# 10k Ohm resistor Color code with 3 4 5 and 6 bands

10k Ohm resistor is frequently used in electrical circuits. To design a practical circuit that contains 10000-ohm resistors, then the easiest option is to choose 10k ohm carbon film resistors. Because they have bulk availability in the market with the cheapest prices. But, the problem with carbon resistors is that most of the students don’t know how to read the color code of these resistors. In this tutorial post, we’re going to learn the color code of 10k ohm resistor to calculate its resistance by observing the color bands on it. This helps us to identify the resistor.

Before this, you need to know the codes for each color. Here is the Carbon resistor color code chart.

## 3 Bands 10k Ohm resistor Color code

For three bands 10k ohm resistor, the first two digits are 1 and 0 and the multiplier is 1000. Then the color code of 3 bands 10k ohm resistor is 103M with the bands of colors Brown, Black and Orange. M refers to 20% tolerance as there is no fourth band. You can find the codes for every color here: Carbon resistor color code chart.

Thus, the color code, 103M = $\small \color{Red}10000 \Omega \pm 20$%

## 4 Bands 10k resistor color code

If there is a fourth band with 5% tolerance, the color of tolerance band will be Golden which has the code “J“. The other three bands will be similar to those of a three-band 10k ohm resistor. So, the color code for 4 bands 10k ohm resistor will be 103J with colors Brown, Black, Orange and Golden.

Thus, the color code, 103J = $\small \color{Red}10000 \Omega \pm 5$%

## Color coding of 10k ohm resistor with 5 bands

For five bands 10k resistor, the first three digits are 1, 0 and 0 and the multiplier is 100. If the tolerance is 5% then the fifth band will be of golden color. Then the color code for 5 band 10k resistor will be as 1002J and the colors of the bands are Brown, Black, Black, Red and Golden.

Thus, the color code, 1002J = $\small \color{Red}10000 \Omega \pm 5$%

## 10k Ohm resistor color code with six bands

The sixth band implies the temperature coefficient. If it is 25 then the sixth band will have yellow color which is coded as 4. Other bands will remain the same as those for a five-band 10000 ohm resistor. Thus, the color code for 6 bands 10k resistor is 1002J4 with colors Brown, Black, Black, Red, Green and Yellow.

Thus, the color code, 1002J4 = $\small \color{Red}10000 \Omega \pm 20$% with temperature coefficient of 25.

This is all from this tutorial post on how to identify 10k ohm resistor by reading its color coding. Hope you understand the thing. If you still have any confusion on this topic, you can ask me in the comment section.

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