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Resistor Color Code Chart

There are three types of resistor color coding. Each have different numbers of color bands and provide different information. The band number that contains the given value is shown in braces [ ]. This is illustrated in the the resistor color code charts below:

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6-band color code

3 digits, multiplier, tolerance,
thermal coefficient

5-band color code

3 digits, multiplier, tolerance

4-band color code

2 digits, multiplier, tolerance

These resistor color code charts will show you what the resistance values should be. Don't forget the resistance can be off depending on the tolerance.

Resistor
Band
Color
Bands [1-3] Multiplier [4] Tolerance [5] TC [6]
Black 0 1    
Brown 1 10 1% 100ppm
Red 2 100 2% 50ppm
Orange 3 1k   15ppm
Yellow 4 10k   25ppm
Green 5 100k 0.5%  
Blue 6 1M 0.25%  
Violet 7 10M    
Gray 8      
White 9      
Gold     5%  
Silver     10%  

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