Using multimeter to test a capacitor

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Old 09-02-15, 10:24 AM
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Using multimeter to test a capacitor

Have used a multimeter to do this before just cannot figure out how to do it with this one.

Don't laugh now! Have a Centec 11 function millimeter from Harbor freight. $49.95 model.

It has the function symbols and ranges on the dial for to test Capacitance. It has a 2 prong plug in in the same grouping as the Ranges. It has a strange 2 prong test lead that only plugs into that plugin. The test lead has 1 wire that has a drop of solider on the end of it.

The directions were written by a moron or chinaman who had never used the millimeter. So they are no help.

I have tried many combinations of the 2 prong test lead with the other test leads and get no readings at all when testing a known good Capacitor

How about some good ole American advice. Thanks in advance
 
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Old 09-02-15, 10:47 AM
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That meter will only read capacitance up to 20mf.
The capacitor to be checked gets plugged into the two slots on the front of the meter. It would appear the leads are not active for capacitance measurements.

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