Re: Measuring Capacitance (fwd)

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Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 13:17:09 -0500
From: "Barton B. Anderson" <mopar-at-mn.uswest-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: Measuring Capacitance (fwd)


Tesla List wrote:

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> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 23:21:16 +0000
> From: "Patrick J. Gustafson" <gustafpj-at-uwec.edu>
> To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Subject: Re: Measuring Capacitance (fwd)

> Are you referring to a simple hand-held digital multi-meter?  If in fact you
> are, I have found that small multi-meters are not nearly as reliable for
> measuring capacitance of capacitors with fairly large plate areas.
> Patrick Gustafson

An LCR meter is designed specifically for capacitance/inductance/resistance
measurements unlike a digital multimeter which has "multi" measurements. Both are
hand-held. I use CSI 80kv caps rated at 0.02uF ea (have three paralleled for
0.06uF). All caps measured to their rated value with the LCR.