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Re: 1% resistors

"Jon Wagner" <jondrums@hotmail.com> wrote:
> By the way, if you're having trouble finding 1% resistors, you can sort
> through a bunch of 2% or even 5% and 10% resistors with an ohm meter to 
> one within 1%.  1% just means that its garunteed to fall within 1% of the
> stated resistance.

You'd be very lucky to find a resistor rated at 5% tolerance that has
a value within 1%.  Generally a 5% resistor is guaranteed to be within
5% of the rated value AND outside of 2% of the rated value.

Most of theones withing 2% would have been screened, marked and sold
as 2% resistors.  Likewise for the 1%.