Difference between carbon composition resistor and wire wound resistor

The difference between carbon composition resistor and wire wound resistor

Carbon composition resistor Wire wound resistor
Its power rating is from ¼ W to 2W. Its power rating is from 1W to 200W.
It can be used at high frequencies. It cannot be used at high frequencies.
It has high tolerance and hence, accurate value of resistance cannot be obtained. It has low tolerance and hence, accurate value of resistance can be obtained.
It has low stability and reliability. It has higher order of stability and reliability.
It is suitable for high frequency circuits. It is not suitable for high frequency circuits.
It is small in size and light in weight. It has big size which is not suitable for many of the applications.
It has low temperature coefficient value. It has high temperature coefficient value.

 

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