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Resistor help!!!

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Rick, Dec 2, 2003.

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  1. Rick

    Rick Guest


    Just want to know if it makes a difference which way of the resistor I
    solder it in? I mean.. is there a particular direction or can a resistor
    be plugged in from any direction? (what is the "tol%" side attached to?
    Vcc? or can it be attached in any way?) thanks

  2. Resistors have no polarity - they can be put in either direction.

  3. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    Rick([email protected]) slammed into the keyboard with a 100-lbs hammer:
    In any way, as resistors don't have polarity.
  4. If you want a board to look neater, you can make the resistors face a
    certain direction (tolerance bands all the same way), but as everyone has
    said electrically it does not make a difference. It's is just cosmetics and
    up to you if you want to put the effort into it.

    -Commander Dave
  5. There is an advantage in pointing them all towards one corner. You
    can quickly check the values to compare a board to the proper layout
    without mentally or physically turning the board to check the color
    22 days!

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  6. David Wood

    David Wood Guest

    Yes, however in manufactured pcbs they are usually placed consistently
    to simplify inspection. For example: all color codes readable left to
    right and top to bottom.
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