Table of Contents

- 1 Do I need a resistor on the gate of a MOSFET?
- 2 Why is it desirable to have very large resistors at the gate of the MOSFET?
- 3 How do you select a gate resistor for a MOSFET?
- 4 How can you indicate zero ohm resistance?
- 5 What is the resistance of a zero ohm resistor?
- 6 What is a 0-ω resistor?
- 7 Is ohm’s formula valid for a series circuit?

## Do I need a resistor on the gate of a MOSFET?

Misconception: You don’t need resistors on the gate Of course any time a resistor is shown in a schematic, people get worried about what complicated formula is needed to determine its value. For slow switching applications, like below 10 kHz, the resistor value doesn’t matter. The gate of a MOSFET is a small capacitor.

### Why is it desirable to have very large resistors at the gate of the MOSFET?

The gate is a high impedance node, and when left floating, can assume any voltage due to parasitic coupling, noise and other factors. The resistor prevents the bad stuff from affecting your circuit.

#### How do you select a gate resistor for a MOSFET?

Choosing A Resistor Value Often 1000 Ω is a good enough value for this. But it depends on your circuit. Keep in mind that the higher resistance you are using, the slower the MOSFET will turn on.

**Why would you use a zero ohm resistor?**

Using zero ohm resistors reduce the cost of jumper wires insertion. For mass production, it’s important to keep the cost down. Using an additional machine for jumper wires results in a separate setup and process cost. Therefore, a zero-ohm resistor is the perfect alternative that saves cost and time in assembly.

**What purpose a resistor in series with gate serves?**

The series resistor slows the switching of the MOSFET (which reduces the drive current and EMI at the expense of a bit of switching loss on each transistion) and can provide a certain amount of protection for the driving circuit if the MOSFET becomes shorted gate-to-drain.

## How can you indicate zero ohm resistance?

An axial-lead through-hole zero-ohm resistor is generally marked with a single black band, the symbol for “0” in the resistor color code. Surface-mount resistors are generally marked with a single “0” or “000” (if size allows marking).

### What is the resistance of a zero ohm resistor?

Zero ohm resistor definition Practically, a zero ohm resistor has a resistance which will range from 10 to 50 m Ω. The zero ohm resistors are generally marked with a single zero “0” or three zeros “000”.

#### What is a 0-ω resistor?

0-Ω Resistor is a jumper or any other wire packaged the same like the shape of a resistor. It has almost 0-Ω resistance (although it has some resistance in real life as like other conducting materials and ± tolerance). Zero ohms resistors are available in a range such as 1/8W having 4mΩ and 1/4W having 3mΩ.

**What happens when current passes through an ohmic resistor?**

When current passes through an Ohmic resistor, the voltage drop across the terminals is proportionally to the magnitude of resistance. Ohm’s formula is also valid for circuits with varying voltage or current, so it can be used for alternating current (AC) circuits as well.

**Which conductor has an electrical resistance of 1 megohm?**

A conductor has an electrical resistance of one megohm when a constant potential difference of one volt applied between its ends produces in this conductor a current of one microampere. Passive two-terminal electrical components called resistors are used to implement electrical resistance in various electronic devices.

## Is ohm’s formula valid for a series circuit?

Ohm’s formula is valid for circuits with multiple resistors that can be connected in series, parallel or both. Groups of resistors in series or parallel can be simplified with an equivalent resistance. The articles Resistors in Series and Resistors in Parallel describe this process in more detail.