ESR Meter Recommendations

Dave G4UGM dave.g4ugm at
Tue Sep 29 16:48:21 CDT 2015

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Ken
> Seefried
> Sent: 29 September 2015 22:24
> To: cctalk at
> Subject: ESR Meter Recommendations
> I'm going to be working on my 11/730s power supply, so I'm in the market for
> an ESR meter.  I've seen some (older) recommendations for the AnaTek
> 'Blue' and various 'Dick Smith' derivatives.  However, eBay is flooded with
> knockoff Mega328 based ESR/Transistor/SCR/etc. testers all looking like:

The software is open source and as there is no single supplier "knock off" isn't perhaps appropriate..

> Capacitor/dp/B00NKY3M1W/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1443561246&sr=8-
> 16&keywords=esr+meter
> Anyone had any experience with one of these devices?

I have one. I havn't used it for checking ESR but it works at a low voltage so it may not be effective on big caps. On the other hand this

retails for nearer $130 and when I checked it also measures at 3v. Lots more comments here:-$20-lcr-esr-transistor-checker-project/

> KJ


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