# What do the numbers on surface mount resistors mean?

## What do the numbers on surface mount resistors mean?

The Three and Four Digit Systems In these systems, the first two or three digits indicate the numerical resistance value of the resistor and the last digit gives a multiplier. The number of the last digit indicates the power of ten by which to multiply the given resistor value.

**Can I replace SMD resistor with normal resistor?**

Yes. Just make sure you use the same resistor value with a power rating equal or greater than the smd part (which should be easy) and bend the leads to fit the solder pads of the smd part and solder it in place after removing the smd part.

**What are surface mount resistors used for?**

Surface mount resistors are commonly used in telecommunication, automotive, and medical equipment, as well as in personal devices, displays, and advanced technology research instruments.

### How do I know what size SMD resistor I need?

SMD Resistor Sizes The size of SMD resistors is indicated by a numerical code, such as 0603. This code contains the width and height of the package. So, the imperial code 0603 indicates a length of 0.060″ and a width of 0.030″. The SMD package code can be given in either imperial or metric units.

**How do you read SMD markings?**

The EIA SMD resistor coding scheme uses a three character code: the first 2 numbers indicate the 3 significant digits of the resistor value. The third character is a letter which indicates the multiplier.

**How do I find my SMD value?**

Standard-tolerance SMD resistors use a 3-digit code to mark the resistance value on the part. The first two numbers will indicate the significant digits, and the third will be the multiplier. ‘R’ is used to indicate the position of a decimal point.

## How do I choose a SMD resistor?

There are two kinds of Chip SMD Resistors: 1. Thin Film resistors are used in high precision applications like audio, medical, or test equipment. They have lower variation (0.1%-2%), a lower temperature coefficient (5 ppm/K), and are less noisy compared to thick film resistors.

**What is the difference between SMD resistor and normal resistor?**

An SMD resistor is a type of resistor that has been designed to be surface mounted. These SMD resistors are typically much smaller than traditional resistors, thus taking up much less space on a circuit board. The SMD part of “SMD Resistor” stands for Surface Mounted Device.

**What is the most common SMD resistor size?**

SMD resistors come in standardized sizes; usually either 0805 (0.08″ long by 0.05″ wide), 0603, or 0402. They’re great for mass circuit-board-production, or in designs where space is a precious commodity.

### How do I identify a SMD resistor?

Reading a SMD resistor code

- the first two numbers indicates the significant digits for the resistance, e.g. “22” indicates 22 ohms.
- the third number will be a multiplier that must be multiplier by the first two numbers, or will indicate how many zeros should be added to the first two numbers.

**How do you decode the resistance of a SMD resistor?**

**How do you calculate SMD resistance?**

## How many types of SMD resistors are there?

These resistors are of two types – NTC Thermistor (Negative Temperature Co-efficient type Thermistor) and PTC Thermistor (Positive Temperature (Co-efficient type Thermistor).

**How do I know what SMD components I have?**

There are two methods to indicate the resistance value on the SMD resistors’ appearance. 1. In Arabic numbers: the first two numbers indicate the absolute numbers of the resistance value, and the last number means the power of 10. For example, 103 means 10000Ω, 391 means 390Ω, 473 means 47000Ω.

**How is SMD calculated?**

One Sample For this calculation, the denominator is simply the standard deviation of the sample. The SMD is then the mean of X divided by the standard deviation.

### What is a good SMD?

SMD values of 0.2-0.5 are considered small, values of 0.5-0.8 are considered medium, and values > 0.8 are considered large. In psychopharmacology studies that compare independent groups, SMDs that are statistically significant are almost always in the small to medium range.