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 »

Resistors help?

No -- the value of the resistor is very important for correct operation of the electronics.Try for SMD resistors or go to Fry's if you have one nearby.

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 »

Are resistors ohmic?

Resistors have the same ohm value over a wide range of voltage and current, so they’re called ohmic. Some electronics parts, such as light bulbs, change resistance for different voltages, so thes... Read More »