# Wiring resistors which is - or +

#### ezland00

##### Senior member
On wiring resistor, does it matter which way you put it?

nope

#### CarlKillerMiller

##### Diamond Member
If you wire it the wrong way, the resistor will explode on ya, causing an explosion with

f(N)=(I)(Resistance in ohms)

BE CAREFUL!!!!!

#### ArmenK

##### Golden Member
V = IR ohms law 0wnz j00!

I see fires, the Fires of Hell Itself!

#### Stojakapimp

##### Platinum Member
Originally posted by: Chraticn
If you wire it the wrong way, the resistor will explode on ya, causing an explosion with

f(N)=(I)(Resistance in ohms)

BE CAREFUL!!!!!

no, that only happens if you put the wires on backwards. Resistors swing both ways

#### TechnoKid

##### Diamond Member
its the diodes you gotta be careful with.

#### mdcrab

##### Platinum Member
a resistor is like an orfice, it has the same restiction either way.

mdcrab

#### Amorphus

##### Diamond Member
Originally posted by: Stojakapimp
Originally posted by: Chraticn
If you wire it the wrong way, the resistor will explode on ya, causing an explosion with

f(N)=(I)(Resistance in ohms)

BE CAREFUL!!!!!

no, that only happens if you put the wires on backwards. Resistors swing both ways

Careful with the wires, they're finicky. Don't bend em, either. The 0s can go through since they're smooth, but the 1s get caught in the bends, and you have to clean them out. If you put them through loops, everything gets mixed up, too.

*on topic*
there are resistors that are polarized, but you're not using them.