- on Test & Measurement
- Published in issue 6/2013 on page 64
LCR Meter Shootout
(dot Labs section)
A recent coffee chat I had with a few colleagues at Elektor HQ resulted in me putting three LCR Meters with a completely different background through a quick hands-on test. The Hameg meter (HM8118 , courtesy of Rohde & Schwarz Netherlands ) is a professional instrument with a price tag of $2,000+. The vintage meter from the Retronics dept. is a General Radio Company (GRC) type 1650-A Impedance Bridge manufactured in 1960, costing a whopping $1,000 back then . And finally, the Elektor 500 ppm LCR Meter , which should set you back less than $400 in parts.