Splattle and Cygnus... I went out today to Akihabara to find parts and tools. Ive got some insulated jumper clips, silver solder (apparently better for audio work) some flux to help keep the iron clean and improve my solder work by removing corrosion from parts and improving connections, as well as a solder removal tool to help minimize the solder present. But before we get into that, the video above shows how to drain filter caps. In it the guy talks about bridging the jumper cable with a "470ohm 1 Watt resistor". I was unable to find one. The resistor pictured above is a "475ohm 1 Watt resistor". Do you know if this will be as suitable for draining filter caps. The purpose of the resistor is to reduce reaction (arcing, sparking) when you make the connection from Cap positive end, to ground. But since MY resistor is 5 ohms higher than the suggested value, does that mean my filter cap drain time will increase? or that the "reduced reaction" (ie sparking or arcing) will be increased now because its 475ohms, not 470ohms... In short, how does the 5 ohm difference in the resistor affect my jumper for the amps filter caps when I go to drain them and thus maintain my heartbeat a few years longer?