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ESR Meters and Measurement Techniques
« on: May 02, 2010, 09:00:21 pm »
Dave,

I would love to see a blog on ESR meters and measurement techniques.  For example a review and tear down of your ESR meter, a K-7214 kit MK2 kit I believe.  A comparison of the Atlas ESR 60, http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/jz_esr60.html, and the Ana Tek Blue, http://www.anatekcorp.com/blueesr.htm, would be great!  Also, it would again be great if you could touch on how to measure ESR with a function generator and oscilloscope.

Thanks,
Matt Snyder
 

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Re: ESR Meters and Measurement Techniques
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010, 09:06:50 pm »
I own and use a blue esr meter. Very useful piece of kit.
I used to own a Peak esr meter, but wasn't overly keen on it.
here is a link to measure esr.
www.fullnet.com/~tomg/esrscope.htm
 

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Re: ESR Meters and Measurement Techniques
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2010, 09:58:11 pm »
Switcher,

Thanks for the reply and link!

Can you please expand on what you like and do not like about each meter?

Thanks,
Matt
 

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Re: ESR Meters and Measurement Techniques
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 11:18:54 am »
The blue esr meter is based on the Bob Parker unit. It works very well with repeatable, reliable, results. The Peak meter seemed to consider every cap I measured had a low esr.
The Peak esr meter's construction is somewhat flimsy. The blue esr meter is a physically larger unit and is of more robust construction.
 


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