I was hoping it was but I compared it to a similar size resistor with a silver band and it is definitely white. Checked it under the scope as well.I suspect that the multiplier band is silver, not white, which would make it 3 ohms. 300G would be much larger and likely enclosed in glass.
Actually I used 3 different online calculators and that what they showed it should look like. It doesn't exhibit any signs of being hot or overheated and since the best I can get with the 2 devices I used to test it is .3 ohms, it seems to still be doing something and that's probably the best reading my equipment can give.If the resistor has been running relatively hot, it is possible the color silver may have faded to white. Measuring the resistor, since it looks intact, should give a better idea. I don't think normal home-based multimeters will read 300G anyway...
I have some 50G resistors, and they are about 2 inches long (50mm).
Also, I doubt a 300G resistor at 1% tolerance would look anything like the one in the picture
So what value do you interpret it to be? Every chart I've looked at says the white ring is equal to "G". Highly unusual to see this but I have to say - I learn something new all the time and am grateful for it. This board is out of an air purifier that uses an ozone plate and other types of purification. The unit stopped producing power for the plate, still trying to hunt down the fault, looking like a transformer issue so far if the resistor is still good. Have not gotten to test voltages yet, just looking for anything obvious, only found a broken cap but that wasn't the fault.At this point, actually much earlier, common sense and a tiny bit of knowledge should have come into the picture and it would tell you that 300 gigohms is not a reasonable value for a resistor in any reasonable circuit. That resistance is probably more than the leakage resistance across the PCB between the device terminations! So immediately the conclusion is that the interpretation of the color code fails the "Mazelowski Ctrieria" of "is this number reasonable?" No, it is not reasonable, nor even just a few decades off from reasonable. And measuring the value shows even more that the reading of the bands is totally incorrect.
Next, examine the rest of the related circuit and it should reveal the purpose of the resistor in that segment of the circuit.
And I am rather amazed that there were no serious challenges about the believe-ability of such a resistor value.
In addition, this incident reminds us all that not everything presented on the internet is correct.
And one more question is why not show us a bit more of that circuit board? This could have been a test to see just what we might fall for.
Yes, that's what it is now. Who knows what it is supposed to be (or originally was). 0.3ojms seems like it could even be the resistance of tour test leads and your component could be a dead short low DCR inductor with milliohms of resistance. Can you measure inductance?If you measured 0.3Ω then that is what it is
Very informative info, thank you!0.3 ohms is a reasonable value for a resistor in a transistor power circuit. And certainly that is some degree of power resistor based on it's size, relative to the others nearby.
It appears that the method of diagnostics being used here is to simply check every component and hope to find one out of spec. A vastly more efficient and more effective diagnostic approach is to understand what the circuit is supposed to be doing and then take some measurements to see what it is doing, and evaluate what may be causing the difference.
In this case the fault is a power oscillator that is not producing the required high voltage. The first check would be to determine if the oscillator power was present and at the correct voltage. Measuring the voltage across the filter capacitors would answer that question. Next would come a check of the highly stressed components, such as the power transistor driving the transformer primary. Checking the voltage across the emitter resistor can show if the transistor is flowing any current or not. If not, then checking the voltage at the connection between the transistor and the transformer will reveal that either there is the full supply voltage present, showing the transistor is not conducting, or almost no voltage, suggesting an open circuit in the direction toward the supply, or a shorter component downstream from the test point. (so far there are all voltage checks, relative to the circuit common point) If all seems reasonable so that the oscillator might be functional, then a measurement of AC voltage can reveal if that is the case. These checks would narrow the area of search to the power supply section or yje power transistor or the power transformer. Resistance checks of he transformer would probably verify continuity of the different windings, or not, leaving the transistor as a component to be checked.
yes, but haven't tried yet.Yes, that's what it is now. Who knows what it is supposed to be (or originally was). 0.3ojms seems like it could even be the resistance of tour test leads and your component could be a dead short low DCR inductor with milliohms of resistance. Can you measure inductance?
FINAL UPDATE: In Conclusion .. it ends up that it is a .3 ohm 1w 1% resistor, so much for my misinterpreting the color bands. Thank you to all who offered some excellent information & helped me figure this out, it was another learning experience.yes, but haven't tried yet.
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