Resistor Color Codes – 4,5 and 6 Band – Electronics

For those interested, we have prepared an application / computer for decoding the colors of a resistor: (4,5,6 or 7 bands)


Who needs to identify the value of an electrical resistance based on the marked color code but does not have a measuring device, I’ve attached some very suggestive pictures below that can help you calculate the electrical resistance (Ohm) simply and quickly.

resistor color code for electrical resistance


Most resistors have coded the value of resistance in 4 or 5 colors, but there are also variants in 6 colors, the essential are only the first 4 bands, where the last band (4) is the multiplication factor.

example calculate tolerance value of resistors


For those with 6 bands: the band 5 is tolerance and last one is the temperature coefficient, the rest are explained above!

color code for resistors


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