Instead of a fixed resistor, a supplier told my company to use a varible resistor without the slider to accomplish the same thing. Just looking at it, there is a bare insulated teflon wire laying directly on the exposed sliding element of the resistor. I know the temp of the wire is rated at 200C but I not sure how the resistor will affect the wire. The 750 ohm resistor is used to disapiate (bleed off) a 550 micro farad capicator in the 125VAC circuit. Any ideas on how to calculate the heat of the resistor?
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