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About Sunwa Capacitor Tester

By on July 15, 2009

Yesterday i went to Pasar Road (electronic suppliers) to buy tools and meters for students to use in today’s Basic Electronic Repair course. I bought 3 Pro’s kit digital multimeters, 3 TES 1500 Digital Capacitance meter, one Sunwa Meter, 2 Hakko 981 solder gun, 2 desoldering pump and some other tools like screw drivers and etc. As for the Capacitor Meter i would usually buy the TES 1500 model because it has proven to be very reliable. I have one unit that is still serving even after 5 to 6 years!

Since i saw a new unit of a Sunwa Digital Capacitor Meter, i decided to try it out and see how is the quality and the performance like. I have tested the range selector and found that it was quite good. I guess it have to be used it everyday to really test out the meter. For your information not all SUNWA meter are no good. I have a SUNWA analogue meter that is still workable even after 4 to 5 years! I bought a Kyoritsu analogue meter and the selector broke after one year in use. I had used a non branded capacitor tester before and the selector broke in less than 7 days!

The sales person later hand over me some of the latest Pro’skit and Nakajima Catalog and i found that there are lots of new meters produced. Here are the photos of the Sunwa Capacitor Tester and the Catalog:

sunwa capacitor tester

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14 Comments

  1. John Preher

    July 15, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    I think that capacitance meter looks nice.I use the Sunwa analogue meter myself and I think it is very nice quality, especially since it is only $16 USD, I also like the Sinometer meters for the price.Pro'sKit is nice, I use there tool kits, for the price they are really good, the hand tools are really nice quality.

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  2. Waleed

    July 16, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    I have always used the Fluke meters. right now I have the 112 on and it very good and it had it for almost 5 years. the rest of the tools I use the craftsman tools which proven to be excellent in preformance and it has a life warranty on it. so far, I am very very pleased.

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  3. admin

    July 16, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Hi John,

    Well i got to test out the meter and hope the selector will not give any problem. Have a good day!

    Jestine

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  4. admin

    July 16, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Hi Waleed,

    Thanks for the post and I'm using Greenlee Multimeter as it has lots of function and very fast in showing out the test result.

    Jestine

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  5. Arjunaidi

    July 16, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    I am surprised that our top two repairers Jestine and John have positive comments about the Sunwa (an obvious imitation of Sanwa). I have bought a used Yokogawa analog multimeter from an auction site. Having read Jestine's excellent ebook on Basic Component Testing, I am convinced that I needed a good analog meter to complement my current DMMs (a Sanwa CD772 and an E-Sun EM306B clamp).

    cheers also to Jestine and John, your websites are treasure troves of information for a newbie repairer like me.

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  6. admin

    July 19, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Arjunaidi,

    Yes you need an analogue meter to help in testing some of the components. By the way there are few types of Sunwa analog meter, just get the one that is slightly expensive which have the better quality.

    Jestine

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  7. Attila

    July 20, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    But always be very very very careful with cheap meters 😉

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  8. admin

    July 29, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Hi Attila,

    Thanks for the comment. As mentioned in the post not all cheap meters are bad. I had a Sanwa original meter that lasted only 3 years and broke down where alse my Sunwa cheap meter could last me more than 4 to 5 years! By the way Sunwa have different version. Get the one that is sightly more expensive than the others.

    Jestine

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  9. Clement

    August 5, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks Jestine, I've purchased a unit of KS7115, while dropping by KL last week and the meter performed nicely. It's a good buy for me. Hope it will last for few yrs though...

    rgds

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  10. admin

    August 5, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Hi Clement,

    I hope this meter will serve you well for many years to come!

    Jestine

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  11. gordon

    October 31, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    where can i possibly find a circuit diagram for an old kamoden analog multimeter model 72-200 that i wish to repair. there are several resistors burnt out. required for a school museum.best regards, gordon. +++

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  12. admin

    November 1, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    HI Gordon,

    Sorry no information on that type of meter.

    Jestine

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  13. Tanu budiman

    September 2, 2010 at 4:00 am

    I need Sunwa KS7115 capacitor tester how much its price.
    thank you very much.

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  14. admin

    September 2, 2010 at 5:56 am

    Hi Tanu,
    Sorry i do not sell this tester. The price was about USD27.00 and the quality of TES1500 is much better than this cap tester.

    Jestine

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