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Reading Resistors? Answered

How does a beginner know whether he is holding a resistor in the correct orientation to be able to read it from left to right? Is there a marking on the resistor that indicates left from right? If so, what is it? If not, how does one know he's not reading the stripes backward?

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randofo

5 weeks ago

You always read from left to right towards the gold band (assuming it is a 4 band resistor).