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First Batch of LCR-Reader Replaces Smart Tweezers ST5L Model

// June 30th, 2013 // No Comments » // LCR-Reader, News

The first batch of the new LCR-Reader, the lightest and cheapest model in the Smart Tweezers LCR-meter line, has been manufactured, and begun to replace the ST5L model of Smart Tweezers. Now that the LCR-Reader has begun production, the ST5L model production has stopped in June 2013.

First shown to the public last April, the new LCR-Reader is very simliar to Smart Tweezers in use and function. The most obvious upgrades made to the device are the new high-contrast LED display, as opposed to the previous model with LCD screens. The weight is only 1 oz., half of previous Smart Tweezer models. A one-button navigation makes switching between modes such as Automatic, Inductance, Resistance, Capacitance, and ESR as easy as a push of a button. The device features a high basic accuracy of 1%, the test frequency is automatically selected depending on the type of component, and all measurmeents are done with 0.5 Vrms test signal amplitude.

Features on LCR-Reader;

-Automatic LCR and ESR measurment
-Basic accuracy of 1%
-Best Range Selection
-Li-Ion battery and USB connector
-1 oz. (30 grams) weight

Some features available on previous models, but not on LCR-Reader;
-semi-automatic offset subtraction
-component sorting
-diode and continuity testing
-open circuit test