# RLC meter by hazman9691

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```									EXPERIMENT :          1(C)

TITLE                 :      RLC Meter

OBJECTIVES :          At the end of this experiment, students should be able to

i)        Give basic knowledge about RLC meter and its funtions.

ii)       Give knowledge about the usage RLC meter and its functions.

iii)      Learn how to read the scale on RLC meter.

iv)       Measure the resistance,capacitance and inductance using digital
RLC meter.

EQUIPMENT :           i)     RLC meter

ii)       1.2 KΩ, 3.9KΩ

iii)      1nF,0.47µF,4.7µF,680µF

iv)       22µH,15mH
v)        Jumper / Crocodile Clip

PROCEDURES            :
A. Measuring Resistance
1. The unit is turned on.
2. The mode switch was setted to the “LCR” position.
3. The Fuction / Range switch was setted to the appropriate resistance range.The 2 ohm
range is selected if the value of resistance is unknown.
4. A short piece of wire was used temporarily to connect the positive and negative
measurement terminal together.
5. A small,flat-blade screwdriver was used and slowly turn “0 Adj” control to calibrate the
display for a zero error reading.The calibration short was removed.
6. The resistor leads was inserted into the component test sockets at the front of the meter.
7. The reading from the RLC meter was taken and writed on Table 1.9.
8. Procedure 6 and 7 was repeated for other resistors.
B. Measuring Ceramic Capacitance
1. The unit was turned on.
2. The mode switch was setted to the “LCR” position.
3. The Function / Range switch was setted to the appropriate capacitance range.200pF
range is selected if the value of capacitance is unknown.
4. The capacitance meter was setted to the selected capacitance range.
5. A small,flat-blade screwdriver was used and slowly turn “0 Adj” control to calibrate the
display for a zero error reading.
6. The capacitor leads was inserted into the component test sockets at the front of the
meter.The proper polarity was observed if the capacitor is the polarized type.
7. The reading was taken from the RLC meter and writed on Table 1.10.
8. Procedure 6 and 7 was repeated for other ceramic capacitors.

C. Measuring Electrolitic Capacitor
1. The unit was turned on.
2. The control unit was setted to capacitance mode.The range of nF or µF from 10 – 1000
was setted.
3. The value was measured and writed on Table 1.11.
4. Procedure 6 and 7 was repeated for other electrolitic capacitors.

D. Measuring Inductance
1. The unit was turned on.
2. The mode switch was setted to the “LCR” position.
3. The Function / Range switch was setted to the appropriate inductance range.200µH range
is selected if the value of inductance is unknown.
4. A short piece of wire was used temporarily to connect the positive and negative
measurement terminal together.
5. A small,flat-blade screwdriver was used and slowly turn “0 Adj” control to calibrate the
display for a zero error reading.The calibration short was removed.
6. The inductor leads was inserted into the component test sockets at the front of the meter.
7. The reading was taken from the RLC meter and writed on Table 1.12.
8. Procedure 3 until 7 was repeated for other inductors.
RESULTS:

1. Resistace value for Procedure A

Resistor                  Calculation Method       Measured Value

RI

R2

Table 1.9

2. Capacitance Value for Procedure B.

Capacitor                 Calculation Method       Measured Value

CI

C2

Table 1.10
3. Capacitance Value for Procedure C.

Capacitor                 Calculation Method       Measured Value

CI

C2

Table 1.13

4. Inductance Value for Procedure D.

Inductance                 Calculation Method       Measured Value

LI

L2

Table 1.12
Discussion :

Type             Analog Multimeter              Digital Multimeter         RLC Meter

Function        Measure the value of           Measure the value of      Measure the value
current,voltage and            current,voltage and              of
resistance.Can also measure        resistance.Can also       resistor,capacitor
some type of component such       measure some type of              and
as resistor,capacitor,inductor      component such as         inductor.Cannot
and many more.             resistor,capacitor,inductor be use to measure
and many more.             current and
voltage.

measured input (Digital).    display (Digital).

Accuracy            Not accurate                     Accurate.               Accurate.

Range     DC Voltage:                       Voltage:                    Resistance:
Switch    0.5V,2.5V,10V,50V,250V,1000V. 0.2,20,200 and 1000V            2Ω and 20Ω
AC Voltage:                       Current:                    Inductance:
10V,50V,250V,1000V.               0.2,2,20,200,2000mA         20H and 200H
DC current:                       and 20A                     Capacitance:
50µA,2.5mA,25mA,250mA.            Resistance:                 2pF and 200pF.
AC current: none.                 0.2,2,20,200,2000kΩ and
Resistance:                       20MΩ
20Ω,200Ω,2kΩ,20kΩ,200kΩ.          Capacitance:
2,20,200,2000nF and
20µF.

error.
Conclusion :

As for the conclusion for all 3 experiments that our group has done,we know how to use
multimeters in experiment 1 and experiment 2 that is categorize in two type,analog multimeter
and digital multimeter.Multimeter is a device that can be used to measured some component
such as resistor,capacitor,inductor and many more.Besides that,the used of multimeter including
in measuring resistance,current and voltage.In accuracy for those two type of
multimeters,analog multimeter and digital multimeter,digital multimeter is more accurate than the
analog multimeter.This was because analog multimeter use scale reading that has some errors
when we read the readings whereas digital multimeter use digital numbers that show us the
accurate readings.In experiment 3,our group was asked to used RLC meter to measure the
value three types of electrical component,resistor,capacitor and inductor.RLC meter can only be
used to measure this type of electrical component,it cannot measure the current and voltage in
a circuit.

In all the experiment,we also know that there was two type of circuit,series and parallel
circuit.In series circuit,the current is the same for all components, IT =I1=I2=I3 but the voltage at
each components is different from each other.The sum of the voltage drop is same as the
voltage source,Vs=VR1+VR2+VR3.Resistance in series circuit can be calculate by adding all
resistors value,RT=R1+R2+R3.Whereas,in parallel circuit,the current is differ from the series
circuit,the current in parallel circuit that enter a point,is same as the sum of the current
out,IT=I1+I2+I3.The sum of voltage drop is same as the voltage source,Vs=VR1+VR2+VR3.The
resistance can be calculate as 1/RT=1/R1+1/R2+1/R3.For two resistors,we can use formula
R1xR2
/R1+R2.

In the experiment,we used multimeter to measure the value of current,resistance and
voltage drop.When we measure current,the multimeter is in series with the component.For
measuring voltage drop,the multimeter is parallel with the component.

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