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Re: Cable inventory

Postby Folderol » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:37 am

Moroccomoose wrote:I haven't used the resistor code since A levels! But isn't it just the rainbow...Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain...With Black and Brown tagged on the front and white on the end, Black being 0 and white 9. Last colour is number of zeros?

Then the tolerance band.silver for 10% and gold for 5%....

Didn't google, honest!

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There is no Indigo, instead grey is 8.
There are two more tolerance colours these days Red (very common) and Brown

Having Red as a tolerance band can make it quite difficult working out the value when some manufacturers don't put the required gap between this and the value bands :protest:
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Re: Cable inventory

Postby ef37a » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:01 am

Folderol wrote:
Moroccomoose wrote:I haven't used the resistor code since A levels! But isn't it just the rainbow...Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain...With Black and Brown tagged on the front and white on the end, Black being 0 and white 9. Last colour is number of zeros?

Then the tolerance band.silver for 10% and gold for 5%....

Didn't google, honest!

Did I pass the test Dave?
9/10
There is no Indigo, instead grey is 8.
There are two more tolerance colours these days Red (very common) and Brown

Having Red as a tolerance band can make it quite difficult working out the value when some manufacturers don't put the required gap between this and the value bands :protest:

Yeah, could not get on with the 'new' system at all, just slapped them on a meter

Was not aware of that nemonic Mo'. Why would anyone need to know the colour sequence of the rainbow?

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Re: Cable inventory

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:14 am

Probably to work out resistor values? :smirk:

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Re: Cable inventory

Postby Folderol » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:09 pm

Sam Spoons wrote:Probably to work out resistor values? :smirk:

Mine was Roy G Biv
Oh. You knew him too :lol:
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Re: Cable inventory

Postby Kwackman » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:15 pm

I learnt "Black Beetles Running On Your Garden Brings Very Grey Weather".
I think it originally was ".....Good Weather", but "Grey" meant one colour less to remember!
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Re: Cable inventory

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:31 pm

blinddrew wrote:Used to know, but haven't needed to for at least 25 years so, funnily enough, it hasn't stuck! :)

Even after 50 years, I still remember my weird mnemonic (no idea where it orgininated):

Bye Bye Rosie, Off You Go, Birmingham Via Great Western


However, like Will I see most common resistor values as a whole without having to decode their individual colour stripes ;)


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