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Offline smile

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We need ESR specific meter review
« on: February 11, 2013, 05:43:07 pm »
Hello, can I suggest that Dave made ESR specific meter review.

Like the ESR 70 Plus, ESR Micro v4.0s, the blue ESR meter, and any others like Mastech 5308, PEAKTECH 2170 aka Extech 380193. The russian meter vs. the ESR 70 Plus is what I would like to see in side by side test. The Russian meter is 2x less than ESR 70 Plus and has better range :

0.02…65535uf vs. 1... 22000uf for ESR 70
ESR range 0…200 ohms. vs. 0...40.0 ohms for ESR 70

Test should include various cap conditions like shorted, high esr etc. In circuit measurements and out of circuit too.
The obvious quality component assessment teardown by Dave is a must !

Thanks.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2013, 04:31:46 am by smile »
 

Offline robrenz

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Re: We need ESR specific meter review
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 06:03:52 pm »
Don't forget the IET DE-5000 and the Agilent U1733C

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Re: We need ESR specific meter review
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 01:24:50 am »
I like the idea of such a review.
 

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Re: We need ESR specific meter review
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 03:23:22 am »
+1  :-+
 

Offline Lightages

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Re: We need ESR specific meter review
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 03:58:32 am »
Better to put this request in the suggestions topic where the rest of them all are?
 

Offline casinada

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Re: We need ESR specific meter review
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2013, 06:38:42 am »
You have to compare Apples with Apples. LCR meters and ESR meters have different purposes even though some might overlap.
 

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Re: We need ESR specific meter review
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 04:14:01 pm »
You have to compare Apples with Apples. LCR meters and ESR meters have different purposes even though some might overlap.

I agree but since some LCR meters have ESR mode, there is still a need for such comparison. Another aspect is price, the mastech costs the same as Atlas ESR 70, but comes with kelvin clips, and nice tweezers, where the Atlas ESR 70 is made in England all surface mount components etc. No hand soldering there. So I'mm still loking forward for such review and comparison.

Because now it is not clear is the "made in china is working now fine" will it work after someone drops it from the table etc. Dave is very good at this :D
« Last Edit: February 12, 2013, 04:15:48 pm by smile »
 

Offline Martin.M

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Re: We need ESR specific meter review
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 05:49:06 pm »
 :)



Philips,

1 - 3 - 10 - 30 - 100 - 300 Ohms (end of scaling)
Test voltage: AC, max 1mV
oscillator frequency: 10kHz
Tubes: 5
4-wires-technology

greetings
Martin
 

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Re: We need ESR specific meter review
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 06:05:18 pm »
I like the idea too ;)

Offline Martin.M

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Re: We need ESR specific meter review
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 06:53:57 pm »
not a joke  :)

The home of the nice oldie was the Capacitors manufacturing VALVO / Philips.
I am happy to have saved the life of that rare instrument, it is a custom, made for the own use in the factorys of Philips, ser. no = 74.
Intern it works with a tube LC Oscillator and a frequency selective Amplifier, on a fine stabilized power supply.
It can test C`s without removing them from the board bec. the test signal is not one mV.

greetings
Martin

« Last Edit: February 14, 2013, 06:58:48 pm by Martin.M »
 

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Re: We need ESR specific meter review
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2013, 04:05:04 am »
Just to let you know russians have their own smart tweezers for half the price
http://rlc-esr.ru/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61&Itemid=57

Also it seems the scope feature works better in this one.









Recharges with USB, Lithium battery inside
« Last Edit: February 15, 2013, 04:29:18 am by smile »
 


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