Arguably the simples electrical component is the resistor, however, doing calculations when trying to use a limited set of resistors in a project can become a frustrating and error-prone task. I therefore created a tool to help automate some of this work.
I created this tool to simplify resistor calculations when designing electronics. It has a power resistor expression parser that supports any given configuration of parallel and series resistors.
There is also a tool for calculating a configuration of resistors to create a specific resistance.
Input examples Parallel: |
Three parallel resistors: 1M|1k|100
Three 1k resistors in parallel, which are parallel with 20k: (1k|1E3|1000)|20k
Two 1k resistors in parallel in series with a 100 Ohm resistor (1k|1k)+100
Two 1k resistors in series, parallel with a 2k resistor
Resistor replacement calculator Enter the resistance you want to replace with some standard values. You can specify your collection of standard resistors in the URL and bookmark it. Here is an example URL
Voltage Divider Tool The voltage divider tool allows easy calculations of voltage dividers. You have to enter three values, and the fourth one (Say, the upper resistor value) will be calculated for you if you leave it blank. The input supports full resistor expressions.