# How does color coding of capacitors differ from resistors?

Jan 22, 2016

There is no* difference for the first three bands of color.

The fifth** band or dot in case of capacitors, if printed, identifies the voltage rating class and temperature coefficient characteristics.

#### Explanation:

*Except that in case of capacitors the value is in picofarad, pF whereas for resistors the value is in ohm $\Omega$.

The fourth** band (or dot for capacitors) indicates the tolerance.

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Resistors.

Capacitors.