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Old 14th February 2012, 11:58 AM   #1
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Default Can Metal Film Resistors Be Tan/Lt. Brown?

I'm trying to identify whether resistors on a board I'm trying to recreate from a photo are either metal or carbon film. They are light brown, like most carbon films I have and have the same shape as a metal film. For example, in the attached photo. Could the bottom resistor be a metal film, or is it carbon? The photo I'm working off of is not clear enough to tell what the tolerance band might be. I am assuming that since they are 1/4w at most, the tolerance band would be 1% if metal and 5% if carbon. Would that assumption be correct?
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I have found that answer to be yes, by some manufacturers but count the color bands, the number of which provides a good hint toward which type of resistor you have. A carbon film resistor normally sports four color bands. Five and six color bands almost exclusively indicate a metal film resistor.
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