5-BAND
RESISTOR VALUES
1% & 2%
(including 0.5%, 0.25%, 0.1% 0.05%,)

Surface Mount identification

 . Brown Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Violet Grey White Black Brown Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Violet Grey White Black Brown Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Violet Grey White Black Brown Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Violet Grey White Gold Silver Brown Red Green Blue Violet Grey

5-band resistors are easy to read if you remember two simple points. The first three bands provide the digits in the answer and the 4th band supplies the number of zero's.

Reading "STANDARD VALUES" (on 5-band resistors)
5-band resistors are also made in "Standard Values" but will have different colours - and will be confusing if you are just starting out. For instance, a 47k 5% resistor with 4-bands will be: yellow-purple-orange-gold. For a 47k 1% resistor the colours will be yellow-purple-black-red-brown. The brown colour-band represents 1%.
The first two colour-bands for a STANDARD VALUE in 1% or 5% will be the SAME. These two bands provide the digits in the answer.
It's the 3rd band for a 5% resistor that is expanded into two bands in a 1% resistor. But it's easy to follow.
For a standard value, the 3rd band in a 1% resistor is BLACK. This represents a ZERO in the answer. (For 5-band resistors BLACK represents a ZERO when in the third band. This is different to 4-band resistors where black represents the word OHMS! If the third band is BROWN, the answer will be 1).
So the 4th band has to represent one-less ZERO and is one colour UP THE COLOUR CHART!  In other words the 3rd and 4th bands (combined) on a 1% resistor produces the same number of zero's as the 3rd band on a 5% resistor!

Resistors come in a range of values and the two most common are the E12 and E24 series. The E12 series comes in twelve values for each decade. The E24 series comes in twenty four values per decade.

E12 series - 10, 12, 15, 18, 22, 27, 33, 39, 47, 56, 68, 82

E24 series - 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 43, 47, 51, 56, 62, 68, 75, 82, 91

Here is the complete list of 1%  1/4watt resistors from:
CIRCUIT SPECIALISTS. The following list covers 10 ohms (10R) to 1M.
To buy 1% resistors from Circuit Specialists, click: HERE.

 10R 12R1 15R 18R2 22R1 27R4 30R1 33R2 36R5 39R2 47R5 49R9 51R1 56R2 68R1 75R 82R5 90R9 100R 121R 150R 182R 200R 221R 240R 249R 274R 301R 332R 348R 392R 402R 475R 499R 565R 604R 681R 750R 806R 825R 909R 1k0 1k21 1k5 1k82 2k 2k21 2k2 2k43 2k49 2k67 2k74 3k01 3k32 3k48 3k57 3k74 3k83 3k92 4k02 4k22 4k64 4k75 4k7 4k87 4k99 5k11 5k23 5k36 5k49 5k62 5k76 5k9 6k04 6k19 6k81 7k15 7k5 7k87 71k5 8k06 8k25 8k45 8k66 8k87 9k09 9k31 9k53 9k76 10k 11k 12k 12k1 12k4 13k 14k7 15k 15k8 16k9 17k4 17k8 18k2 20k 22k1 22k6 23k7 24k9 27k4 29k4 30k1 33k2 34k8 36k5 38k3 39k2 40k2 44k2 46k4 47k 47k5 49k9 51k1 53k6 56k2 61k9 68k1 69k8 75k0 82k5 90k 90k9 95k3 100k 121k 147k 150k 182k 200k 212k 221k 226k 249k 274k 301k 332k 357k 392k 475k 487k 499k 562k 604k 1M

Here is the list of 1% resistors from other suppliers (such as Farnell):

 1R0 1R2 1R5 2R2 2R7 3R3 3R9 4R7 5R6 6R2 6R8 7R5 8R2 9R1 10R 11R 12R 13R 15R 16R 18R 20R 22R 24R 27R 30R 33R 36R 39R 43R 47R 51R 56R 62R 68R 75R 82R 91R 100R 110R 120R 130R 150R 160R 180R 200R 220R 240R 270R 300R 330R 360R 390R 430R 470R 510R 560R 620R 680R 750R 820R 910R 1k 1k1 1k2 1k3 1k5 1k6 1k8 2k0 2k2 2k4 2k7 3k 3k3 3k6 3k9 4k3 4k7 5k1 5k6 6k2 6k8 7k5 8k2 9k1 10k 11k 12k 13k 15k 16k 18k 20k 22k 24k 27k 30k 33k 36k 39k 43k 47k 51k 56k 62k 68k 75k 82k 91k 100k 110k 120k 130k 150k 160k 180k 200k 220k 240k 270k 300k 330k 360k 390k 430k 470k 510k 560k 620k 680k 750k 820k 910k 1M