[time-nuts] huntron tracker advice & troubleshooting without schematic advise

Robert Atkinson robert8rpi at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Nov 26 17:13:21 EST 2008


Hi Patrick,
The Tracker is great but needs experience and skill to use. One of the best investments you can make is an in-circuit capacitor ESR (equivilent series resistance) meter. Many faults on modern equipment are due to faulty elecrolytic capacitors. in many instances these will test OK for capacitance value but have a high impedance. An ESR mater will tell you the impedance, not the capacitance of the capacitor. This is very important in high speed circuits and switch mode power supplies. 
 
Robert G8RPI.

--- On Wed, 26/11/08, Patrick <optomatic at rogers.com> wrote:

From: Patrick <optomatic at rogers.com>
Subject: [time-nuts] huntron tracker advice & troubleshooting without schematic advise
To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement" <time-nuts at febo.com>
Date: Wednesday, 26 November, 2008, 12:39 AM

Hi Everyone

I have consistently had success repairing laboratory instruments(my
small business) when I have a schematic and I have consistently failed
without one, lots of opportunities are slipping threw my fingers.

I want to invest in tools that will help me troubleshoot without a
schematic. I was thinking about getting a Huntron tracker. Has anyone
had any experience with one? Could you feedback?

Are there other tools that have helped you fix circuit boards without a
schematic?

Thanks in advance-Patrick


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