Keeping High resistors high

Alex [Temple Boatanchors] temple.boatanchors at MIWWW.COM
Mon Aug 28 13:15:36 EDT 2006

Thanks for the clarification Chuck.

BTW, in case you're curiuos, here's a scan of the first page of the 
magazine article in Popular Electronics November 1969.


At 12:18 PM 8/28/2006, you wrote:
>At 06:52 AM 8/28/2006, you wrote:
>>Last night I was going again through the circuit and comparing it 
>>to mine, and noticed that strangely the sequence of the colors (if 
>>they are according to the resistor codes) does not agree with the 
>>sequence of the decade.
>>For example if they indeed chose those colors according to the 
>>resistor codes, then in this case the higher resistor value 1x10^11 
>>is identified by red (2) which is the lowest (2). Then the next 
>>resistor in the decade which would be 1x10^10 is indicated by 
>>yellow (4), and the last one 1x10^9 is orange (3). If I where to 
>>reason the use of such codes, without having the benefit of a known 
>>reference, I would deduct that the correct color code reference 
>>would be red, orange, and yellow, being 2, 3, and 4. Not 2, 4, and 
>>3 which seems a bit awkward. Wouldn't you agree? Please feel free 
>>to correct me there.
>>BTW, just out of curiosity, I was looking at some websites with DC 
>>radiation monitor data, and I now believe the components you sent 
>>me came from a V-710 model 5, am I correct?
>Yes, the parts came from a V-170 model 5,  and the colored dot 
>information came from page 16 of the manual for that unit.  The dots 
>don't make sense according to any standardized system that I know of.
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