Measureing Inductors "In Circuit"

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by iONic, Oct 11, 2011.

How reliable is measuring Inductors "In Circuit"

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  1. iONic

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    Just want to get a general feel for the accuracy of measuring inductors "In Circuit."
     
  2. t06afre

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    It will depend very much on what kind of device you will have in parallel with the inductor. I do think that is the best answer to your problem.
     
  3. SgtWookie

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    That's it in a nutshell.

    If there is a capacitor or other reactive component in parallel, it can throw your readings way off.
     
  4. iONic

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    O.K. Answer #4, "It Depends."
    In this case there are multiple components, not just a single component in parallel.
    It would be best to remove the inductor from the circuit. I suppose I could manage that without destroying the circuit.
     
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