Digital Inductance-Capacitance Meter
|Item Number: 33374 TE|
Self contained, micro-processor based, Bare bone Mini Inductance/Capacitance meter for bench use. Great for testing and selection of components.
Display: 2 X 16 Backlit LCD
Capacitance: 0.01pF -10uF
Hi Cap: 1uF-100mF
Accuracy: 0.01pF-1pF: 5%
Hi Cap: 1uF-100mF: 5%
Inductance: 0.001uH -100mH
Hi Ind: 100mH-1H
Accuracy: 0.001pF-1uH: 5%
Hi Ind: 100mH-1H: 1%
Power: 5.5X 2.1mm Coaxial Jack
USB Mini B Jack
Test: Terminal Strip with 3” Clip Leads
Includes 3ft. USB Power Cable
W: 3-1/4” H: 2” T: 1-1/8” WT: .3
|I had doubts about an L/C meter at this price being really useful, but this one is an excellent value. Easy to use and appears to be very sensitive and as accurate as I had the ability to check. Remember that when measuring air wound low inductance coils that any metal near them will affect the reading! Now I just need to get a case or mount it and I will be using it often.|
|- Arthur Roderick, GA|
||Amazing Device - Really Rocks for Low Inductance Measurement
|This is a really impressive little device. Read the specs and was impressed by the very wide range of inductance and capacitance it could handle. Capacitance resolution really is 0.01pF and inductance resolution really is 1nH as in Nano Henry.
I checked the latter by measuring the inductance of a small torroid coil with 22 turns of wire - 19.94uH -rated value was 22uH. Then I put short piece of wire through the toroid hole and measured the inductance again - 0.041uH. Theory says it should have been a factor of 22 squared lower - .041uH. Damn good!
I also checked the high capacitance range - four 22,000uF 16V capacitors in parallel measured 92mF after an 8 second pause - dead-on.
The low capacitance range does have one quirk - the capacitance must reach 0.10pF before a value is displayed. Higher values are then displayed with 0.01pF resolution.
Be aware that this is an unenclosed circuit module, just as pictured. To protect from static discharge and other workbench accidents, it should be mounted in a small plastic project box.|
|- Hal Chamberlin, TX|