Product Reviews

This page is dedicated to reviews of various pieces of test equipment from PEAK Electronics Ltd. in the UK

I will update this page as I acquire more products

Review and Teardown of a Peak Electronics ESR70 ESR Meter

This is an excellent piece of kit from Peak Electronics for finding electrolytic capacitors that are in the early stages of failing or have already failed. This is essential when troubleshooting faulty equipment, as failed capacitors can do not always show any visible signs of failure, and can still measure fine on capacitance meters. The concept of ESR is introduced in this video, which is an important parameter for correct operation of many power supplies.

The device is available from distributors worldwide, or direct from the Peak Electronics ESR70 Product Page

Review and Teardown of a Peak Electronics DCA75 Semiconductor Analyser

This item of test equipment is a handy for both identifying components and pin-outs of 2 and 3 lead semiconductor devices, but also to quickly check they are working. The device can test most semiconductor devices although there are some limitations – TRIACs and SCRs are limited to 10mA test current, and Zeners/Regulators up to around 8V. It has a graphic LCD screen for display of the schematic symbol of the device under test, but can also interface with a PC using the USB port for more advanced features such as transistor curve tracing.

The device is available from distributors worldwide, or direct from the Peak Electronics DCA75 Product Page

Review and Teardown of a Peak Electronics LCR45 LCR and Impedance Meter

The LCR45 is a well built piece of test equipment for measuring inductors, resistors and capacitors. The device component values, complex impedance, complex admittance and Magitude and Phase of impedance with reasonable accuracy and at various test frequencies depending on the component value or your needs.

The device is available from distributors worldwide, or direct from the Peak Electronics LCR45 Product Page

3 thoughts on “Product Reviews

  1. Hi,

    in one of your youtube-videos (SDGEE #022 Cambridge Audio A4 Amplifier Modifications), I could catch a glimpse of a green Peak ZEN50, which is the newest model. Would you mind, doing a review of this model, too, because your reviews are always most comprehensive and therefore very helpful!
    Maybe it is also useful to know, whether Firmware Version 1.0 is already complete, as an update is quiet annoying, when shipping it back to the manufacturer…

    Thank you very much!!!

    Best wishes,
    Tom

  2. Hi Steve,

    that would be great. Especially the way a faulty Zener-Diode is recognized by this device, respectively how the wrong zener-effect is clarified.
    Unfortunately, this is not shown in the one and only yt-video by ScullCom about the ZEN50. Thank you in advance!

    Best wishes,
    Tom

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