# Can resistors have 5 bands?

## Can resistors have 5 bands?

The color bands of resistors are basically of three types: 4 band resistor, 5 band resistor, and 6 band resistor.

## How do you read a 5 color resistor?

Always read resistors from left to right. – Resistors never start with a metallic band on the left. If you have a resistor with a gold or silver band on one end, you have a 5% or 10% tolerance resistor. Position the resistor with this band on the right side and again read your resistor from left to right.

**How do you find the resistance of a 5 band resistor?**

Let’s take an example of a 5-band resistor with the colors given in the above image (brown, green, red, black and gold). So according to the formula the resistance will be: 152 * 1 = 152 Ohms with 5% tolerance.

### What is the 5th band on a resistor?

tolerance

5 band resistor Resistors with high precision have an extra band to indicate a third significant digit. Therefore, the first three bands indicate the significant digits, the fourth band is the multiplication factor, and the fifth band represents the tolerance.

### How does 4 bands resistor differ from 5 bands?

Resistors with high precision have an extra band to indicate a third significant digit. Therefore, the first three bands indicate the significant digits, the fourth band is the multiplication factor, and the fifth band represents the tolerance.

**What are the color bands on the following value resistors all of which have a 5 tolerance?**

The colors brown, red, green, blue, and violet are used as tolerance codes on 5-band resistors only.

## What color is a 340 Kω resistor with 5 tolerance?

So the resistance with tolerance can be written as: $R = 3.5\Omega \pm 5\% $. Therefore the colour code will be: orange, green, red and gold. So option D is correct.

## What do the first 3 bands indicate on a 5 band resistor?

5 band resistors are resistors with higher precision, and they have an extra band for a 3rd significant digit. As such, the first three bands denote the significant digits of the resistance and everything else shifts to the right, making the fourth band the multiplier and the fifth band the tolerance.

**Can we use 4 band resistor instead of 5 band?**

Yes, you can of course substitute a 4 band for a 5 band resistor, and vice versa, as long as the values of its resistance, voltage and tolerance match the needs of the circuit and you’re willing to pay the price hike for high-precision resistors.

### What is a 5 band color code resistor?

A 5 band color code resistor has 4 color bands on left side and one color band on right side. The 4 color bands on left side are very close to each other and the 5th color band on right side is separated from the first 4 bands with some space.

### How to calculate the resistance value according to resistor color code?

Just have a look to the resistor color code chart below and see the calculations, how the resistance value is calculated according to this chart. ‘ a’ represents the 1 st significant digit, which is the first band color of resistor. ‘ b’ represents the 2 nd significant digit, which is the second band color of resistor.

**What is the tolerance band of the resistance color code chart?**

In this example, the tolerance band is brown and is identified by the increased space between itself and the multiplier band. From the resistance color code chart, we obtain a tolerance value of ±1% for brown.

## What is the default resistance of a 3 band resistor?

The third band is brown, which means that the multiplier is 1. Using the formula, the resistance is thus calculated to be: As the 3-band resistor has no fourth tolerance band, the default tolerance is taken to be at 20%. The 4-band resistor color code is the most commonly used resistor.