# Need help finding out the Watt Value of a resistor

Dear Technichians Fellows,

I need help figuring out the WATT value of a resistor.
It's 15mm (1.5cm) long, baby blue in color.
Looks like a 1 WATT but I have had 3 WATT ones in the same size, therefore I really dont want to take chances guessing.
I have the picture of the resistor if you guys need to take a look at it.

I got the OHM VALUE figured out, all I need is to find out if this resistor is 1W 3W or 5W.

Thanks a million!

Best,
KW
5 responses
 02-29-2004 11:45pmDale manufactered those color resistors, (metel film?) but I'm talking over 10 years ago when I work last as an QA Engineer and delt with all those military grade components in the avionics industry. Any other markings, and give us the diameter, that is inportant too. 03-01-2004 2:10amHook it up to a variable DC supply. Turn up the supply slowly until the resistor goes up in smoke. Use Ohms law (P=(VxV)/R) to get the power rating. Of course, that assumes you have one to burn :>) 03-01-2004 3:34pmDoes the resistor have the color codes on it? If so, just remember "Bad boys rape young girls but violet gives willingly". I learned that in junior high electronics class. It stands for Black=1, brown=2, red=3, yellow=4, green=5, blue=6, violet=7, gray=8, white=9. Now, if I could only remember the rest of the decoding. Any help out there? 03-01-2004 5:00pmImin2u here are the color codes for the mutiplier, tolerance and failure rates for carbon (RC, RCR) type resistors. Note some inductors use the same color bands but are identified by a double wide silver band in the first postion.http://www.pmel.org/HandBook/HBpage26.htmRegards,Rich 03-03-2004 11:17pmIt came out to be a 1 WATT metal film from a technican's mouth...