[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: [TCML] Looking for decent LCR meter - ideas?
Hi Dave ,
I got mine off an "E" Bay store called multimeter_depot And
was very pleased and suprised by the quality and acuracy for a hand held. I
have had very good luck with these folks and have bought several meters off
them.IMHO they just sell meters and offfer qood quality stuff for reasonable
prices. Seems one can procure a fairly accurate one for around a hundred,
shipping and all.I am not affiliated with these folks in any way but as far
as I can see they give the most bang for the buck.Bargain basement cheap
inaccurate test equipment will only serve to discourage in your effort in
the electrical engineering field. It will either not last very long or
baffle and confuse one with erroneous readings. My favorite example is the
"ElCheapo" Ditial multimeter that can not stop searching for just the right
value and shortly degrades to total uselessness or looses its display the
first time it experiences any humidity or mild shock as in flubbing it and
dropping it more than a foot above a plushy carped floor.Go ahead and ask me
how I know this and I will tell all, I was a tower monkey for a Ski Tow for
13 years and went thru a lot of meters chasing out everything from shorts
open circuits On the top of a mountain in every kind of weather imaginable
hanging off icy towers and telephone poles. I put 'em all thru the torture
test and the worst investment I made was the top of the line ones like
flukes and simsions because not much will survive a fall from 30-60 feet and
bounce off solid ice 15-25 feet up in the air all the way down the side of
the hill. Although I needed the accuracy, so as by taking resistance and
voltage measurement tests I could deduct with the shortest amount of time
possible which tower or telephone pole had a problem or figure out if it was
an open or short in the cable between. Did some crazy scary shit back then
put the body and equipment to the test. So any way shop wisely,don't spend
your money on junk. I believe a handheld in the 100 dollar range, give or
take would be accurate enough for your needs and then some, should be able
to take a few bumps and bangs,and last a good long time with reasonable
care. Hope this helps ,, Just my 2 cents worth... Binny...
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2010 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TCML] Looking for decent LCR meter - ideas?
I have been very happy with this one:
(I assume you are not using it on iron core or ferrite core coils.)
From: Dave Halliday <dh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: 'Tesla Coil Mailing List' <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sat, Aug 7, 2010 2:02 am
Subject: [TCML] Looking for decent LCR meter - ideas?
Looking at a non-Tesla project that requires me to measure the inductance of
number of smallish coils so looking at purchasing a decent LCR meter.
udget is up to $200 or so.
esla mailing list
Tesla mailing list
Tesla mailing list