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We Just Couldn't Resist...

Behold: a high-resolution "Field Guide to Resistors," just for you.

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From time to time, we design posters around basic electronics concepts for our beginner tutorials, and our latest addition is all about resistors. Go ahead and fill out the form, and we'll send you an email with a link to the download. Head to your nearest Kinkos or Staples, and print out this high-resolution, 24"x36" poster to spruce up your workspace. Enjoy!

 

Field Guide to Resistors

 

Did you know we have resistors with thicker leads?

Commonly used in breadboards and other prototyping applications, these resistors make excellent pull-ups, pull-downs and current limiters. These thick-lead versions of the resistors fit snugly into a breadboard with very little movement, so you should have few to no issues using them in your next project!

Resistor 330 Ohm 1/4 Watt PTH - 20 pack (Thick Leads)

Resistor 330 Ohm 1/4 Watt PTH - 20 pack (Thick Leads)

PRT-14490
$0.95
Resistor 10K Ohm 1/4 Watt PTH - 20 pack (Thick Leads)

Resistor 10K Ohm 1/4 Watt PTH - 20 pack (Thick Leads)

PRT-14491
$1.20
Resistor 1K Ohm 1/4 Watt PTH - 20 pack (Thick Leads)

Resistor 1K Ohm 1/4 Watt PTH - 20 pack (Thick Leads)

PRT-14492
$0.95
Resistor 100 Ohm 1/4 Watt PTH - 20 pack (Thick Leads)

Resistor 100 Ohm 1/4 Watt PTH - 20 pack (Thick Leads)

PRT-14493
$1.20
Resistor 1M Ohm 1/4 Watt PTH - 20 pack (Thick Leads)

Resistor 1M Ohm 1/4 Watt PTH - 20 pack (Thick Leads)

PRT-14494
$0.95 $0.50


Comments 4 comments

  • The problem I always have is figuring out which is the left side and which the right. On the posters and images it's always clear: the precision band is always separated by a larger gap from the rest of the bands. In practice, using real resistors, I see no difference whatsoever.

    I guess it's just another case of the media holding resistors to unrealistic standards of beauty. ;)

  • Missing one thing from the field resistor guide, translating the chip resistor numbers. Most know how but if this is truly going to be a field guide then it needs this; may be on the back side?

  • If you don't want to give out your e-mail, just download it from here: https://info.sparkfun.com/hubfs/Poster Downloads/Resistors/Field guide to resistors.pdf

  • I have been trying for days to get the poster email link, its not working for me.

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