How do I identify resistors?

Answer What Resistors Look LikeResistors look like small cylinders with short wires sticking out at both ends. Typically, they are brown or beige with colored bands wrapped around the body of the resistor... Read More »

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How to Identify Resistors?

Resistors are very common components in electronic circuits of all kinds. Their function is to resist the current flowing in the circuit, and how much resistance they provide is measured in ohms. M... Read More »

How do I add parallel resistors?

List the values of the resistors that are in parallel. An example set would be a 10, 20 and 30 ohm resistor. Add the reciprocals of these numbers: 1/10 + 1/20 + 1/30 = 11/60. Take the result and t... Read More »

How do I organize resistors?

Small Parts BoxesBuy a plastic box with interior compartments large enough to hold your resistors. Choose clear plastic boxes with tight-fitting lids so they won't accidentally open. The best kinds... Read More »

How do I measure VOM resistors?

Meter SetupInsert the red VOM probe lead into the ohms position on the multimeter and the black VOM probe lead into the common position. Turn the VOM selector dial to read resistance or ohms, often... Read More »