[sdiy] buying component tester

Jimmy Moore jamoore84 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 18:59:37 CEST 2021


Must be something in the water, because I've been looking into this as
well.  I agree that starting off with something more affordable is the
right way to go, but this thread has some useful information if you're
looking to spend a little more:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/what-lcr-meter-should-i-get/





On Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 10:46 AM MTG <grant at musictechnologiesgroup.com>
wrote:

> I agree that they are useful for repairs.  I bought the deluxe version @
> $24.75 LOL:
>
> https://www.circuitspecialists.com/universal-component-tester-csi-tc1.html
>
> Keep in mind that it's another thing you will need to recharge using a
> micro-USB adapter. Honestly I think I have two dozen things I need to
> charge every few months just to keep them alive.
>
> GB
>
> On 4/29/2021 8:39 AM, Steve Lenham wrote:
> > I think a lot of these are based on the same original AVR-based design,
> > which was released open-source and subsequently copied to death in the
> > Far East. On the positive side, lots of enhancements have been added to
> > both the hardware and firmware over the years and there is a lot of
> > information readily available.
> >
> > There are some very long discussions on sites such as EEVblog about it,
> > e.g:
> >
> >
> https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/$20-lcr-esr-transistor-checker-project/3325/
> >
> >
> > I bought a kit off eBay for one of the common variants (referred to as
> > "2578AY-AT"). It was very cheap and has been very useful. Using advice
> > from that forum discussion, I replaced a handful of the standard
> > components with close-tolerance parts to increase the overall accuracy a
> > bit, though I have never actually made any attempt to assess how
> > accurate it is.
> >
> > Would I use it if I was building life-support equipment? No.
> > Would I use it for almost anything else? Yes. for the price, it is a
> > no-brainer. Start there and see whether you need anything more - chances
> > are that you don't.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Steve L.
> > Benden Sound Technology
> >
> >
> > On 29/04/2021 16:11, S Ridley via Synth-diy wrote:
> >> Jean
> >>
> >> If you're not sure what you need, you might want to consider one of
> >> these:
> >>
> >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Br3L1B80ow
> >> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Br3L1B80ow>
> >>
> >> I don't know if it's accurate enough for you, but it's very cheap and
> >> it'll help you decide what you really need.
> >>
> >> Steve
> >>
> >
> >>
> >> On Thu, 29 Apr 2021 at 15:25, Jean Bender via Synth-diy
> >> <synth-diy at synth-diy.org <mailto:synth-diy at synth-diy.org>> wrote:
> >>
> >>     Hi !
> >>     I'm More and more thinking buying a decent component tester.
> >>
> >>     Is There something ok which could Give me an accurate result with
> >>     resistor, condensators and transistors ? Or should i only look at
> >>     transistors and condensators ?
> >>     Also, by "decent" i mean something around 150e max. If it exists.
> >>     Thanks for any tips !
> >>     Best
> >>     J.
> >
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