- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 1/2014 on page 78
That Zero-ohm Resistor
Weird Component # 2
One of my favorite topics to discuss with the technicians at Elektor Labs is the existence of the zero-ohm resistor. This subject defies the imagination of an electronic engineer; why does the zero-ohm resistor exist and why is it called a ‘resistor’ if its value is zero? Could it also be called a ‘conductor’? Why don’t we just call it a jumper?