Resistor Color Codes

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Resistor Color Codes

Jul 15, 2003 12:00 PM



Color
1stband
(1st figure)
2ndband
(2nd figure)
3rdband
(multiplier)
4thband
(tolerance)
Black00100
Brown11101
Red

Color
1stband
(1st figure)
2ndband
(2nd figure)
3rdband
(3rd figure)
4thband
(multiplier)
5thband
(tolerance)
Black000100
Brown111101�1%
Red

The Standard EIA Resistor Color Code is used to imprint a resistor'svalue and tolerance in a standardized shorthand. Resistors will haveeither four or five color bands. The basic method of determining thevalue is the same for each, but there are some minor differences.

Four-band Resistors

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2

2

102

�2%

Orange

3

3

103


Yellow

4

4

104


Green55105
Blue66106
Violet77107
Gray

8

8

108


White

9

9

109


Gold

10-1

�5%

Silver

10-2

�10%

Five-band Resistors

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2

2

2

102


Orange

3

3

3

103


Yellow

4

4

4

104


Green555105
Blue666106�0.5%
Violet777107�0.25%
Gray

8

8

8

108

�0.1%

White

9

9

9

109


Gold


10-1

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