect, a multimeter is a useful way to confirm the R value.

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  3. Mohammed Hany Ahmed "JunkMan" says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    simply almost all the resistors you need, June 30, 2011
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    the package has resistors from 0 Ohms to 10M ohms with accuracy 1%, .25 Watts rating , good enough for most of the work you might need. cheap price, high accuracy good deal.

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