Start What is a resistor used for?

Resistors are used in many applications. They are used as brake resistors, inrush current limiting resistors in electric circuits, voltage sharing resistors in capacitor banks, energy dump resistors in (wind) turbines, filter resistors in electronic inverters, pre-magnetize resistor for power transformers, neutral earthing resistors in distribution stations, test or measuring resistors to test the conditions of an electric circuit.