You will receive:
Assembly time will be 1 1/2 to 2 hours with average soldering skill. See what others have to say.
Measurement range: 0.01 to 99 ohms, auto-ranging
Peak voltage across capacitor under test @ full scale: 100mV
Update speed: 4 readings/second
Power supply: 9 volt battery (not included)
Controls: Single push button for power on/off and zero
Dimensions: 5.75x3.5x1 inches (147x86x24mm)
ESR / Low Ohms meter fully assembled (battery included)
The Blue ESR/Low Ohms Meter - Out of Stock until mid Feb 2014
The latest and best Bob Parker design and successor to the famous Dick Smith ESR/Low Ohms Meter.
This handy and affordable meter measures capacitor equivalent 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 of resistance.
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.
Visit our Distributors of Blue ESR Meter.
Also see the companion Blue Ring Tester for FBT/LOPTs and Hi-Q inductors.
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.
The easiest assembly ever. All components are on the solder masked pc board.
On-board diagnostics to detect assembly errors
MkII firmware, Bob's latest.
Best battery lifetime, circuits function down to battery voltage of 5.5 volts
Tests electrolytics in circuit, test leads are non-polarized
Test lead resistance compensation
Automatic power off when reading is unchanged for 3 minutes
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
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". - Peter
"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
The Metal tip is directly connected to the lead providing low resistance for both measuring methods:
1) Hands-on, direct pointing and
2) Hands-free, double metal connection
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.