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
Four strip for mostly inductors used in the civil industry
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