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LCR MeterMCM Part #: 72-8155  |  Tenma Part #: 72-8155

LCR Meter 4.3 stars from 3 reviews.
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LCR (Inductance / Capacitance / Resistance) Meter
Compact full featured meter provides inductance, capacitance and resistance (LCR) measurements. Quickly and accurately measure capacitance values up to 600µF in seven ranges, resistance to 20MΩ in six ranges and inductance to 20H in five ranges.

Product Description

  • 3 1/2 digit 1999 count display
  • Transistor HFE measurement
  • Diode test
  • Audible continuity test
  • Low battery display
  • Comes complete with standard 9V battery, test clips and owners manual

  • Dimensions: 6.77" (H) x 3.27" (W) x 1.50" (D)
  • Primary accuracy specifications listed below. For complete accuracy and specification information, see the attached manual under the SPECS tab above.

    Range Resolution Accuracy
    200Ω 0.1Ω ± (0.8% +3)
    2KΩ ± (0.8% +1)
    20KΩ 10Ω ± (0.8% +1)
    200KΩ 100Ω ± (0.8% +1)
    2MΩ 1KΩ ± (0.8% +1)
    Range Resolution Accuracy
    2.000nF 0.001nF ± (1% +5)
    20.00nF 0.01nF ± (1% +5)
    200.0nF; 0.1nF ± (1% +5)
    2.000µF 0.001µF ± (4% +5)
    20.00µF 0.01µF ± (4% +5)
    200.0µF 0.1µF ± (4% +5)
    600µF 0.001mF Reference only
    Range Resolution Accuracy
    2mH 0.001mH ± (2% +8)
    20.00mH 0.01mH ± (2% +8)
    200mH 0.1mH ± (2% +8)
    2H 0.001H ± (5% +5)
    20H 0.001H ± (5% +15)

  • Product Reviews

    • "good choice for those who don't often need to measure inductance" by GrizzledGeezer on 8/14/2014
      Overall: 4 out of 5

      I bought this unit in the middle of a Large Advent restoration. I wanted to confirm the values of the crossover inductances, and those of the replacement inductors.

      I was surprised at its apparent accuracy, especially after reading a (basically favorable) review in which the reviewer made the not-unreasonable complaint that the test frequency was too low. (The unit measures the inductor's impedance, then mathematically removes its resistance. The higher the frequency, the less effect errors in the resistance reading have.)

      I measured two precision Alpha-Core air-core inductors I'd bought for the Advent. The test leads measured 5 uH. After subtracting the test leads' inductance...

      The 0.47mH inductor measured 0.475mH.

      The 1.5mH inductor measured 1.527mH.

      These are within the spec'd accuracy on the 2mH range of 2%, +/- 8 digits. So (assuming Alpha-Core has much-better meters), that's not bad.

      We all have ohmeters, so I wish this unit had ultra-low-R capabilities. This would, of course, require premium test leads. Still...

    • "accuracy" by jnfiswot on 2/7/2012
      Overall: 4.5 out of 5

      I was concerned about the accuracy for small inductances, since it apparently measures the total impedance at 1kHz and just removes the DC resistance from this. So I measured a test coil both directly at 6kHz and with a bridge and got the same as with the meter (444 muH) to within 2% or so, with DC resistance 6.8 Ohm. But with coil resistance a factor 5 greater than the inductive impedance at 1kHz (2.8 Ohm) the meter gave more than 10% error, and at 10X the error was up to 25%, I don't know why they didn't just go to a higher frequency in the lowest inductance range.

    • "Tenma 72-8155" by king_grimloc on 6/25/2010
      Overall: 4.5 out of 5

      This is a great LCR meter. For the features and ease of use, it is well worth the money. I would have liked to have seen one more capacitance range in the pF, but other than that it is just great.

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    Package Specifications & Dimensions
    Weight:1.1 lbs.
    Warranty:365 days
    Need to Return?
    Length:8 in.
    Width:6 in.
    Height:2.25 in.
    Shipping Information
    Extra Shipping Charge:No
    Drop Ship:No
    Catalog Pages

    MCM Cat 57, Page 783

    MCM Cat 56, Page 690

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