Archive for September, 2010

Measuring Small Inductances with Digital Multimeter Smart Tweezers

// September 3rd, 2010 // No Comments » // Smart Tweezers Tricks and Tips

Smart Tweezers are capable of measuring inductances as small as 1 micro Henry with accuracy of about 5%. However, it should be kept in mind that Automatic mode is not suitable for this type of measurements and gives results roughly 10% lower than actual values.  Setting the Test Frequency to 10 KHz resolves the problem. Another thing has to be noted: inductive components are designed for a use at specific frequency and this frequency is shown in the component data sheet. Very often this frequency is much higher than that used by Digital Multimeter Smart Tweezers and therefore values measured at 0.1, 1 and 10 KHz may significantly differ from the nominal value of the component.

Rechargeable Smart Tweezers Battery is not Charging

// September 2nd, 2010 // No Comments » // Smart Tweezers Maintenance

Do not over-discharge the Rechargeable Smart Tweezers batteries, if the voltage goes below 3.5 Volts they will not charge and should be replaced.