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Will measuring the resistance of a capacitor damage it?

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  1. seanspotatobusiness

    seanspotatobusiness

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    If I put a DMM across a capacitor (say 10 V rating) and measure the resistance, will the DMM increase voltage beyond the rating of the capacitor and cause damage?
     
  2. Minder

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    What kind of DMM do you have that you think will destroy a capacitor?
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  3. seanspotatobusiness

    seanspotatobusiness

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    Is that a snide way of saying no? My DMM is a Uni-T UT61E.
     
  4. Minder

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    Most DMM's do not have the energy capable of doing damage to the majority of components.
    You should have no problem using this Meter across the cap.
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  5. seanspotatobusiness

    seanspotatobusiness

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    Thanks.
     
  6. bushtech

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    What about analogue MM's. They run on higher voltages?
     
  7. Minder

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    The OP shows a simple DMM so I don't expect any voltage above 9v at high impedance.
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