My question is fairly simple. I am building an SMD LED board and i am limited in space. So originally i was planning on going with through hole resistors, but have it being i'm very limited on space i'm looking at the option of going the smd resistor route.
Essentially what i need is a 68 ohm 1/4 w through resistor but i want to use an smd resistor. When i type in 68 ohm 1/4 smd in ebay it showed me the 1206 SMD type (here's the link) http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-Value-1206-SMD-Resistor-Kit-0R-10MR-5-5000pcs-/330655035675?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cfc93711b *i then got excited and realized that a 68 ohm SMD might not be the same as a 68 ohm 1/4w through hole resistor, so what would be the equivalent to the through hole resistor in a smd resistor type
It has all the ones i require but i want to be sure i'm buying the correct ones. Again i apologize for the such noob question but i want to be sure i buy the correct one before i burn out my LED.
and on a side note. i use an LED calculator (link) http://led.linear1.org/led.wiz
Do you guys think it gives the correct values for and SMD LED as well. Any suggestions i will happily take. I like learning the correct way of all things i've been doing bad.
Thank you in advance