0805 SMD Resistor,1% 123 valuesX10pcs=1230pcs,Chip Resistor Electronic Components Package, Resistor Samples kit (WHL #10)

10 Posts, and I haven’t overtaken Dave Jones in popularity yet. I’m clearly doing something wrong! Maybe I should change something…what about “let’s not complain”…for today? ;)

Really, I cannot gripe about today’s review item even though it actually is pretty far away from advertised. I have ordered a set of 0805 SMD resistors via AliExpress for the extremely high price of 3.87 Euros including shipping (that was actually back in January 2016 – stuff piles up!).

Sure, entire reels of 0805 resistors cost measly 10 Euros for 5000 pieces (1%), that’s next to nothing per unit. But I don’t need 5k resistors of one type and reels take some space. I’d very much prefer 500 pieces of ten different types…or, like here, 123 variations and just 10 of them each. If I have the need for more of a specific type, I can always order again. But who doesn’t know the pain if you need a specific resistor value and have to make it from two other resistors by paralleling up or putting them in series…

I actually don’t have much use for SMD stuff at home, but the next blog will be about why I need about 10 different SMD resistors for a specific project. And buying such a set was actually much cheaper and easier than buying small quantities of 10 values individually. I will put the rest of them to stock, as they are SMD without the reel, they won’t occupy much space.

What did I buy? 10 pieces each of the following types:


1.2Ω
1.5Ω

2.2Ω
2.4Ω
2.7Ω

3.3Ω
3.6Ω
3.9Ω
4.7Ω
5.1Ω
5.6Ω
6.8Ω
7.5Ω
8.2Ω
9.1Ω

10Ω
12Ω
15Ω
18Ω
20Ω
22Ω
24Ω
27Ω
30Ω
33Ω
39Ω
47Ω
51Ω
56Ω
68Ω
75Ω
82Ω
91Ω
100Ω

110Ω
120Ω
150Ω
180Ω
200Ω
220Ω
270Ω
300Ω
330Ω
390Ω
430Ω
470Ω
510Ω
560Ω
620Ω
680Ω
750Ω
820Ω
910Ω

1KΩ
1.2KΩ
1.5KΩ
1.6KΩ
1.8KΩ
2KΩ
2.2KΩ
2.4KΩ
2.7KΩ
3KΩ
3.3KΩ
3.6KΩ
3.9KΩ
4.7KΩ
5.1KΩ
5.6KΩ
6.8KΩ
7.5KΩ
8.2KΩ

10KΩ
11KΩ
12KΩ
15KΩ
18KΩ
20KΩ
22KΩ
24KΩ
27KΩ
30KΩ
33KΩ
39KΩ
47KΩ
51KΩ
56KΩ
62KΩ
68KΩ
82KΩ
91KΩ

100KΩ
110KΩ
120KΩ
150KΩ
180KΩ
200KΩ
220KΩ
270KΩ
300KΩ
330KΩ
390KΩ
430KΩ
470KΩ
510KΩ
560KΩ
620KΩ
750KΩ
820KΩ
910KΩ

1MΩ
1.5MΩ
2MΩ
3MΩ
3.3MΩ
4.7MΩ
5.1MΩ
6.8MΩ

10MΩ

..so that’s over 7 decades of resistance. Holy moly!

What did I get? Well..I said I wouldn’t complain. I got a mix, but a slightly different one. I couldn’t give a rat’s arse about the exact composition as long as the major E6 were in there. But I had some fun actually measuring one piece of every stripe while watching YouTube, checking the 1% spec – which was fulfilled by ALL of them, so clearly they either sold me 1% resistors or I should start playing the lottery.
I also noted down the time, and it took me a whopping 49 minutes just
* reading the label of each stripe (clearly several different handwritings, some do like 1K5, some 1.5K, all do 1K instead of 1K0)
* turning it around (they write on the paper back, not on the foil front – a decent pen would cost more, I guess)
* poking in two multimeter leads
* thinking about the expected ±1% extremal values until the multimeter settles
* get the reading
* nod affirmative
* and put it onto a pile of the same decade.

So for (spoiler alert!) 128 strips that is roughly 23 seconds a piece – I am very lucky that I did that for fun and that I’m not sitting in the Wan Hung Lo factory day in, day out, doing that for a living. Moreover, I’m writing this article in advance, and today is actually a holiday, the Assumption of Mary. This is one of the more interesting ones, as it is only a holiday in 2 of the 16 federal states of Germany, and every municipality decides individually if it is a holiday, based on the percentage of (holy moly) catholic citizens – 1704 of them do, 352 don’t.

So again, what did I get? 128 stripes, that’s 5 more than advertised. However, there are 6 duplicates (10R, 150R, 2K7, 5K1, 1M, 2M), which means there are only 122 different types. Fine by me ;)
The following ones are missing: 56R, 91R, 430R, 560R, 750R, 910R, 1K2, 3K3
The following ones are present although not advertised: 130R, 360R, 1K3, 75K, 130K, 680K, 5M6

So for short of 4 Euros…perfect. And appalling how cheap Chinese labor must be, every stripe is clearly cut and labelled by hand, which means that each of these tasks can cost a maximum of one cent :wacko:

Stay tuned for the item and project of WHL #11 – it needs SMD resistors, for sure ;)


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