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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by JURB6006, Jan 7, 2005.

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  1. JURB6006

    JURB6006 Guest


    The place I been at for over a decade is slowed down. I decided to take another
    job, have talked to the owner and am going there next week.

    Yes I'm staying, but I'll also work there. I have most of my tool deficiencies
    fixed, except for one. I need a good ESR meter, and I need it fast.

    I need a good ESR meter.

    I'd like to hear the best ideas, really do need one, I built one out of a
    scope at the old place, but that is theirs.

    What's my best bet here ?

  2. Franc Zabkar

    Franc Zabkar Guest

    I wouldn't go past Bob Parker's ESR meter (DSE kit # K7214):

    Cost is AU$72 plus freight.

    - Franc Zabkar
  3. NSM

    NSM Guest

    | On 07 Jan 2005 05:06:48 GMT, (JURB6006) put finger to
    | keyboard and composed:
    | >I need a good ESR meter.
    | >What's my best bet here ?
    | >
    | >JURB
    | I wouldn't go past Bob Parker's ESR meter (DSE kit # K7214):
    | Cost is AU$72 plus freight.

    Or from John's Jukes in Vancouver BC IIRC.

    K-7214 (MK2) ESR kit(s)... $64.95 US (in stock!)

  4. Guest

    I would also chime in with praise for the Bob Parker meter. I just
    built one last month that I ordered from John's Jukes and have very
    positive things to say about them too. Very fast delivery and excellent
    BTW I felt the solder included with the meter was substandard and too
    large (.030"). I already mentioned this to Bob. I used .020" silver
    bearing and made shinier joints and had a much easier time with the
    small components.
    I also used to use a function generator I had built with a O scope to
    check caps. Bob's meter is much easier and faster to use. I used to
    waste a lot of time hunting for that proto board that I built the
    generator on. Plus you can check low value resistors with Bob's meter.
  5. Bob Shuman

    Bob Shuman Guest

    I just purchased this kit from John Juke's myself and just began to build it
    last night. Got all the diodes and resistors soldered into place, but ran
    out of time so will need to get back to putting in caps and transistors when
    I get some free time. Price was US $64.95 (they are in Canada) plus $10
    shipping. They shipped out a day after I placed the order and I had it
    (Chicago area) within a week.

    Can't comment on how it works just yet, but have heard nothing but good
    about this ESR II (Bob Parker) design.

  6. I purchased the Cap Wizard several years ago and it has served us well. It also
    works great for measuring low ohm resistors and checking suspect circuit traces
    for continuity.

    Available from Howard Electronics for $159 minus a 5 percent discount.

    Alan Harriman
  7. Franc Zabkar

    Franc Zabkar Guest

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