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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by John Bachman, Mar 17, 2005.

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  1. John Bachman

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  2. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    It looks very interesting. But does it really turn itself off after a
    mere 10 seconds, or is that a misprint?

    Cheers,
    Bob
     
  3. Heck, I thought the 2 minute (or whatever) off delay of your ESR meter was
    often too short. :)

    Wouldn't going to an LCD display greatly extend battery life so this
    wouldn't be such an issue?

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  4. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    Howdy Sam,
    I had the same thoughts. I've downloaded the .pdf file from the
    Peak website, and it's not a misprint.
    Also the Peak meter appears to have alligator clips hard-wired to
    the meter in a Kelvin measurement configuration. Most techs I've been
    in contact with want normal probes for testing caps in circuit. Maybe
    preferences have changed over time....?

    Rgds,
    Bob
     
  5. NSM

    NSM Guest

    The poor quality of their webpage does not inspire confidence.

    N
     
  6. HeHeHe... You just have to accomodate all types. :)

    I dislike any test instrument with hard-wired probes!

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  7. sofie

    sofie Guest

    On my benches I have several brands of ESR meters....
    *CapWizard
    *Bob Parker kit
    *ESD CapAnalyser 88A
    The one that most of my techs grab first is the CapAnalyzer 88A because it
    has the "one hand" tweezer probes that handle most pc mounted radial
    electrolytics.... and because the 88A has "automatic" capacitor discharge
    and variable DC resistance testing as part of the automatically starting
    test cycle.... most testing can be done with one hand so that the other hand
    can hold the PC board etc.. When wider spacing capacitor contacts need to
    be tested then we grab the Bob Parker meter which was our very first ESR
    meter.
     
  8. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    Peak's range of intelligent test instruments has an excellent
    reputation, regardless of their website. Have you ever seen the
    "official" page for the Dick Smith ESR meter? Really amateurish! :)

    Cheers,
    Bob
     
  9. John Bachman

    John Bachman Guest

    As soon as I get back from vacation I intend to see if the tweezer
    probes that Peak offers for their other meters will also work with the
    ESR meter.

    That would seem to satisfy all comers if it works. I will let you
    know.

    John
     
  10. NSM

    NSM Guest

    The Aussie one or the John's Jukes one?

    N
     
  11. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

  12. NSM

    NSM Guest

    Well mate, that's what you get when you design with a wet wombat. Looks like
    a handyman built Queensland sleepout.

    N
     
  13. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    Yep, it's built for information, not good looks. :)

    Bob
     
  14. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    Further reading shows that it only reads up to a maximum of 10 ohms
    of ESR. Other ESR meters will read to 100 ohms or more. Many small
    caps can read over 10 ohms and still be quite OK.
     
  15. Jeresid

    Jeresid Guest

    Hi all,

    My first visit here and I'm very interested in your comments.

    I'm the designer of the Peak Atlas ESR (Model ESR60) and I am keen t
    take on board people's suggestions and/or critisisms.

    I'm also the designer of our website, what are poeple's thoughts an
    why do you feel that it does not inspire confidence? Our site "evolves
    over time as and when "free" time becomes available so I don't know i
    people still feel the same??

    Anyway, I'm really pleased to take part in these discussions. Good t
    see some familiar names like Bob Parker and John Bachmann too! Hi :)

    Cheers for now,

    Jez Siddons

    PS. Forgot to add, I guess the web page in question i
    www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/jz_esr60.htm
     
  16. Sjouke Burry

    Sjouke Burry Guest

    Dont see anything wrong there(unless the complainer wants
    popping and rotating logo's)-)-)-)
    Looks mean and clean(forgot to check out your product).
     
  17. mc

    mc Guest

    The poor quality of their webpage does not inspire confidence.
    I'm not sure what he's talking about. The Peak web page looks great, as
    does the instrument.
     
  18. Nothing wrong with that site, he must be on something!!
     
  19. Looks fine to me and works well on a basic browser without all the bells
    and whistles MS seem to insist on...
     
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