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Old 16th April 2011, 09:05 PM   #1
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Default Sprague TO-6 capacitor tester

I have never heard of a sprague capacitor tester until I found one at a garage sale in mint condition from 1964 works perfectly has a green eye that tells you the value of the cap goes from 1 volt to 600v goes from 0 pf to 2000 uf, I got to tell ya I like it better than my sencore lc53, anyone else ever had a sprague cap tester?
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Old 17th April 2011, 05:24 AM   #2
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Sounds like a good thing, and the "magic eye" is always cool. I have several accurate capacitor testers on multimeters that I own, and a decent dedicated tester by Tenma. However, the #1 instrument that I use is an ESR (equivalent series resistance) tester by Independence Electronics.
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Old 17th April 2011, 02:40 PM   #3
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Default Very nice

This one is esr as well, I was just amazed that in 1964 this tester that i bought is more useful than my sencore lc53 and I got it for twenty bucks lol, although it sells for more than a c note on ebay and is not perfect like this one, I will keep my eye out for the independance one see if I can find it always looking for test equipment, my wife thinks I am crazy, she always asks why do you need all this crap lol. I love hearing that
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Old 17th April 2011, 02:49 PM   #4
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Default This the one

TEEVEE SUPPLY - CAPACITOR WIZARD


Interesting does not look like much but does so much.

VERY COOL
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Old 17th April 2011, 03:02 PM   #5
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Default Here is the sprague

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I love it
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Old 17th April 2011, 09:47 PM   #6
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The Capacitor Wizard is the one I own. It's wonderful. So far I've used it to isolate tens of thousands of dying or dead capacitors. It's small and easy to use, and has needle probes. Because it is effectively a low-ohms ohmmeter that uses a tiny ultrasonic signal as the test signal, I also use it to check out tonearm wiring.
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Old 18th April 2011, 03:53 AM   #7
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I ordered one lol thanks
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