Help identifying resistor

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Justinv, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. Justinv

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    I'm new to posting on forums so I apologize if I don't know how to use all the tools ( like posting a picture).

    I have a resistor that I cannot find for the life of me the colors are:

    Red,black,silver,gold,white.

    I have looked everywhere and I cannot find any calculator that allows me to input these colors. Mainly because of the white at the end. Any ideas?
     
  2. paulktreg

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    I find it odd that you have silver and gold in there. Are you sure that's correct?
     
  3. #12

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    Silver in the third position is x 1/10
    I have several drawers full of 2 watt emitter resistors in the .22 to .56 ohm range.
    If I remember correctly, gold in the third position is x 1/100
    but, "point two zero, five percent nine" doesn't make sense at all.
     
  4. inwo

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    I would work backwards.

    Measure the value and see what makes sense.

    Then at least you know if it is a resistor.
     
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  5. inwo

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  6. Dodgydave

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    It could be grey as the third colour, so it would be 20.8 ohms, the white is for Military spec.
     
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  7. THE_RB

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    0.20 ohms, 5% tolerance.
     
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