Looking for a ESR meter

Robsim

Joined Sep 6, 2016
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strantor

Joined Oct 3, 2010
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Take a look at the Extech LCR200 which gives a bit more data than the PEAKs. About the same price as the PEAK LCR + ESR in a single more in-depth instrument.
Extech LCR200 Passive Component LCR Meter | TEquipment
There is a newer model out so these excellent meters are being discounted!

Also... A good entry-level LCR meter (no ESR) is the BM4070 found under several different labels. Gets down to single-digit pF readings and up to 20MΩ. Very close to calibrated and much more expensive instruments in accuracy.
bm4070 - Bing - Shopping
Do you have the Extech meter? If so, is it slow? I had an extech DMM and it was really slow. Resistance measurements would take 10+ seconds to reach steady state. AC voltage measurements not as bad as Resistance but still unacceptable compared to other meters which are pretty much instant. On paper they seem as good as any others but I think speed isn't usually a listed parameter; something you wouldn't know until you bought it. My DMM may have been their entry level model, I don't know. I gave it away years ago. I had the same experience with other extechs I've used though. My extech digital tachometer is excellent though, I love that thing.

SamR

Joined Mar 19, 2019
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