Inductor color code
As usual an inductor is marked by four
or five ring strips. Since you can find out the value of the
inductor at any installation of this one on a printed-circuit-board.
Read value of the inductor from the end with a narrow strip.
Read a wide strip the last. Table 1 shows the decoding of the
color marks for inductors. Up to multiplier mark the value of
the inductor is given in microHenry.
Four strip for mostly inductors used
in the civil industry (Figure
1). However, military uses five ring strip, one wide
strip (Figure 2)
just tells you that it is a military inductor. May be you never
meet with a military inductor (I have seen only a few military
inductors...), but you should know about this one.
You can easy distinguish an inductor
from a resistor. The inductor is more thick the resistor and
sometimes shorter. Anyway you can use a DMV (Digital Multi Voltmeter)
to prove that the part has resistance close to 1 Ohm (the resistance
of shortened wires probe), so, you make sure this one is an