Connect with us

Resistor identification

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Fishtankjohn, Jan 11, 2015.

Scroll to continue with content
  1. Fishtankjohn

    Fishtankjohn

    35
    0
    Sep 16, 2014
    image.jpg Hi
    Still new to this
    Came across a resister I can not identify
    I see the colours as brown black gold gold black
    But I'm not sure
    I have tried all the colour code calculators
    It says it's 1 ohm ?
    IAny help ?
    Thanks
    John
     
  2. KrisBlueNZ

    KrisBlueNZ Sadly passed away in 2015

    8,393
    1,270
    Nov 28, 2011
    Yes I agree, they look like 1Ω resistors, probably rated at around 2W. Have you measured them?
     
  3. Fishtankjohn

    Fishtankjohn

    35
    0
    Sep 16, 2014
    Yes they are reading about 1.6
    John
     
  4. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    13,654
    1,888
    Sep 5, 2009
    sounds good for a 1 Ohm resistor :)
     
  5. KrisBlueNZ

    KrisBlueNZ Sadly passed away in 2015

    8,393
    1,270
    Nov 28, 2011
    Some or all of the extra 0.6Ω may be resistance in your meter leads and/or poor quality multimeter. What resistance do you measure if you short the leads together? Subtract that from the 1.6Ω and you should get something closer to 1Ω.
     
  6. Fishtankjohn

    Fishtankjohn

    35
    0
    Sep 16, 2014
    .2 when leads are crossed
    So ordered 1 ohm
    Will try when the come
    Thanks for advice
    John
     
  7. Calmore

    Calmore

    28
    9
    Jan 19, 2015
    Find it strange, that in this day and age they don't just print the value on the side, like what they do with SM resistors.

    I can understand that back in the old days it was easier to use coloured dots or lines but with modern printing technology it seems antiquated.
     
  8. Colin Mitchell

    Colin Mitchell

    1,417
    312
    Aug 31, 2014
    If they printed values on resistors, EVERY MAN AND HIS DOG would be able repair electronic equipment.
    The values are in rings so the resistor can be placed at any angle in a circuit and the value is still able to be viewed.
     
  9. KrisBlueNZ

    KrisBlueNZ Sadly passed away in 2015

    8,393
    1,270
    Nov 28, 2011
    That's just silly. Every man and his dog has internet access and can learn the resistor colour code. Being able to repair electronic equipment takes a LOT more knowledge than that!
    Right. Probably also for cost reasons.
     
  10. Calmore

    Calmore

    28
    9
    Jan 19, 2015
    That's just crazy! A dog can't hold a soldering iron with his paws! You must be barking mad... ;)

    They print numbers on axial electrolytics..
     
  11. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    13,654
    1,888
    Sep 5, 2009
    sure, and look at how hard they can be to read unless you try and spin the value into view
     
Ask a Question
Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?
You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
Electronics Point Logo
Continue to site
Quote of the day

-