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you with 100% accuracy which capacitors are defective. They're just
one more test instrument which tells an experienced user with a good
knowledge of electronics about another characteristic of capacitors
which is very relevant to how well they're doing their job. ESR meter
readings have to be intelligently combined with other factors
including the physical state of the capacitor being tested.
I never cease to be amazed by how little electrical knowledge many
ESR meter users have. The DSE meter was designed specifically for
service technicians, but many of them have been bought by hobbisyts
and "amatures", a lot of whom still seem to think that ESR equates to
leakage and/or that the higher the ESR the better.
I agree with Phil's comments... he understands and appreciates
where ESR meters fit into the overall scheme of things. :)
That's my 2c worth.
On Fri, 16 Sep 2005 17:43:49 +1000, "Phil Allison"
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