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Old 16th September 2002, 09:32 PM   #1
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Default Testing capacitors in circuit.

I am wondering if there is a technique for testing circuit board mounted electrolytic capacitors in (or out of circuit if nessecary) using a multimeter?

I may have a bad cap. somewhere on my board and the thought of de-soldering all of them is less than appealing.

Thanks for any information.


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Old 22nd September 2002, 12:14 PM   #2
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Hi,

I use a ESR meter when I troubleshoot tv sets it's just fantastic costs about $150 search the web with google <esr meter> http://members.ozemail.com.au/~bobpar/esrmeter.htm
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