Testing Capacitor-How to test a capacitor when breakdown under load.

Written by Jestine Yong

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This proved thatrepparttar bad capacitor breakdown when under full operating voltage. Then, how do i confirm that this filter capacitor is faulty? By using an analog insulation tester. When i connectrepparttar 151002 faulty cap torepparttar 151003 meter and pressrepparttar 151004 go button-it showed a very low resistance and this isrepparttar 151005 proved of short circuit betweenrepparttar 151006 plate when voltage applied! There is nothing to do with bad electrolyte. A good capacitor will just showed a charge and discharge inrepparttar 151007 insulation meter just like you are checking a capacitor using analog multimeter. Inrepparttar 151008 market there is quite a number of ranges that you can buy. It hasrepparttar 151009 range of 50v, 100v, 250v, 500v, 1000v and even 5000v! If you want to test a capacitor of 100 microfarad 160v then you have to select 100v. If you select 250v, it will blow your capacitor that is under test.

If you haverepparttar 151010 SENCORE TEST EQUIPMENT such asrepparttar 151011 sencore lc meter LC102 OR LC103, these meters haverepparttar 151012 capabilities of checking any type of capacitors with four test; -testing for capacitor values -checking for leakage -equivalent series resistance (ESR) and -Dielectric absorption It can check aluminum electrolytic capacitor, film capacitor, ceramic, high voltage capacitor and etc.

Conclusion-Different capacitor manufacturer produced different type of quality of a capacitor. Perhapsrepparttar 151013 bad capacitor that i encountered are fromrepparttar 151014 lowest grade one. A capacitor failure when under load is very rare. Using ESR capacitor meter alone can solve most ofrepparttar 151015 electrolytic capacitor problem.

Jestine Yong is a electronic repairer and a writer. For more electronic repair information please visit his website at http://www.noahtec.com/electronic-repair-articles.htm

Introducing Your Family to Solar Energy

Written by Jim Fritz

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One ofrepparttar unfortunate effects ofrepparttar 151001 convenience ofrepparttar 151002 energy grid is that people remain largely unaware of aspects of energy production andrepparttar 151003 need for its proper management. When we plug into a wall and get instant energy, it’s easy to forget that that energy is finite and inhibited by circumstances.

The effect of holding a small solar electric system in your hands takes some ofrepparttar 151004 mystery out of energy and power. Energy is no longer something “made” at a distant generating station or power plant. The effect is, well, empowering. It’s similar torepparttar 151005 way that personal fitness and some styles of alternative health give you a measure of control over your own health. Build onrepparttar 151006 knowledge you get from a small solar electric system, learn about generating your own energy and you will have increased authority over your household power, a vital area of your life.

Purchasing a small solar electric system like those found in solar toys or other gadgets can be a simple and efficient way to introduce both you and your family to solar energy. This knowledge just may come in handy inrepparttar 151007 coming years, as solar energy and other kinds of renewable energy systems become a bigger part of grid generation and more popular asrepparttar 151008 publicly owned “power plants.”

Jim Fritz has been researching the benefits of solar energy for several years and is a contributing writer for http://www.thesolarguide.com/ - a site that offers information about solar energy, solar panels, information about the costs of solar energy and much more.

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