Color | First Band | Second Band | Multiplier Band 3 |
Tolerance Band 4 |
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Black | 0 | 0 | 1 Ohm | |||||||

Brown | 1 | 1 | 10 Ohm | ±1% | ||||||

Red | 2 | 2 | 100 Ohm | ±2% | ||||||

Orange | 3 | 3 | 1 K Ohm | |||||||

Yellow | 4 | 4 | 10 K Ohm | ±5% | ||||||

Green | 5 | 5 | 100 K Ohm | ±0.5% | ||||||

Blue | 6 | 6 | 1 M Ohm | ±0.25% | ||||||

Violet | 7 | 7 | 10 M Ohm | ±0.1% | ||||||

Gray | 8 | 8 | 100 M Ohm | ±0.05% | ||||||

White | 9 | 9 | ||||||||

Gold | 0.1 Ohm | ±5% | ||||||||

Silver | 0.01 Ohm | ±10% | ||||||||

None | ±20% | |||||||||

**Note: This Page deals with standard through hole 4 band resistors.**

**Note:Resistor with 5 or more color bands are generally precision resistor of some type **

High tolerance resistors may have 3 bands for significant figures rather than 2, or an additional band indicating temperature coefficient,
military grade resistors may have a 5th band which indicates reliability.

**Note: To Determine Surface Mount Resistor Values**

Most surface mount resistors conform to a 3-digit or 4-digit code with many variations and more all the time.

The most common 3-digit SMD resistor the first 2 numbers represent the first 2 numbers in the answer. The third digit is the number of 0 you add after the first two digits.

For example: 223 is 22 000. Or 22,000 ohms. Or 220k.

222 = 22 00 = 2,200 = 2k2

473 = 47 000 = 47,000 = 47k

105 = 10 00000 = 1,000,000 = 1M = one million ohms

For resistors less than 100 ohms the third number is 0: 100, 220, 330. example 22 and NO zero's = 22 ohms.

there are some smd resistors with only two numbers 10, 22 and 33 = 10,22,33 ohms.

For more Info serch Internet for. "SMD resistor codes"