RESISTOR COLOR CODES

Color 1st Digit (A) 2nd Digit (B) Multiplier (C) Tolerance (D)
Black 0 0 1 - -
Brown 1 1 10 1%
Red 2 2 100 2%
Orange 3 3 1,000 3%
Yellow 4 4 10,000 4%
Green 5 5 100,000 - -
Blue 6 6 1,000,000 - -
Violet 7 7 10,000,000 - -
Gray 8 8 100,000,000 - -
White 9 9 109 - -
Gold - - - - 0.1 (EIA) - -
Silver - - - - 0.01 (EIA) - -
No Color - - - -

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20%


Example: Red - Red - Orange = 22,000 ohms, 20%

Band A may be wide on Axial Lead Resistors:  1:  If band A is wide, the resistor is wirewound.  2.. If band A is wide and there is a fifth band that is blue (to the right of band D), the resistor is wirewound and flame proof.  This applies to Axial Lead Resistors only. 

Axial Lead Resistor

Radial Lead Resistor

 

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