SSidyEvelyn- Standard resistor color code== black=0--brown=1-red=2-orange=3-yellow=4-green=5-blue=6-violet=7-grey=8-white=9. Usually the percentage is slightly separate from the other colors. Standard banding is =3 bands--there are now 4 bands out[or more] Read from left to right.IE= brown /black/red= 1000 OHMS =brown=1-black=0-red[multipler] =2[digits -zeros ]the last band in the 3 band system is the multiplier /same in 4 band. But in 4 band you count the first three bands separately like= brown/black/black/brown=1000 OHMS-- brown=1-black=0-black=0-brown[multipler]=1[extra digit-zero ] .
Edited by duncan1 - 8/10/13 at 12:11pm