PedroDaGr8 33 Posted July 14, 2014 Share Posted July 14, 2014 Just a heads up, I usually don't link to ebay sales but this one is too good. The following seller on ebay is selling the Der EE DE-5000 for $82 shipped to the USA. This is a STEAL of a deal (about $30 cheaper than usual when you factor in the options that are included), several people have ordered and received it as described. It includes the optional SMD tweezers, optional short aligator leads and optional guard lead. For those that don't know, Der EE is the OEM for the IET Labs DE-5000. This is a true LCR meter which measures a variety of funcitons in a controlled manner. It can measure at DC/100Hz/120Hz/1kHz/10kHz/100kHz. This is a big deal (especially the 100kHz) as you get very controlled and accurate values. Many budget meters either only use a single frequency (or worse a variable frequency). The meter has true four wire measurements, for much more accurate readings. You can measure the Dissipation factor, Q, phase angle, ESR, serial or parallel capacitance, serial or parallel resistance, serial or parallel inductance. You can also automatically "bin" based on specified variances down to 0.2%, this can be very useful when you need matched parts for an applicaiton. If you need/want a real LCR (or ESR meter) and not one of those toys. This is BY FAR the best deal out there right now. The next step up in performance will cost you easily 5-10 times more. Manual with accuracy specs: http://akizukidenshi.com/download/ds/deree/DE-5000_manu_en2p.pdf Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/261527961316 zeke and bluehash 2 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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