INDUCTOR COLOR CODE

How to read the inductor code

First find the tolerance band, it will typically be gold (5%) and sometimes silver (10%).

Starting from the other end, identify the first band - write down the number associated with that color; in this case Red is 2.

Now 'read' the next color, here it is red so write down a 7 next to the two. (you should have '27' so far.)

Now read the third or 'multiplier' band and write down that number of 10.

In this example, the 'multiplier' band is Black so we get 270 μH.

Inductor Color Code - Ex. 270μH ± 5%

If the 'multiplier' band is Gold move the decimal point one to the left.

If the 'multiplier' band is Silver move the decimal point two places to the left.

TOKEN INDUCTOR COLOR CODE
TOKEN INDUCTOR COLOR CODE (EIA Standard & Military Standard)

Inductance Tolerance Codes

Symbol B C S D F G H J K L M V N
Tolerance ±0.15nH ±0.2nH ±0.3nH ±0.5nH ±1% ±2% ±3% ±5% ±10% ±15% ±20% ±25% ±30%

Inductance Codes

nH μH SAP
1   1N0
1.2   1N2
1.5   1N5
1.8   1N8
2.2   2N2
2.7   2N7
3.3   3N3
3.9   3N9
4.7   4N7
5.6   5N6
6.8   6N8
8.2   8N2
10 0.01 10N
12 0.012 12N
15 0.015 15N
18 0.018 18N
22 0.022 22N
27 0.027 27N
33 0.033 33N
39 0.039 39N
47 0.047 47N
56 0.056 56N
68 0.068 68N
82 0.082 82N
100 0.1 R10
120 0.12 R12
nH μH SAP
150 0.15 R15
180 0.18 R18
220 0.22 R22
270 0.27 R27
330 0.33 R33
390 0.39 R39
470 0.47 R47
560 0.56 R56
680 0.68 R68
820 0.82 R82
  1 1R0
  1.2 1R2
  1.5 1R5
  1.8 1R8
  2.2 2R2
  2.7 2R7
  3.3 3R3
  3.9 3R9
  4.7 4R7
  5.6 5R6
  6.8 6R8
  8.2 8R2
  10 100
  12 120
  15 150
  18 180
nH μH SAP
  22 220
  27 270
  33 330
  39 390
  47 470
  56 560
  68 680
  82 820
  100 101
  120 121
  150 151
  180 181
  220 221
  270 271
  330 331
  390 391
  470 471
  560 561
  680 681
  820 821
  1000 102
  1200 122
  1500 152
  1800 182
  2200 222
  2700 272
nH μH SAP
  3300 332
  3900 392
  4700 472
  5600 562
  6800 682
  8200 822
  10 000 103
  12 000 123
  15 000 153
  18 000 183
  22 000 223
  27 000 273
  33 000 333
  39 000 393
  47 000 473
  56 000 563
  68 000 683
  82 000 823
  100 000 104
  120 000 124
  150 000 154
  180 000 184
  220 000 224
  270 000 274
  330 000 334