Always DISCONNECT all power to equipment under test and DISCHARGE the capacitors before using this device! Failure to do so may damage the Capacitor Wizard™, equipment under test, and could be hazard- ous to the operator. Damage caused by attempts to use this device on powered up equipment or charged capacitors is NOT covered by the Warranty!
The Capacitor Wizard is 'THE' fast and reliable way to
find bad capacitors using ESR. Most capacitance meters read only the
capacitance value - but did you know that a change in value is not the
usual way for capacitors to fail? Instead, The Capacitor Wizard looks at
the [reference/esr.htm ESR] (Effective Series Resistance).
A bad ESR in a cap detects the vast majority of capacitor failures. If the capacitor is 1uF or larger you can test in-circuit, eliminating the time required to remove the capacitor. Amazingly, the Capacitor Wizard finds bad caps in-circuit that even very expensive capacitance meters totally miss with out-of-circuit testing!
Because Time does equal money. Your money. Standard capacitor meters don't read ESR. 'Tough-dog' repairs caused by ESR failed caps eat up your bottom line.
In-coming-component-testing, Switching power supplies, Computer Monitors, Printers, Medical Electronics, TVs. Even Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Electric Motor technicians will appreciate the Capacitance Wizard Electronic design engineers need the Capacitance Wizard to determine their what ESR to specify.
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