Capacitor test with multimeter ?

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Rufus Chucklebutty

Joined Mar 23, 2019
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I have a UNI-T ut58C meter and have never tested a capacitor before, which sockets should the probe leads be in to do this?

The manual only mentions a plug in attachment, I tried every combo of sockets but I'm getting nothing from any cap I test. I need to test a 15 uf generator run cap.
 

AlbertHall

Joined Jun 4, 2014
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Below is from the manual. I don't know what they mean by a "multipurpose socket". It is used only for capacitance and temperature.
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BobTPH

Joined Jun 5, 2013
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It appears the capacitance function is on the V range, selected by the the blue button. And the probe should be in the socket marked VΩHz°C

Edit: The other two sockets are only for current.

Bob
 
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