Resistor Color Code Page


To determine the resistance value, read the colors from left to right. The first and second colors are read as numbers. The third color is the multiplier. The forth color is the tolerance of this value. See the chart below for more info.



Chart of Resistor Color Bands and Their Values.

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Color Band #1 (1st #) Band #2 (2nd #)Band #3 (mult.) Band #4 (tol)
Black 0 0 1 20%
Brown 1 1 10 1%
Red 2 2 100 2%
Orange 3 3 1K 3%
Yellow 4 4 10K 4%
Green 5 5 100K 5%
Blue 6 6 1MEG 6%
Violet 7 7 10MEG 7%
Gray 8 8 100MEG 8%
White 9 9 1G 9%
Gold N/A N/A .1 5%
Silver N/A N/A .01 10%
None N/A N/A N/A 20%


Notes:
#1. These values are for educational purposes only.
Due to the wide range of circuit applications, the author assumes no responsibility for the application of these values.


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