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Offline cleanworkbench

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Help with Electrolytic cap testing esr circuit
« on: December 14, 2017, 03:56:41 pm »
I have some electrolytics i want to test , and some 555 ic,s kicking about.
Anyone have a relativly simple circuit for a ESR tester using 555, want to use also in conjunction with a scope
Thanks
 

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Re: Help with Electrolytic cap testing esr circuit
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 05:00:27 pm »
Looks good, just got to get my head around that lot and see what i can do.
Many thanks
 

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Re: Help with Electrolytic cap testing esr circuit
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 07:16:56 pm »
I have some electrolytics i want to test , and some 555 ic,s kicking about.
Anyone have a relativly simple circuit for a ESR tester using 555, want to use also in conjunction with a scope
Thanks
Hi, I note you ask more for ESR so here is a rather neat design that should suffice. You dont need a scope. Cant get much simpler and surprisingly accurate.
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/projects/5-transistor-esr-meter-design/

Also, a nice little explanatory video that is useful.


Enjoy
 

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Re: Help with Electrolytic cap testing esr circuit
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 08:10:17 am »
Looks very interesting as well .Thanks again folks.
 


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