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Resistor Answered

I bought 100 leds of ebay a while ago and it came with 100 free resistors. What im not too sure about is what ohm they are. On the ebay page it dosent say if they go with the leds the shop specialises in leds and gives similar resistors with almost every order. All it says on the page is that there perfect for working with 12v or something. I tried looking at those colour code calulators but I still couldnt figure it out. I knew someone here must know. The colours in the pic arent great so I wrote what they are aswell.

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flyer3

10 years ago

Thanks for all the help guys :)

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Capt. Howdy

10 years ago

i bought the same thing 470 ohms. the colors are hard to determine, mine all looked black or maroon. multimeter says 470 ohm

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gmoon

10 years ago

Or, yellow violet black black brown (5 band code, with 1% tolerance.) 470 ohms, which would be consistent with a single LED and 12V. Depends on the LED type (and it's voltage drop.) A 5$ VOM (volt-ohm meter) would be a good investment...

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Goodhart

10 years ago

or brown black purple gold

which would be a 100 meg with a 5% tolerence (the gold band is tolerence: 5% for gold, 10% for silver)

see this link here

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GoodhartGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Now that I think about it, Lemonie is almost CERTAINLY correct.....100 M would be way too high a resistor for an LED

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flyer3

10 years ago

sorry i added it now

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lemonie

10 years ago

1KOhm - brown black red gold? L

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whatsisface

10 years ago

You haven't attached the picture.

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PKMwhatsisface

Reply 10 years ago

... or written what the colours are.