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Capacitor Wizard ESR in circuit meter sold by howard electronics
Capacitor Wizard An absolute must for every Technician's Bench and Field Kit
The Capacitor Wizard is an extremely fast and reliable device designed to measure ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance) on capacitors of 1uf and larger "IN CIRCUIT" eliminating the need to remove the capacitor for ac curate tests. The Capacitor Wizard finds BAD caps IN CIRCUIT or out of the circuit!!
 
Capacitor Wizard Special Price $189.95   Regular Price $229.95
Capacitor Wizard with a CapWizSavr installed for $229.00
 
Features
•Meter Range: 0 to 30 Ohms Expanded Scale
•Output Test Signal: 100 KHz Sine Wave
•Output Voltage: Only 5 mV RMS! - will NOT turn on solid state devices
•Meter input resistance: 2.5 Ohm - Resolution as low as 0.1 Ohm
•Adjustable "Capacitor Good" beeper-Beeper Resolution as low as 50 milli Ohm!
•Power: 4 AA Alkaline batteries(not included)
ESR Meter Capacitor Wizard for testing Electrolytic Capacitors In-Circuit
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Capacitor Wizard Manual
Capacitor Wizard Brochure
•Size 7" x 4" x 1.5"
•High quality gold plated probe tips with 4 foot leads
•Ohms-Zero and Beeper-Adjust controls
•UL and ULC (UL3111-1 )
•CE European Standard EN-55022 and EN-50082-1
•Capacitance range - caps below 1uF start to lose resolution, but it is still useful in repair work. There is no limit for large caps.

Order a Meter for the Capacitor Wizard  $25.00  Capacitor Wizard Meter
Order a Meter Cover for the Capacitor Wizard $10.00
Order a CapKit (Repair Kit)  for the Capacitor Wizard $15.00
Order a CapWizSavr for the Capacitor Wizard and never need the repair kit. $25.00

How to Install your CapWizSavr

Read Article in Television Magazine about the Capacitor Wizard ESR Meter

Using the Capacitor Wizard ESR Meter for the First Time

What happens if I accidentally try to test a CHARGED CAPACITOR  (Nothing with the CapWizSavr installed)

View drawing of the Capacitor Wizard ESR Meter

The Capacitor Wizard is an extremely FAST and RELIABLE device designed to measure ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance) on capacitors of 1uf and larger "IN CIRCUIT" eliminating the need to remove the capacitor for accurate tests. The Capacitor Wizard finds BAD caps IN CIRCUIT that even VERY EXPENSIVE cap checkers MISS ENTIRELY, even out of the circuit!!  (See Doug's Tech Notes.)

Why measure ESR? A capacitors physical construction dictates that most capacitor failure modes will adversely affect a capacitors ESR. When a capacitor fails ESR goes up to as high as infinity, depending upon the particular failure mode. An open cap measures infinity. Slight dielectric changes cause ESR to go up by several ohms. Standard capacitor meters cannot detect any change in ESR therefore they miss bad capacitors leading to time consuming "Tough Dog" repairs. A good percentage of your capacitor troubles are caused by an increase in ESR! The Capacitor Wizard won't be fooled!!

The Capacitor Wizards method of measurement is based on sound BASIC ELECTRONICS. It is an AC Ohm Meter with its Frequency, Waveform and Measurement Point carefully chosen to maximize its ability to measure low values of ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance) on capacitors of 1uf and up. If a capacitor opens up the Capacitor Wizard measures infinity indicating a drastically bad capacitor. If a capacitor changes value slightly the ESR goes up indicating a bad capacitor. In switching and high current applications (TV Horiz / Vert, Switching Power Supplies, Motor Start and Run Caps) the difference between 0.2 ohms ESR and 2 ohms ESR is very significant!

Many occupations can benefit from using the Capacitor Wizard: TV Repair, Printer Repair, Switching Power Supply Repair, Computer Monitor Repair, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Medical Electronics, Electric Motor Repair to name a few.

 

Typical testimonial from our satisfied customers

Hi all! 
    I've used your cap wizard for quite a few years now and have found it to be one of the most important tools that I use in repairing equipment.  I have also used the digital one with the LED's on the front made by the other company and have found it to be no comparison to yours!    It's so nice to be able to use something as accurate and reliable and one that you can trust!  That little meter has saved my butt a number of times! :-) 
thanks!!
 
Mark


The Capacitor Wizard has earned the UL Listing Mark for both
the United States and Canada!!! It conforms to UL3111-1 "Electrical
Measuring and Test Equipment". Representative samples of the Capacitor Wizard
have been evaluated by UL and meet the applicable US and Canadian
Standards Requirements.

The Capacitor Wizard also conforms to the European
Standard EN-55022 and EN-50082-1 earning the Capacitor Wizard
the "CE" mark.

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