This type of resistor functions by reducing the charge of a capacitor. This is referred to as a small current drain. read more...
A resistor added to a circuit for the purpose of providing a small current drain, usually to provide a load for improving output voltage stability, or to assure discharge of capacitors.
A resistor that allows a small current drain on a power source to discharge filter capacitors or to stabilize an output.
A resistor that is normally soldered in place, in parallel with a capacitor in order to discharge it.
A bleeder resistor is a resistor placed in parallel of a high-voltage supply for the purposes of discharging the energy stored in the power source's filter capacitors or other components that store electrical energy.