[sdiy] Jig for measuring resistor values?

Pete Hartman pete.hartman at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 00:59:35 CEST 2020

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There's a "knife blade contacts" pair at the bottom, (CLP) 889676.  (I
can't seem to get it to let me go directly to the item, they may be out of

If twas me I'd get a couple of these and build a jig.  Inexpensive
autoranging LCR meter clipped to the contacts, mounted on some small chunk
of wood, and I think you'd be set.

Unfortunately searching "knife blade contacts" almost universally gets
nothing but knife switches, rather than more of the contacts.


On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 5:53 PM KA4HJH <ka4hjh at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sep 9, 2020, at 6:33 PM, Ben Stuyts <ben at stuyts.nl> wrote:
> Hi Terry,
> Through-hole I assume?
> Natch. I never learned the 1% color code back when I could just glance at
> a 1/4W resistor and now I'm buying kits full of tiny 1% resistors that I
> can't see anyway. The ohmmeter approach is best for me because I have to
> constantly move my glasses or even switch between two pairs just to handle
> the PC board, solder, read the next instruction, etc. If I had a laptop it
> would help with some of this but I don't.
> Some of the LCR meters have really handy fixtures / clips / tweezers,
> perhaps they are available separately.
> I'd love to have a little cradle that I could just drop them into one at a
> time. Semi-permanently connected to a second DVM. That's the fastest
> approach I can think of. If something like that exists I'll pay money for
> it.
> Terry Bowman, KA4HJH
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