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15 Dec 2012

Complete-low-cost-software-programmable-ohmmeter-measures-microohms-fig-1

Moshe Gerstenhaber and Mark Champion write:

Numerous applications require the measurement of very low resistances, including but not limited to fuse integrity analysis, relay characterization, and superconductor evaluation.  There is a wide range of commercially available equipment designed for this task, but these units are prohibitively expensive and cannot be practically integrated into many applications outside the laboratory.  A common low-cost and compact method of measuring resistance is to inject a known dc current into the unknown resistor, measure the resulting voltage and calculate the resistance using Ohm’s law.  Unfortunately, for very low resistances, the current required to generate a voltage sufficiently distinguishable from the surrounding noise becomes impractically large.

Complete, low-cost, software programmable ohmmeter measures micro-ohms - [Link]

28 Mar 2011

iloveelectronic.blogspot.com writes:

The ESR Meter is basically an AC Ohmmeter with special scales and protective circuitry. It provides a continuous reading of series resistance in electrolytic capacitors. It operates at 100 kHz to keep the capacitive reactance factor near zero. The remaining series resistance is due to the electrolyte between the capacitor plates and indicates the state of dryness. Capacitor termination problems also show up plainly due to the continuous ohmic reading.

AC Ohmmeter – ESR Meter – [Link]



 
 
 

 

 

 

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