I would like to make sure I'm reading this value correctly as 22.10 ohm. I think the first color on the left is white, but the second color I am nearly certain is gold. The gold band must be the multiplier then, and I am miss-reading the first color which may actually be silver. Let me know what you think, I'd like a second opinion.

Edit: Is it possible for this resistor to be a 220 ohm 5% with a white reliability band?

Edit1: Additional info.

  • I can't physically measure this component, this is an image of an identical board I received from a supplier of the part.
  • This is on an oven control board. This resistor burnt up on my board and I would like to replace the part.


  • \$\begingroup\$ Hi, Can you give us some more context, please? (a) Is there a reason why you can't measure that actual resistor? I guess there might be, but I don't want to assume. (b) Do you know what function that resistor has, in whatever device is being shown in the photo? (c) Why are you asking about its value? Is it that you want to replace it in another identical device to the one in the photo, and your actual resistor is burned? Or something else? (d) If you are asking because the actual resistor on your device is burned, then just replacing it is unlikely to solve the real problem :-( \$\endgroup\$ – SamGibson Mar 18 '20 at 1:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ Hi! Additional info for each point. (a) Yes, the board I'm working on has burnt up that resistor. It was reduced to a blob of metal and ash. I found a supplier of the board that was nice enough to send me a picture. (b) Not 100% certain, I believe it is involved in a temperature sensing function of an oven, but don't hold me to that. (c) I'd like to try replacing it to attempt to fix the board. (d) While I agree with you there, I would still like to try. \$\endgroup\$ – Dylan Mar 18 '20 at 1:56
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    \$\begingroup\$ Thank you. That explains why the photo shows a perfect-looking resistor, yet you can't measure it. Since your actual resistor was burned so badly (meaning that it was grossly overloaded), I really believe that just replacing the resistor, even if you do determine its correct value, won't be a successful repair (as the true fault will be elsewhere). But that isn't what you were asking, so I'll stop here - I just wanted to help set realistic expectations for you. Sincere good luck with your adventure! \$\endgroup\$ – SamGibson Mar 18 '20 at 2:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ Could be something other than a resistor. Inductors and Fuses can be that color and shape and use color bands to identify values. Don't know why it would be labeled R43 though. \$\endgroup\$ – Passerby Mar 18 '20 at 2:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ Hi, since you have been able to contact a supplier to give you a picture of the resistor, could you ask for the actual resistance value? They should know, or at least should be able to measure it. \$\endgroup\$ – bracco23 Mar 18 '20 at 9:36

I'm guessing the leftmost colour is grey, but I'm wondering what the device is that would have an exotic high-precision low value resistor on an SRPB circuit board.

If you can convince yourself the leftmost colour is to be ignored for value, you have a very ordinary 220Ω 5% resistor. Wikipedia says that a fifth band is sometimes used as a temperature coefficient. Grey = 1 PPM/K. (White and silver not listed for this.) As this is in an oven, it may well have parts specified for good thermal coefficient. But a 1 PPM/K resistor is also pretty exotic. Might just possibly be a temperature range indicator -- but I know of no markings for that.

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Digikey's standard 5-band decoder says 22.1Ω 0.05%, which really isn't convincing.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Looks like a power circuit, not a precision circuit that would require 0.05%. If 5th band (leftmost) was silver it would be 10%. \$\endgroup\$ – Mattman944 Mar 18 '20 at 1:40
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    \$\begingroup\$ This is on an oven's control board. I am currently wondering if that band signifies a reliability rating and the value would be 220 ohm 5% \$\endgroup\$ – Dylan Mar 18 '20 at 1:43
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    \$\begingroup\$ Agree, it could be 220 also. Measure with an ohmmeter. If it is more than 25 that would rule out 22.1. Inconclusive if it is 24 or less. \$\endgroup\$ – Mattman944 Mar 18 '20 at 1:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ I've updated with fifth band = temperature coefficient, plausible for an oven. \$\endgroup\$ – jonathanjo Mar 18 '20 at 2:10
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    \$\begingroup\$ @jonathanjo - I agree with your updated assessment, 220 is most likely. \$\endgroup\$ – Mattman944 Mar 18 '20 at 2:48

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