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Resistor bands in a circuit?

  1. Jan 26, 2013 #1
    Hi guys. I attached a picture of a circuit with 2 resistors in parallel.

    I want to verify if I'm reading the resistor bands correctly. For the left most resistor, the color gold is the tolerance right? For the right most resistor, the color gold is still the tolerance right?

    Does the orientation of the resistor matter? I.E what happens if I flip the resistor on the right?
     

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  3. Jan 26, 2013 #2

    SammyS

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    If you flip the resistor, of course that won't change its resistance, so ...

    You should know that the tolerance band is (generally) the 4th band. Start reading from the other end.

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