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Old 27th Jul 2021, 9:49 pm   #23
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Default Re: Understanding Dual Can Electrolytics

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Originally Posted by G.Castle View Post
A friend told me that they called an ESR meter a "Smugometer" because in a service and repair scenario at best they can only confirm a diagnosis.
About 15 years I was introduced to one of Bob Parker's ESR meters and used it to locate the cause of many S.M. power supply problems by testing the electrolytics in situ

Still, before that I wouldn't have thought about measuring ESR like that.
I knew what "effective series resistance" was, but only in the context of "equivalent circuits" not as a fault-finding strategy.
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