by praveen @ circuitstoday.com:
This article is about a simple auto ranging ohmmeter using arduino. The measured resistance is displayed using a 16×2 LCD display. The circuit is sufficiently accurate and uses minimum number of external components possible. Before going into the details of this project, lets have a look at the basic resistance measurement method.
OhmMeter using Arduino – with Auto Ranging Feature – [Link]
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]
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]