I do some hobby electronics repair and have been looking for a semi-decent LCR meter with ESR measuring capability. I have been looking for a nice price Mastech MS5308 or similar. I want to be able to do some in circuit component testing.
Somehow, I just became highest bidder on an ebay Philips PM6303. Of course, I hope it is worth the US $89.88 bid + US $75 shipping with USPS Express Mail® International (The express option saves me $41 in customs declaration fee at the mail office).
Here is a 1991 brochure: http://www.teknetelectronics.com/DataSheet/PHILIPS/PHILI_630395255.pdf
The ebay description of the PM6303 RCL Meter and the PM9542 Test Adapter is as follows:
"Fluke/Philips RCL MeterModel# PM6303 in good condition, items powers up.
All items are sold as is."
One of the fuzzy pictures shows the meter turned on with the test adapter plugged in without any other connections (8 banana posts not connected to anything).
The LCD display of the meter reads 6.30 kH and shows the capacitance symbol and the inductance symbol in series. "RCL Auto" LED is lit.
I have never used such an instrument. Should I worry about the readings on the display, or are they plausible of a good meter? I will be happy for any comments regarding this.
If it works, I hope the meter will be a good companion, even though it only has 1 KHz measuring frequency.