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By on March 7, 2014
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From the photo you have seen, try  guess what will be this 5 color bands resistor value? Please leave the answer in the comment section below-thanks.

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  1. Carlos Bucaro

    March 7, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    3,3oo ohms, or 33,200,ooo ohms. Oooopss.

  2. Vic

    March 7, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Hope All Is Well.

    This resistor is a value of 33.2 Ohms with +/-5%


    • Jestine Yong

      March 7, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Hi All,

      Try first and will let you all know the answer in 1 or 2 days time.



  3. Keith Ford

    March 7, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    33k +/- 5%

  4. Robert

    March 7, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Hi Mr. Yong,
    It is 3.32ohm +/- 0.5%. Which means it's good
    at 3.303 to 3.336 ohms.

    • Robert

      March 8, 2014 at 11:32 am

      The picture isn't very good. I thought the 4th band was silver.
      If it is gold, then it is 33.2ohm +/- 0.5%. That would make it good at 33.366 to 33.034.

  5. Yogesh Panchal

    March 7, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    It is 33.2 ohms with 0.5 % tolerance.

  6. Jerry Balbin

    March 7, 2014 at 2:45 pm


  7. Gopal Sharma

    March 7, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Hi Jestine,

    I think it is 33.2 ohms.

    Gopal Sharma

  8. Waleed Rishmawi

    March 7, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I would say 32.2 5%

  9. Amendar

    March 7, 2014 at 5:33 pm


    That is a 33.2 ohms 0.5%.

  10. dicksy

    March 7, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    hello jestin its 33.2

  11. minhlaingwin

    March 7, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    33.2 Ohms +or - 0.5%

  12. Abdul Haleem

    March 7, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Hi guys,
    It's 3300­ Ohms with 5% tolerance and 20ppm/k that is temperature coefficient.

  13. Abdul Haleem

    March 7, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Sorry but I made a mistake in my previous calculation. The resistor value is 330 Ohms with .5% Tolerance. If it's 6 band resistor the 6th band is temperature coefficient

  14. lakony alfred

    March 8, 2014 at 1:26 am

    the R value is 3.3ohm with +/-0.5% tolerance

  15. Amir Mukhtar

    March 8, 2014 at 1:53 am

    Sir jestine
    I appreciate you for above question.
    The Resistance Value is 33.2 -^- and Tolerence is 0.5 % percent.
    Justification for the Students and Learners Like-Wise,

    By Using Resistor Color Code Formulas

    Resistor Color Codes is Orange, Orange, Red, Gold, and Green

    Now Respectively Values are 3 3 2 Division by 10 and green is Tolorence Value which half 1/2 percent.
    The Value will be 33.2 ohms with 0.5 percent Tolorence

    Thanks you
    Amir Mukhtar AShrafi

  16. chaminda

    March 8, 2014 at 3:01 am is 33.2 ohms,.5%

  17. chaminda

    March 8, 2014 at 3:08 am

    sorry sir it isa 33.2 ohms,.1%

  18. Mircea

    March 8, 2014 at 3:14 am

    Hi Jestine! Resistance has a value of 3.32 Ohms.

  19. RayBax

    March 8, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Sir Jestin. Blessings and Thanks From Jamaica.

    This resistor is 33200 MEG Ohms.

    by my examination, might have a tolerance of +/-20.
    But the others are correct in suggesting it SHOULD be -+5%! 😮 ?

    Hope I'm right - else I need more of your lessons >.> 😀

  20. Austin

    March 8, 2014 at 4:44 am

    jestine, the value is 3.3kohms with tolerance of 5% and o.5%.

  21. Javier

    March 8, 2014 at 5:59 am

    33.2 Ohms

  22. Rudy Libiee

    March 8, 2014 at 6:08 am

    The value of the 5 band resistor is 3.3kohm

  23. daniel

    March 8, 2014 at 6:19 am

    33.2ohms + or -0.5%

  24. Bradley

    March 8, 2014 at 6:29 am

    I think you would read it from the green band end and it is either a.5 or 5 ohm resistor.

  25. hassan

    March 8, 2014 at 8:54 am

    hi jesttine wish they kept use 3 digit system.its easier now some times we do not know where to start reading resistor from right or left
    its 3300.i will not say 33.2 even if it is right

  26. Hussein

    March 8, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I am not sure but could it be:
    3.3K Ohms
    5% tolerance
    20 ppm/K Temp. Coefficient

  27. Richard

    March 8, 2014 at 10:29 am

    3300 ohms

  28. Maurice Griffiths

    March 8, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Resistor value is 33.2 ohms, 0.5% tolerance

  29. zed

    March 8, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    33.2 OHMS 0.5% Tolerance

  30. Mubahsir

    March 8, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Dear Jestine, Good Morning

    Answer of quiz is 33.2 ohms 0.5% tolerance.

    Karachi, Pakistan

  31. Jestine Yong

    March 8, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Here is the answer:

    3.3K Ohms, 5% tolerance, 20 ppm/K Temp. Coefficient

    The meter read 3.3 K ohm and the last green color band info can be found in this link:

    Look for optional band explanation.

    and also take a look at the below color band chart:

    Congrat to those all you who managed to answer it. Is ok for those who can't get the right answer as we are all here to learn.



    • Robert

      March 9, 2014 at 3:14 am

      Hi Mr. Yong,
      Perhaps the resistor is out of tolerance (bad) and just happens to check at 3.3K. Everything that I have read says the 6th band is a temperature coefficient.
      Are you saying that they have re-written the rules?

      • Jestine Yong

        March 9, 2014 at 5:34 pm

        HI Robert,

        Check out the link I have given under "Optional band".


        • Robert

          March 10, 2014 at 1:21 am

          Hi Mr. Yong,
          That should be against the law. I understand military doing stuff like that but it shouldn't be done in commercial applications.
          Do they just want to save the money for 1 more stripe of paint?

          • Jestine Yong

            March 10, 2014 at 8:38 am

            HI Robert,

            Not sure about the law but in some 5 bands resistors you could see the last stripe was white or even black but the calculation is to use the 4 color bands method.


  32. rohit

    March 8, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    its 3.3k

  33. Abdul Haleem

    March 9, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Thanks Jestine for the answer. Although I was the first one to answer correctly later I made a confusion. Not only this there are many differently coded resistors which causes lot of tension to repairers to find the value, specially when the resistor is open. I didn't invent anything, I just Googled to find the value of that particular resistor.
    We learn till we die

    • Jestine Yong

      March 9, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      HI Abdul,

      You are right we learn till we die.


  34. chaminda

    March 9, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    sir jestine thanks for the answer

  35. Amendar

    March 9, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Hi Jestine,

    I'm sure the resistor is tested with ohm-meter as 3.3K 5%,
    but I got a little bit confused as the link says:
    "The 5 band code is used for marking high quality, precision resistors with 2%, 1% or lower tolerances."
    How do we categorize a 5% resistor as a high quality and precision one?

    And how we can determine the 5th band as tolerance or temp. coefficient!

    There must a general way or rule for this.


    • Jestine Yong

      March 10, 2014 at 6:29 pm

      Hi Amender,

      The rule of thumb is to locate the 4th color band. If it is gold color then the fifth is the temp coefficient. This is just my opinion.


  36. hassan

    March 10, 2014 at 5:55 am

    hi jestine good i could know it first lucky me

    • Jestine Yong

      March 10, 2014 at 8:37 am

      Hi Hassan,

      Congrat for giving the first right answer.


      • Robert

        March 13, 2014 at 2:14 am

        Hi Mr. Yong,
        I enjoyed this lesson and hope that in the future you continue to have lessons like this. I'm sure all of us will learn something while investigating the lesson.
        Thanks, you da man!

        • Jestine Yong

          March 13, 2014 at 10:20 am

          Hi Robert,

          You are welcome!


  37. Amendar

    March 11, 2014 at 3:19 am

    Hi Jestine,

    Thank you, it is a good way.

    There are good information about resistors here:


  38. mike retz

    March 11, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    im late but guessed 3300 ohms 5% .... .from previos experience if the resistor is a power type, wirewound not carbon, and is open, and you need to find the value, I have in the past chipped away the ceramic coating very carefully and measured with and ohmmeter from either end till I got a estimating how far you are from the end you can kinda guess approximately the value.itll get you in the ballpark anyway!! tolerance is not that important a lot of times just as long as you make it PLAY !!! mike retz dallas texas usa

    • Robert

      March 12, 2014 at 5:48 am

      Hi Mike,
      I would just use a single-turn pot to find the average ohms for when it works. Then use a multi-turn pot to check how close of tolerance the circuit needs.
      I haven't actually tried it yet, but in theory it seems to me that it would work. I think I will test it within the next few days and see.

  39. Abdul Haleem

    March 12, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Hi Amendar,
    Thanks very much for the link. In that tutorial everything, including color coding is explained about resistors to electronic novice and expert alike.

  40. rowell

    April 23, 2014 at 10:07 am

    33.2 ohms


    September 26, 2014 at 3:40 pm


  42. michael Dacres

    September 26, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    the resister value is 3.3k

  43. kazmi

    March 12, 2015 at 1:42 am

    332*0.1=33.2 ohms(five band resistor) with 5% tolerence


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