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  • Decent and cheap LCR meter

    Hi,
    I need a decent LCR meter to measure the capacitance and inductance of some pickups.
    What do you think about the UNI-T UT603?
    https://www.uni-trend.com/html/produ...603/UT603.html

    Would it be enough? Or do i have to look for something better?

    PS:
    forgive me for my bad english, my mother tongue is italian


  • #2

    reviews generally state its off on its low range L readings, I found something similar on the cheapie "parts tester" unit I bought
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Br3L1B80ow

    EEVBlog may have included this model in a review but I believe Dave preferred the Extech 380193, which is much more expensive.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEA5MfllPdg

    I ended up buying a pair of old BK Precision 878B off Ebay, one functional and one dead for about $100. The dead one had been SMD part swapped a bit; once they die they are very hard to fix... It wasn't the easy sacrificial SMD fuse people typically blow by hooking up a charged cap, oh well. Good luck!

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    • #3
      Finally found the specs: https://www.uni-trend.com/uploadfile...ish-Manual.pdf

      L accuracy above 2H is not great. But I would really miss the possibility to read Q or AC resistance with inductance. Very helpful for detecting shorted turns.

      We discussed LCR meters here:
      https://music-electronics-forum.com/...ing-gear/49200

      I wouldn't buy it if it's more than 40€.
      - Own Opinions Only -

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      • #4
        IMO, the DE-5000 is the best deal by a mile right now.

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        • #5
          Thank you for your advices!
          I was also thinking that the DE-5000 it's a better investment, i will take that then!

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