All measuring instruments and devices
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New here? Explore the basics of testing and measuring
Testing PCBs is necessary in order to analyze circuit conditions, as well as for testing and maintenance purposes. Generally, measuring the current flowing through a PCB is done for two reasons: the first is to simply see how much of it there is, and the second, to make the decision whether to turn off the peripheral load in order to conserve power or return to the normal limits.
Measuring PCB current without breaking the circuit can be a challenge. It may be simple to clip a clamp around the conductor, but when dealing with multi-layer PCBs, this is not always practical or even possible. Not to mention that PCBs are much more complicated to repair today than they were just a few years ago. This is why it is so important to use the right instrument.
Instruments used to measure electric current
Many different instruments can be used to measure electric current, depending on the type of PCB, what specific parts you want to test, and what condition the PCB is in. Below, you will find a comprehensive list of these instruments.
Multimeters, oscilloscopes and LCR meters are thought to be the most versatile tools on this list. Multimeters measure 3 basic electrical characteristics: voltage, current and resistance, and are mostly used for batteries and power supplies. Oscilloscopes constantly observe varying voltage signals, and they are used then translated into waves that can be analyzed to obtain information on properties such as frequency, amplitude, time interval, and more. Specific types of circuits may require more sophisticated tools. LCR meters measure the inductance, capacitance and resistance of electronic components. If you’re unsure what kind of measuring instrument you need, get in touch and we will be glad to advise you and help you take the next step in your innovation.