Electronic – Same color on both ends of resistor!


Possible Duplicate:
Resistors with ends of the same colour

I know the values of resistors if they are gold-colored at the end. When both ends are the same, such as brown-r-bk-bk-brown, I am in problem. How to know which side has the last color and which side is the starting end? Does thickness of band matter?

Best Answer

Try both directions.

Very likely only one of both values is member of the particular E-series.

Sometimes the tolerance ring is somehwhat thicker than the others or its distance to the end of the resistor is smaller, but AFAIK this is not reliable.

If in doubt, measure.