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Offline JenniferG

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Honeytek A6013L Capacitance Meter
« on: February 24, 2017, 04:16:40 pm »
I did a search and didn't come up with any results here, which was actually surprising.

I have this Honeytek A6013L Capacitance Meter and wondering how good it is?  Its the only capacitance meter I have.  Will it serve all my needs?  Here is a photo I took of it.



I have a bunch of tiny little ceramic disc caps, varying in capacity, as small as pF in size..  I am wondering if I can just use a meter to find the value I need or do I need to put that little thing under a microscope and read the tiny number and then cross reference that number to some list (which I need to find).

I apologize for my newbie question(s).
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Re: Honeytek A6013L Capacitance Meter
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 06:42:06 pm »
this won't be good for low value capacitors. ( and I don't know for current values too...)
you need a budget around $100 and get a deree de5000 meter that will check capacitors,
but also resistors and inductors and ESR down to the milli-ohm.
http://kripton2035.free.fr/LCR%20meters/lcr-deree5000-cl.html

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Re: Honeytek A6013L Capacitance Meter
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2017, 10:38:40 pm »
I'm sorry to hear your google is broken :)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0036FQ3FW/?tag=mh0b-20&hvadid=7011185820&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_1wqnjvozn6_e


Since you already have the meter, and some capacitors, why don't you introduce them to each other and see what you get for readings? 
   If three 100  Ohm resistors are connected in parallel, and in series with a 200 Ohm resistor, how many resistors do you have? 
 

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Re: Honeytek A6013L Capacitance Meter
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2017, 12:09:34 am »
I'm pretty sure this meter won't achieve a 0.1 pF accuracy...or even 0.5% !
a 0.1pF resolution eventually .

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Re: Honeytek A6013L Capacitance Meter
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 12:59:31 am »
I'm sorry to hear your google is broken :)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0036FQ3FW/?tag=mh0b-20&hvadid=7011185820&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_1wqnjvozn6_e


Since you already have the meter, and some capacitors, why don't you introduce them to each other and see what you get for readings?

I said I did a search "here" not on google.  And I have already introduced the meter to capacitors, and was happy with the results with the larger electrolytic caps.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2017, 01:04:20 am by JenniferG »
Test Equip:  Instek 8251a w/ Probemaster 8028S, Commercial Electric MAD830B, Tektronix 2225
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Re: Honeytek A6013L Capacitance Meter
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017, 01:02:31 am »
this won't be good for low value capacitors. ( and I don't know for current values too...)
you need a budget around $100 and get a deree de5000 meter that will check capacitors,
but also resistors and inductors and ESR down to the milli-ohm.
http://kripton2035.free.fr/LCR%20meters/lcr-deree5000-cl.html

Thanks, I've been watching videos now on this LCR and have been "googling" about it.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2017, 01:04:46 am by JenniferG »
Test Equip:  Instek 8251a w/ Probemaster 8028S, Commercial Electric MAD830B, Tektronix 2225
Power Supplies: HP 6236B, GPD-3303S (w/o overshoot problem)
Soldering Station:  Hakko 926, Backup: Velleman VTSS5
 

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Re: Honeytek A6013L Capacitance Meter
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2017, 10:59:21 pm »
Everyone's needs are different in electronics so it helps if you quantify your questions by looking at the components you will be using and compare other meters specifications to see what they can do as a comparison.  This and looking up data sheets is all part of the game ;).

On specifications, hopefully the Honeytek has a manual, any test equipment worthwhile will have listed the specifications, which include things like the resolution, accuracy and counts/digits and other operating conditions. You can determine from there if test equipment is suitable for your application. There are eevblog videos on this and plenty of worthwhile reading.

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