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Offline Dawn

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Disparity Reading Capacity Value With Metalized Film Caps?
« on: April 06, 2014, 08:08:53 pm »
I have a trusty Sencore LC-53 that's right on the nose as well as the simpler ones inside of my Metex/Tenma Workstation and multimeters. Last evening I was sorting through some new caps that I bought and generally will give a few a check to see how close in tolerance they are especially with bargain grab bag type assortments. Ceramics, silver micas and polystyrene caps checked pretty close to their rated value on both instruments. Yet the metalized film ones read way differently. For a .1mf cap, the metex station and handheld meters read very closely at near .2mf where the LC-53 read close to .4uf. I noticed this disparity again with other mf caps. Anybody got an idea why? I'm going to dig out my old rcl bridge and see what I get with that.

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