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Is It Enough To Have Good Meters?

By on August 22, 2009

Of course the more meters you have the better or faster to locate a problem. Now besides meters, having the right schematic diagram and understanding how each section in an equipment work is equally important. Even though you have the best meter in the world but you do not know where to locate the fault or how to find out the problematic section, you will still not be able to solve the problem. For example, if section A problem was cause by section B and your concentration only on section A then you will not find out the problem because the real fault is in section B.

Besides having good meters, you must also know how to accurately test electronic components, perform voltage and scope testing, read schematic and block diagrams, understand how IC’s works (CPU, EEPROM, TTL, Oscillator, Amplifier IC and etc) in order to check the input and output signal, understand the characteristic of each components (to find out which components could breakdown under load)and many more. Once you know the information above, you will have a great advantage of solving lots of electronics problem.

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4 Comments

  1. beh

    August 23, 2009 at 1:48 am

    HELLO JESTINE
    recently i found a new l c r meter that automaticaly change the range
    and give you after few second what is the value of cap or coil or your resistor under test
    and also give you the answer after putting your component under test
    under 120-1khz this means under load and then give you the answer
    l:2mh-1000h c:2000pf-10mf r:20ohmto 10mohm
    works with 9 volt battry and also ac/dc
    the name is ESCORT LCR METER made of taiwan
    as you said to have such meter is not enough but such equipment
    is a graet help for repair and save time and energy a lot
    if more info is requierd i am at service of all
    beh

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  2. admin

    August 23, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Hi Beh,

    I have that meter too (but manually have to change the setting) and yes it is a great meter to find out the component's fault.

    Jestine

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  3. Arjunaidi

    August 24, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Too bad you cannot buy new from Escort, which has been bought by Agilent. The new LCR meters are now rebadged as Agilent products, with Agilent's high price.

    http://pcdandf.com/cms/magazine/160/4824

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  4. admin

    August 24, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Hi Arjunaidi,

    Thanks for the info!

    Jestine

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