I have a crowbar circuit which uses an SCR with 100mA gate current shown below.
In order to use this resistor value at 100mA it would need to be rated for 60W. Obviously here the resistor will pop. While testing (with lower-rated resistor) it does work, the fuses blow and the output is protected while also blowing the resistor.
It's not the end of the world as when the fuses are replaced the resistor could be too, however this is not ideal. Is there any way round putting a massive bulky resistor there?