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Old 29th April 2009, 02:19 PM   #21
Sheldon is offline Sheldon  United States
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Originally posted by Shoog
If you have a good cap to compare it with a simple method is just to check it with a digital multimeter set to the 2meg ohms scale. The l,eaky cap will take a lot longer to rise than the good cap.
That won't always work. Or let's say that it will generate false negatives. Sometimes the cap shows no evidence of leakage at the low voltage generated by the meter.

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