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ESR Meter Table

By on May 9, 2012

One of the ERG members shown to me an ESR meter table that he found from the internet. It seems that the ESR value result is not totally same as the one provided by Bob Parker  in this website. Since there are so  many ESR meter in the market, you will not be surprised if the ESR ohm value they got are different. There are few factors why the ESR ohm value result is different-different design, different brand of e-caps used in testing and etc.

Do you kow that different lenght of ESR meter probes and type of probes use also could affect the result? Don't be confused on this- if you are having the Blue ESR meter you can refers to Bob Parker's ESR meter table. If you have your own home made ESR meter you can use the below ESR meter table for reference or you can just print it out, erase the ESR ohm value and write in your own ESR ohm value (base on what you have checked on good e-caps).

esr meter table



  1. beh

    May 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm


  2. Mircea

    May 11, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Thanks Jestine! Very useful table!

    • Jestine Yong

      May 11, 2012 at 3:37 am

      You are welcome!


  3. Robert

    May 15, 2012 at 4:48 pm

         I noteced on a few of your post that you refer to the ERG members.
    Can you email me what this is and how to join?
    Thnak you
    Taguatinga , Brazil

    • Jestine Yong

      May 16, 2012 at 2:20 am

      Hi Robert,

      ERG stands for Electronic Repair Guide and you can join and it is free at:


  4. Amir Mukhtar

    June 27, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Sir Jesting
    Thanks you for nice sharing

    thaks you
    Amir Mukhtar

  5. mehdi

    July 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    special thanks for your nice helping & sharing.

  6. Amir Mukhtar

    July 27, 2013 at 3:17 pm


    thanks you for Great ESR readings Information.

    God Bless you

    Amir Mukhtar AShrafi

  7. Robert McVay

    January 16, 2014 at 12:31 am

    ESR tables??.....
    Since various manufacturers vary in the electrolyte and other materials they use in the construction of their Capacitors the ESR value can vary widely for the same value and voltage of capacitor across several brands. A general table is useless.

    1)Stick to the Capacitors manufacturer's tables when
    it comes to an E-Caps' ESR value being within tolerance.

    2)ESR meters calibrated to a few test bench E-caps really aren't very accurate.

    3)There is no replacement for a good bench quality LCR meter with ESR function that can measure at the Capacitors rated voltage and at varying frequencys.

  8. Humberto N. Rdguez.

    May 19, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Good article, thanks

  9. Sylvester Senegal

    January 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Does it show good ESR or worst ESR?????

    • Jestine Yong

      January 23, 2020 at 8:27 pm

      Hi Slyvester,

      Good capacitor ESR value should not be more than the value listed.


  10. Sylvester Senegal

    January 24, 2020 at 4:27 am

    Great . Thanks


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