How do i know if resistors are good or bad?

Answer Determine the manufactured resistance of the resistorConsult the University of Pennsylvania engineering department's resistance calculator (see link below, under References). Enter the stripe color... Read More »

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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 check for bad resistors?

Disable the CurrentUnplug and turn off the device that has the resistor to prevent current from flowing through it. If current is flowing while you are testing it, you may receive incorrect results... 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 read resistors?

Observe the colored bands on the resistor. Resistors are color-coded with four bands to indicate their resistance in ohms. The first two bands indicate numbers, the third is a multiplier (power of ... Read More »