View Single Post
Old 06-18-2018, 08:48 AM   #7
Solder Sloth
eccerr0r's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
City & State: CO
My Country: USA
Line Voltage: 120VAC 60Hz
I'm a: Hobbyist Tech
Posts: 3,522
Default Re: Need capacitor meter

BTW if you just need a quick check of a small pile of caps you can use my Sencore LC53 since we're (relatively) close by. However my "probe" is pretty shitty as proven when I tried to measure the cap of my varactor diodes, reading goes everywhere when I touch it.

You could also look for a LC53 as well, they may be available cheap since it's so old. It's designed to measure down to 1pF and has a resolution of 0.1pF, though once again, the numbers are crappy especially when trying to hook up pF capacitors especially SMT - I suppose I really should have some sort of jig to test them as touching them will throw it off.
eccerr0r is offline   Reply With Quote