Siborg has begun offering a new device for multimeters: the SMD Multimeter Test Tweezers.
This device plugs into a multimeter and allows users to test SMDs using tweezer-like probes instead of the long wire leads. Measuring SMD components can be difficult to measure with long wire leads that require both hands to operate, especially those that are very small or on crowded PCBs; SMD Multimeter Test Tweezers are a good solution to this problem. Just by connecting the SMD Multimeter Test Tweezers to the multimeter, the tweezers act as the probes. To measure a component, squeeze the tweezers gently on the component and review the measurement values on the multimeter. The black and red arms help determine the polarity of the components, with black representing cathode (-) and red for anode (+).
The SMD Multimeter Test Tweezers are able to measure components to a 0402 size (metric code 1005). This device is best for work that does not require high accuracy due to the parasitics. For Inductance, the device shows an inaccuracy of 1 mH, and for capacitance an offset of 30 pF. The wires also offset the device by 0.3 Ohms.
|Size||168mm x 30mm|
|Color||Black and Red|
|Advantages:||Low-cost alternative to tweezer-type LCR-meters||Fits most multimeters||Tips reach components to a 0402 size (metric|
|Parasitics:||Wires have a parasitic resistance of 0.3 Ohms||Inductance offset: 1 mH||Parasitic Capacitance: 30 pF|