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Rick

Jan 1, 1970
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Hi,

Just want to know if it makes a difference which way of the resistor I
solder it in? I mean.. is there a particular direction or can a resistor
be plugged in from any direction? (what is the "tol%" side attached to?
Vcc? or can it be attached in any way?) thanks


Rick
 
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Russell Miller

Jan 1, 1970
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Rick said:
Hi,

Just want to know if it makes a difference which way of the resistor I
solder it in? I mean.. is there a particular direction or can a resistor
be plugged in from any direction? (what is the "tol%" side attached to?
Vcc? or can it be attached in any way?) thanks
Resistors have no polarity - they can be put in either direction.

--Russell
 
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Chaos Master

Jan 1, 1970
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Rick([email protected]) slammed into the keyboard with a 100-lbs hammer:
Hi,

Just want to know if it makes a difference which way of the resistor I
solder it in? I mean.. is there a particular direction or can a resistor
be plugged in from any direction? (what is the "tol%" side attached to?
Vcc? or can it be attached in any way?) thanks

In any way, as resistors don't have polarity.
 
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Commander Dave

Jan 1, 1970
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If you want a board to look neater, you can make the resistors face a
certain direction (tolerance bands all the same way), but as everyone has
said electrically it does not make a difference. It's is just cosmetics and
up to you if you want to put the effort into it.

Cheers,
-Commander Dave
 
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Michael A. Terrell

Jan 1, 1970
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Commander said:
If you want a board to look neater, you can make the resistors face a
certain direction (tolerance bands all the same way), but as everyone has
said electrically it does not make a difference. It's is just cosmetics and
up to you if you want to put the effort into it.

Cheers,
-Commander Dave

There is an advantage in pointing them all towards one corner. You
can quickly check the values to compare a board to the proper layout
without mentally or physically turning the board to check the color
codes.
--
22 days!


Michael A. Terrell
Central Florida
 
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David Wood

Jan 1, 1970
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Yes, however in manufactured pcbs they are usually placed consistently
to simplify inspection. For example: all color codes readable left to
right and top to bottom.
 
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