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Digital Handheld Capacitance Meter

Overview
Hand held capacitance meter features 3-1/2 digit display, 0.1pF to 20,000uF in 9 ranges, zero adjustment of +/- 20pF to compensate for parasitic capacitance in test leads, and is fully protected from a charged capacitor.
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390-735
Weight: 1.32 lbs.  
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Digital Handheld Capacitance Meter

Hand held capacitance meter features 3-1/2 digit display, 0.1pF to 20,000uF in 9 ranges, zero adjustment of +/- 20pF to compensate for parasitic capacitance in test leads, and is fully protected from a charged capacitor. Ideal for checking unmarked capacitors. Includes test leads, 9V battery, spare fuse, and manual. Net weight: 3/4 lb.



Digital Handheld Capacitance Meter
  • BrandParts Express
  • Part Number390-735
  • UPC844632013256
  • Product CategoryLC / LCR Meters
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (7 Reviews)
  • Weight1.32 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Reviews

Digital Handheld Capacitance Meter
Digital Handheld Capacitance Meter is rated 4.4286 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good!Easy to use, well built, accurate. I wanted one for a long time but could not affordit. Price is OK.
Date published: 2014-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Measure is to KnowGood price. Well built and appears to have all the ranges needed. Easy to use.
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great meter for the moneyNice meter! I did a few accuracy with capacitors of a known and calibrated value and the meter was right on the money.This type of meter is essential in building high-end audio equipment, especially in circuits such as phono RIAA equalization sections or FM tuner emphasis/demphasis circuits. When you hand match resistors (with a very accurate ohm meter) and capacitors for both channels with a meter such as this, imaging and every other sonic detail you can describe improves. The same thing goes for speaker crossovers.A must have for any tech and DIY'er! the only negative is the high shipping price.Cheers,Jim, AB0EZ
Date published: 2013-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good cap testing valueHow do you know those replacement caps you bought for your tube amp, speaker crossovers or other project are within limits? Spending the time soldering them in neatly only to find your unit is worse with the new caps is a bummer. I have used this tester on about a dozen new caps and another dozen functioning used caps: readings were all within 10% of marked values which is closer than the + - 20% spec range of most new caps. Easy to read dial and display. Rechecking same caps after off/on of meter gives same readings. You will need an insulation tester to fully test old or new caps at rated voltage which can be had for about same cost as this tester.
Date published: 2012-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems accurate to me. Good Value. Ruggedly built.I measured caps from 220pf to 100 uf. All values were within the tolerance of the component. Higher value electrolytics all measured high, but I had no 5% caps over 100uf. In my experience, most high value caps are mostly over their stamped value since most are used for filtering. A good value for the money.
Date published: 2011-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product - wide range covers it all!!this meter was a life saver. The review regarding accurate values is probably due to the wide 5-20% tolerance in lower cost capacitors. This thing reads the lowest to highest values needed and saved me a whole bunch of work testing an amp that was almost surely the cap, but the meter revealed that the cap was fine. It confirmed that part and isolated my issue to a poor PCB trace.....perfect!! I got my investment back on the first use vs. sending to a tech and learned more about diagnosing electronics.
Date published: 2008-12-01

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Digital Handheld Capacitance Meter

What is the lowest cap. value this meter will measure?

Asked by: hopeagle
0.1 pf (picofarad) Is the lowest. Just remember to "zero" the test leads and keep them as still as possible when testing for low values.
Answered by: bigrich
Date published: 2012-09-17

Will this work for inductors?

can I use this for verifying size and accuracy of inductors? and will this help me when winding my own inductors/coils for crossovers? will it verify the inductor is correct as to size given.
Asked by: Strader
No. This meter is for capacitance only. For inductance, you'd want a meter such as the one linked below (which will also measure capacitance, conveniently enough).
Answered by: RussR
Date published: 2011-12-09

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