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  1. BlackMelon

    BlackMelon

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    Hi!

    In fact, I know the method of reading but for this one, the stripes are close to each other equally.

    How can I identify the tolorence or the first stripe?
     

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  2. BobK

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    That picture looks like all black on my monitor (or maybe one or two browns) Can you tell us the actual colors.

    Bob
     
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  3. KrisBlueNZ

    KrisBlueNZ Sadly passed away in 2015

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    Looks like brown black black brown something. Probably 1 kΩ. Have you measured it with a multimeter?
     
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  4. bigone5500

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    Need more light IMO. Higher resolution photo would help too.

    I'm with Kris, Multimeter would be pretty close.
     
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  5. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    I see it as colour, colour, black, black, colour.

    P_20140827_221723-3.jpg

    If the colour is brown it's 110 ohms. if it's red that makes it 220 ohms.

    Even though I think it looks more red than brown, I'll go for brown because 1% resistors are more common than 2% resistors. (also because 220 is not a valid E48 (2%) value -- which is not to say you won't find it)

    Read the other way, 1k would be reasonable.

    The band I have placed to the right appears thinner, so I am calling that the tolerance band.

    Yep, this is one I'd measure with my multimeter

    edit: looking at it again. brown, brown, black, black, red is also a possibility
     
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