Blue ESR/Low Ohms Meter
short video or
full demonstration video.
The latest and best Bob Parker design and successor to
the famous Dick Smith ESR/Low Ohms Meter.
This handy and affordable meter measures
series resistance (ESR) in the
circuit. ESR is a very important characteristic of capacitors
greater than 1 ufd. This meter makes measurements which
are often impossible to check with capacitance meters.
See the electrolytic cap
ESR problem for more information on ESR. Also great for measuring very low values
Supplied in kit form with all components, hardware, PCB,
case, or fully assembled,
tested and aligned, the unit has on board automatic problem sensing that will
detect assembly errors.
Distributors of Blue ESR Meter.
Also see the
Tester for FBT/LOPTs and Hi-Q inductors.
ESR/Low Ohms Kit
(battery not included)
See exactly what you receive in
Fully assembled, tested and aligned
Quality test leads with banana jacks
and alligator clips included. You can add the optional
croc clips and/or probes or use your own.
Easy-access battery compartment.
Shown with optional Blue Stand.
The easiest assembly ever. All components
are on the solder masked pc board.
On-board diagnostics to detect assembly
MkII firmware, Bob's latest.
Best battery lifetime, circuits function
down to battery voltage of 5.5 volts
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Measurement range: 0.01 to 99 ohms, auto-ranging
Peak voltage across capacitor under test @ full scale:
Update speed: 4 readings/second
Power supply: 9 volt battery (not included)
Controls: Single push button for power on/off
Dimensions: 5.75x3.5x1 inches (147x86x24mm)
Tests electrolytics in circuit, test leads
Test lead resistance compensation
Automatic power off when reading is unchanged for 3
Low battery voltage warning
Easy-to-read, high brightness 0.5 inch (13mm) piercing
blue LED display
Chart of good capacitor ESRs on the front panel
Manual and User
View a great
informational page created by a satisfied customer or a
facebook page created by our Egypt distributor.
From our customers:
"I appreciate the great
service, the kit went together extremely well. I am very impressed
with the quality of the PC board and how well the meter works".
"Thank you very much for the Blue ESR and Blue RT kits.
They worked out very well and I can honestly highly recommend
your kits. I am very impressed with the quality of your kits
and the detail that you provided to make the assembly absolutely
painless." - George
"I'll tell you why I DO feel lucky, and that's having
purchased from someone who still understands the meaning of
customer service! That goes a long way in my book (well, if
I had a book)." - Tod
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to the left shows the contents of the kit you will receive:
- All Electronic parts
- solder masked pc board
- test leads with 4mm shrouded plugs installed
- alignment and test resistors
- We will email you a copy of the assembly manual
and troubleshooting guide but you can also download
- Solder iron with small tip (40 - 60 watts is ideal)
- Rosin core solder
- needle nose pliers
- wire stripper
- wire cutters - small diagonal cutter is ideal
- #1 phillips screwdriver
Assembly time will be 1 1/2 to 2 hours with average soldering
See what others have to say.
Parrot™ Clip Invention
was awarded the Gold Medal
at the World Faire of Inventions - Brussels 1991.
The advantages of the
Parrot Clip are an outcome of the Invention's
Novelty - the METAL TIP.
Metal tip is directly connected to the
lead providing low resistance for both measuring
1) Hands-on, direct
double metal connection
The Parrot clip provides
major advantages toward the other test
probes and clips (alligator clip, one hook clip, two
hooks clip etc).
- Accessibility in narrow places (0,5mm - 4mm)
- Low point contact resistance (3mohm - 5mohm)
- Low connection resistance (3mohm - 5 mohm)
- High insulation (300V - 1000 V) IEC1010 CAT III
- High current (5A - 25 A)
- Reliable mechanical connection (metal tip + hook)
- Reliable connection at high temperature (90°C - 160°C)
independent reviews of the Blue ESR/Low Ohms Meter.
Spot, Capacitor Lab and
See some great repair videos on
Dave's TV Repair page.
Having trouble with your Blue? See our
discussion forum for tips and hints.
Our Malaysian distributor has published an excellent
tutorial on how to get the most from your ESR meter.