How do i test resistors?

Answer Shut off power to the resistor. If electricity is flowing, the test will be invalid, and the meter could be damaged.Read the bands on the resistor to determine the value for testing. There are thre... Read More »

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How to Test Resistors?

Resistors regulate the amount of current flowing in an electronic circuit. Resistors present a resistance, or impedance, to the electrical circuit and reduce the amount of current that is allowed t... Read More »

How do I test resistors in a circuit?

Find the Manufactured ResistanceLocate the manufactured resistance written on the resistor. If there instead is a series of colored stripes, utilize the University of Pennsylvania engineering depa... 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 calculate resistors?

Divide the voltage across the circuit by the current running through it, to calculate the resistance of a circuit. For instance, the single resistor in a circuit, with a 9 V power supply and 0.5 A ... Read More »