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 Subject: Edited Guide Writing Workshop: A80510582 - Resistor Color CodePosted Jan 30, 2011 by geekguy42 Post: 1

Entry: Resistor Color Code - A80510582
Author: geekguy42 - U14767604

Here it is.

 Subject: A80510582 - Resistor Color CodePosted Jan 30, 2011 by Gnomon: ciabatta and mortadellaThis is a reply to this Posting. Post: 2

Thatīs only part of the code.

As far as I can remember, there are four bands. Two of them give you the digits. The third gives the power of 10. The fourth uses different colours and represents tolerance. I canīt remember the details. You should provide an example.

 Subject: A80510582 - Resistor Color CodePosted Jan 30, 2011 by geekguy42This is a reply to this Posting. Post: 3

Ya. But i thought it the third was a multiplier. Ill look into that thankyou

 Subject: A80510582 - Resistor Color CodePosted Jan 30, 2011 by gandalfstwin OGGMSTKMBGSUIKWIATAThis is a reply to this Posting. Post: 4

Hi.

Number seven is normally called violet.

Then there is a mnemonic to learn. Something like this. Billy Brown Rocks Only Young Girls, But Violet Gives Willingly.

Bands one and two are numbers, band three is multiplier.

Band four is tolerance and can be Silver, 10 percent, Gold 5 percent.

You can also find brown or red as the fourth band. Brown is one percent and red is two percent tolerance. On some resistors, you may also find a fifth, salmon band. This indicates high stability.

So, band one brown, band two black, band three red, band four brown, band five salmon equals a one kilo-ohm resistor with one percent tolerance and high stability.

(Day job, as was!)
GT

 Subject: A80510582 - Resistor Color CodePosted Feb 7, 2011 by gandalfstwin OGGMSTKMBGSUIKWIATAThis is a reply to this Posting. Post: 5

We could make this n interesting entry, if you want collaberation.

I can supply some data reference how resistances are calculated, it you wish!

GT

 Subject: A80510582 - Resistor Color CodePosted Feb 7, 2011 by kea ~ Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded but very well read blue and white websiteThis is a reply to this Posting. Post: 6

>>Billy Brown Rocks Only Young Girls, But Violet Gives Willingly

GT, I can tell you that there is no way in hell that such a sexist/misogynistic mnemonic will get into the EG.

See this discussion (so I don't have to go into it again ):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alaba...d=5854185&skip=0&show=200#p68786426

Geekguy, sorry, that doesn't have anything to do with your entry, but I may as well say it up front if you go ahead with the writing.

 Subject: A80510582 - Resistor Color CodePosted Feb 7, 2011 by Gnomon: ciabatta and mortadellaThis is a reply to this Posting. Post: 7

Kea, I agree that such a mnemonic will not be included in the Guide. I disagree that there is a difference between 'politically incorrect' and 'grossly offensive'. That's what politically incorrect means - it means that something is grossly offensive to at least some people.