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What kind of component is this? (picture) Answered

I just bought a couple of surprise boxes from www.goldmine-elec-products.com, and they had a lot of these components.. Everything else in the box, I managed to identify and categorize, except these things.. What are they? And what value do they have? they have a color code.. The coloring is: Black, purple, red, gold (or gold, red, purple, black) Thanks - Chr

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w0.op
w0.op

10 years ago

I want one of those boxes. Too bad i can't find anything like that in Germany :(

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Plasmana
Plasmana

11 years ago

I know what those are... They are all resin dipped inductors.

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chr
chr

Reply 11 years ago

That was my hunch also. Will test when I get home from the U.S.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

11 years ago

they look like capacitors... but with that color codes... maybe wierd resistors? Hook it up to a multimeter, if there's a resistance then it's a resistor If it's an open circuit it's a capacitor I'm going to order from them soon, would you recommend the suprise box?

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 11 years ago

They are resin dipped inductors. Not resistors or capacitors...

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Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Reply 11 years ago

Some old-school capacitors have color codes. I have some.

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chr
chr

Reply 11 years ago

The surprise box was great!
The picture shows the sorted contents of two large boxes. click the i in the upper left corner to show full size. I threw away about half the box, as it was resistors marked with numbers in stead of color codes.. poorly documented too.. I'm taking these bags with me back to Norway at the end of next month, so I don't want to carry more than I'll use.

Be prepared to spend some time sorting through the contents of the box - unless you do that, it's just garbage :p

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 11 years ago

Why would you throw away the resistors? Generally, if they have numbers, its in the same format as the color codes, but they just use numbers instead of the colors. So a 102 would be a 1K ohm (brown-black-red).

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chr
chr

Reply 11 years ago

Because I'm in the U.S on exchange, and have to carry the stuff with me in my luggage.. Assortments of labeled resistors are dirt cheap on ebay.. and sorting through a huge pile of resistors just didn't appeal to me that much. Also, the labeling on the resistors was not very well documented.. military standard or something..

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 11 years ago

Ok, you have me sold, I'm going to buy a couple of the supers. I love your camera, that's a great picture!

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 11 years ago

that's so cool I can't wait for mine to come, and my new multimeter

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gimmelotsarobots
gimmelotsarobots

11 years ago

They are shaped like cacitors. Maybe they are coded like resistors. In the resistor coding the value would come to 700. that either means 700 microfarads, or 70 picofarads, If that's what the color code means. Do some research.

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

11 years ago

Capacitors I think. I think I have some of those as well, with the resistor color codes. :O

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tech-king
tech-king

11 years ago

i want a value box...... im guessing tantalum capacitors.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

11 years ago

. Looks like capacitors (possibly tantalum) to me, but I can't swear to it. If they are caps, here's the color code