ESR Meter - Which One to choose?

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  1. bwilliams60

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    Nov 18, 2012
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    Hey Guys,
    Just wondering what everybody has for a preference for an ESR meter. I had the name of a company in Florida that sells a really good one but I seemed to have misplaced it. Looking forward to your answers and why you think it is a good buy.
     
  2. wayneh

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    I built my own, and it actually works! That said, there's a kit worth looking at if you're into making your own. I'll dig it up if you're interested. I can't comment on the commercial options.
     
  3. bwilliams60

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    The kit you speak of. Is it the blue meter kit? I have seen it but wasn't sure how good it was. I would be interested to see what you have.
     
  4. Hypatia's Protege

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    Instead of a dedicated ESR meter why not 'go comprehensive' and purchase an LCR indicator?

    Here's a nice 'mid-range' unit:
    https://testworld.com/used-electron...impedance-testers/keysight-agilent-hp-e4980a/

    Here's a 'cheapie' that will suffice for most avocational purposes:
    http://www.p-mastech.com/index.php?...n=com_virtuemart&Itemid=29&vmcchk=1&Itemid=29

    Edit: Please note that I chose the above linked pages solely for their images and descriptions of the instruments -- So while I can endorse the instruments, I have no knowledge of the linked vendors or site authenticity!

    Best regards
    HP:)
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2015
  5. Nykolas

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    Check out the SKU136841 at www.banggood.com. Not the best but works well enough for non-professional use. E
     
  6. alfacliff

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    I use a Sencore LC102 at work, capacitor inductor analyzer. checks ESR, Leakage, and Dialevtric absorption, as well as capacitor value and inductor tests.
     
  7. wayneh

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    See this thread.
     
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