Resistor Colour Codes


Carbon Film Band 1 Band 2   Band 3 Band 4
Metal Film Band 1 Band 2   Band 3 Band 4
Close Tolerance Band 1 Band 2 Band 3 Band 4 Band 5
Colour Figure  Figure Figure Multiplier Tolerance
BLACK 0 0 0 1  
BROWN 1 1 1 10 1%
RED 2 2 2 100 2%
ORANGE 3 3 3 1k  
YELLOW 4 4 4 10k  
GREEN 5 5 5 100k  
BLUE 6 6 6 1M  
VIOLET 7 7 7 10M  
GRAY 8 8 8    
WHITE 9 9 9    
SILVER       0.01 10%
GOLD       0.1 5%

Colour Band Identification
Colour Band Identifcation Image

Resistor Ratings
Resistor Power Rating Image

Above images scanned from "Heathkit Manual for the Darkroom Timer" Copyright 1979 Heath Company.


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Modified January 3, 2001