Contents

- 1 What does the resistor code yellow indicate?
- 2 What is the 4th band on a resistor?
- 3 What is the value of brown in multiplier section?
- 4 How can you tell the value of a resistor using color code?
- 5 How do you find the maximum and minimum tolerance of a resistor?
- 6 What is the third band on a resistor used for?

## What does the resistor code yellow indicate?

Here is an example that shows how the table and resistor shown above can be used to figure out a resistor value by proving that yellow-violet-brown is really 470 Ω: The first stripe is yellow, which means the leftmost digit is a 4. The second stripe is violet, which means the next digit is a 7.

## What is the 4th band on a resistor?

Resistors with high precision have an extra band to indicate a third significant digit. Therefore, the first three bands indicate the significant digits, the fourth band is the multiply factor and the fifth band represents the tolerance.

## What is the value of brown in multiplier section?

We look up our resistor color code chart, and find that brown has the 1st significant value of 1 and black has the second significant value of 0. The third band is brown, which means that the multiplier is 1.

## How can you tell the value of a resistor using color code?

Reading and Determining the Resistor Value Hold the resistor with the gold or silver band to the right and read the color codes from the left to the right. Select the color codes from the bands on the resistor. Read the colors from left to right. The resistance value based on the color code provided is now displayed.

## How do you find the maximum and minimum tolerance of a resistor?

Take the nominal value and multiply it by 1 + your tolerance, which is (1+0.1). Then take the nominal value and multiply it by 1 – tolerance, or (1-0.1). The highest possible value is 517 K. The lowest possible value is 423 K.

## What is the third band on a resistor used for?

On a three or four-band resistor, the third band represents the multiplier. This multiplier will basically shift your decimal place around to change your value from mega ohms to milliohms and anywhere in between. The fourth color band signifies tolerance.