### Resistor Color Code:

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Below are simple steps to read the color code of 4 band resistor, 5 band resistor and 6 band resistor.

- First, identify all the colors in the resistors from left to right, and lastly the tolerances.
- Use the color code chart and mark the digits for them.
- The band before tolerance is the amplifier band.
- Write the thode values in a row to get the resistance.
- The colored bars on the resistor indicate its value.

A resistor is the smallest device used in an electronic circuit.

The color code on each resistor has a value. Common color codes are 4 band resistor color code, 5 band resistor color code and 6 band resistor color code. The last color code is the tolerance and the last but one is the multiplier and the rest are called digits in the computer.

### Resistor color code formula:

The resistor color code formula is 4 Band resistor R _{(oh)} in ohm is equal to the multiplier (digit 1*10 ) and addition digit 2 and add or minus tolerance.Hence the Resistor color code formula can be written as

R _{(oh)}= multiplier * [( digit 1*10 ) +digit 2 ] ± tolerance

#### 4 Band resistor color code has 2 digits, 1 multiplier and 1 tolerance

The formula to compute the resistance of 4band resistor is

R = multiplier * [( digit 1*10 ) +digit 2 ] ± tolerance

#### 5 Band Resistor color code

The 5 Band resistor has 3 digits 1 multiplier and 1 tolerance at the end

The formula to find the resistance of 5 band system is

R = multiplier * [( digit 1*100) + (digit 2*10) +digit 3] ± tolerance

### 6 Band Resistor color code

It has 6 color. It is the same as the 5 band resistor but it has a temperature coefficient.The last one is the temperature coefficient

### Example:1

Find the resistance of the resistor having the color sequence red,Brown,blue,slive?

### Answer:

Red band1=2

Orange band 2 =3

Blue band3 = x1MΩ

Sliver band4=± 10%

R= band 3 * [(band1 *10 ) + band 2] ± band 4

Rmax =100 * [(2*10 ) +3] Ω

R max = 100 * [(2 *10)+3 ] +2300 *2%Ω

Rmin = 100 * [(2 *10)+3 ] -2300 *2%Ω

Resistor value R =2300 Ω, 2% tolerance

2% tolerance means that resistor is in 2254.0 Ω,2346.0 Ω] range

### Example:2

Find the resistance of the resistor having the color sequence yellow,violet,Gray,Blue?

### Answer:

yellow band1=2

Violet band 2 =3

Gray band3 = x1MΩ

Blue band4=± 10%

R= band 3 * [(band1 *10 ) + band 2] ± band 4

R =10000000* [(4*10 ) +7] Ω

R max = 10000000 * [(4*10)+7 ] +4700000000 *0.25%Ω

Rmin = 10000000 * [(4 *10)+7 ] -4700000000 *0.25%Ω

Resistor value R =4700000000 *0.25%Ω tolerance

0.25% tolerance means that resistor is in 4688250000 Ω,4711750000 Ω] range