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 How to test Electrolytic capacitors???

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PostSubject: How to test Electrolytic capacitors???   September 22nd 2014, 5:40 am

Hi All,
Was wondering what to use to test electrolytic cap's before they are installed.

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PostSubject: Re: How to test Electrolytic capacitors???   September 22nd 2014, 4:31 pm

The best way is to invest in a cheap Cap tester like Heathkit or such. The have somewhat high voltage and would be more reliable then just an Ohmmeter.
You could use a HV power supply to test them also.

Electrolytics do have some leakage and can be checked by the resistance method, but only at low voltage.

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