2013-09-24 17:51:19 - Siborg Systems Inc. has fined tuned the newest model of handheld LCR-meter, finally offering the lighter, smaller LCR-Reader for sale
Siborg Systems Inc., in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, has finally released the new model of Smart Tweezers, the LCR-Reader, to the public after fine tuning the device.
The newest member of the Smart Tweezers line of handheld, digital LCR-meters, the LCR-Reader offers customers the same ease-of-use and functionality found on Smart Tweezers, but with a new design, lighter weight and lower manufacturing cost.
The LCR-Reader sleek new design features a high contrast LCD screen, 1 oz. weight (half of the previous Smart Tweezers models) and a basic accuracy of 1%. Many of the new models that were tested were showing a variable basic accuracy within the 1% accuracy goal. This accuracy issue was overcome by calibrating each device using the Calibration Fixture.
very happy with the new device." says the Director of Research and Development at Siborg Systems Inc., Michael Obrecht, "Customer satisfaction is our main priority. Therefore we took additional measures to ensure high measurement accuracy of the LCR-Reader before we start mass production of the model. Basic accuracy of 1% was our target and we eventually have been able to achieve it."
With just a touch of the tweezers, the LCR-Reader measures automatically for the main impedance component, Inductance, Resistance or Capacitance, as well as the parasitic impedance component. The measurement modes are easily changed using the one button for navigation, switching between Automatic, to Inductance, Resistance, Capacitance and ESR modes. The test signal amplitude is 0.5 Vrms, and the test frequency is selected automatically.
The photo shows the new device in action, exhibiting a measurement of an Inductor (the L on the screen) in Automatic Mode. The display shows a 10kHz test frequency, Rs indictates parasitic series resistance, and 104.8 uH indicates the value of the component. A small battery icon in the bottom corner shows the device's remaining power.
Charged via micro-USB, the Li-Ion battery powers the small device. Feauters include; automatic LCR and ESR measurements, 1% basic accuracy (the same accuracy found on the ST-2 model), and automatic selection of the best test range. Unfortuantely, some features found on Smart Tweezers, such as; component sorting, automatic offset subtraction and open circuit, continuity and diode testing were not included on the LCR-Reader
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