ESR Meter Recommendations

Noel Chiappa jnc at
Wed Sep 30 06:48:54 CDT 2015

    From: Eugene (W2HX)

    > to model this using ideal components, we show a resistor in parallel to
    > the capacitor ... This modeled parallel resistor represents the leakage
    > current.
    > ...
    > because it is not ideal, some power is dissipated. This dissipated
    > power is represented by a series resistance. Because an idealized
    > circuit with a cap and a resistor in series will not pass DC current,
    > this circuit must be tested at AC.

So I'm slightly confused; you talk about the model being a parallel resistor
(which I get), but then switch to a series resistor. Why the switch?


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