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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Decent stuff – 3-Digit Capacitor Capacitance Meter (200pF~20mF) Reviews

posted by zhilla on 06/20/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
I have a hobby of reccaping dead thrown away motherboards and giving away free to family and friends, or for emergencies at work.
Not to spend much, I've de-capped many dead hardware and have a decent collection. With this I can measure if those work - and about 70% do. (New can be pricey and hard to obtain!) What I've also learned, that capacitors even a little inflated top means they are WAY off and if it works it could be days before it dies. So many decent hardware revived (motherboards, graphics card, ADSL routers...)
Cons:
None at all. Seems calibrated, consistent, but I don't really care. For me, under 10% variance is OK.
Other:
I bought this guided by idea of buying a specialized measure tool, opposed to multimeter that has capacitance measurement. Probably less convenient, but I believe that specialized tool should be more reliable for the price.
Bottomline:
Hadn't yet changed the battery.

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