# What is a 1% resistor?

## What is a 1% resistor?

Accuracy, resistance value is within +/- 1% of what you want 2. More values available, With 1% resistors you have more nominal values to work with. With 5% and 10% resistors the catalog of values is a smaller number. The 1% resistor values go in smaller steps.

## What is a standard resistor?

Standard resistors are very high precision resistors used as a reference to calibrate or verify the accuracy of other resistors in industry or establishments, on lines or production equipment. these are also used to check the accuracy of resistance meters by most manufacturers.

**What are the resistor values?**

A resistor is a device that opposes the flow of electrical current. The bigger the value of a resistor the more it opposes the current flow. The value of a resistor is given in ohms and is often referred to as its ‘resistance’.

### What does a 5% resistor mean?

The tolerance gives the % deviation that the real value is allowed to be different from the stated or nominal value. For example, a 100-ohm 5% resistor can be anywhere between 95 and 105 ohms. If you find a 5% resistor that is exactly the nominal value, i.e. 100 ohms, then that is just plain luck.

### What is resistor value?

Resistors. A resistor is a device that opposes the flow of electrical current. The bigger the value of a resistor the more it opposes the current flow. The value of a resistor is given in ohms and is often referred to as its ‘resistance’.

**What is the resistor value?**

## What are standard values?

A standard of value is an agreed-upon worth for a transaction in a medium of exchange, such as the U.S. dollar or gold. A standard of value is needed so the value of goods and services can be consistently determined. Without a standard of value, other ways of exchanging goods may arise, such as a barter system.

## How are resistor values measured?

You can measure the actual value of a specific resistor using a device called a multimeter . For example, when you use a multimeter to measure a 470 Omega resistor with a 5 percent tolerance, you might found that the actual value is 481 Omega.

**What is nominal resistor value?**

Nominal Resistance is the prespecified resistance value at a given temperature. Most standards, including IEC -751, use 0ºC as their reference point. The IEC standard is 100 ohms at 0ºC, but other nominal resistances, such as 50, 200, 400, 500, 1000 and 2000 ohm, are available.

### What is standard resistance?

A standard resistor is a resistor which is precise enough in value and stable enough in temperature coefficient to be used as a calibration standard. Used in metrology labs to calibrate ohmmeters , resistance bridges, etc.

### What does the ‘R’ stand for on a resistor value?

The letter R means multiply by 1. Resistor values are usually shown using coloured bands, each colour represents a number as shown in the table. Most resistors have 4 bands: The first band gives the first digit. The second band gives the second digit.