Resistor Alternative Resistor Alternative Rainey123 (Electrical) (OP) 16 Jan 15 09:45 I am building a project at the moment that requires some parts of the circuit to be dropped in voltage. I have considered using resistors. However I know of their reputation of power consumption. My question is, is there a more efficient alternative to resistors? (plus I do not want to be spending $100 for a component) RE: Resistor Alternative Skogsgurra (Electrical) 16 Jan 15 10:20 "their reputation of power consumption" - very good! Switchers have a much better reputation. Google "Simple Switcher". There are lots of other switching voltage regulators. Gunnar Englund www.gke.org -------------------------------------- Half full - Half empty? I don't mind. It's what in it that counts. RE: Resistor Alternative mcgyvr (Mechanical) 16 Jan 15 13:32 $100 for a component??.. thats a big resistor You might want to actually state input/output voltage and current levels so a suitable solution can be provided. As Gunnar stated switchers are the way to go. RE: Resistor Alternative sbkenn (Mechanical) 16 Jan 15 21:51 Switched capacitor if current is low. Switched inductor if not.