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Handheld LCR meter

2 May 2012 Test & Measurement

The LCR-916/915 from GW Instek is a fully functional, dual-display handheld LCR meter. The test frequency extends as high as 100 kHz/10 kHz, providing the flexibility to test a wide range of component.

The instrument uses a dual 20 000/2000 count display; the 20 000 count one is used for displaying primary parameters such as capacitance, inductance, reactance and resistance, while the other is for secondary parameters such as Q, D, ESR and RP measurements. Secondary measurements can also be combined with the primary measurement while the latter is still being taken.

The LCR-915/916 provides two- and five-wire measurements, and comes with a host of standard or optional accessories to assist in testing a number of different component types. The meters also include handy functions such as data hold, tolerance sorting, zero mode and min/max (LCR-916 only). The meters’ USB interface can be used to log data to a PC and provide the 5 V needed to power the instruments.



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