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Testing Capacitors While In Crossover possible?

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It makes sense that you'd be able to test them while they're still connected to the crossover, right? 

Or do I have to melt the solder, disconnect them, and test them in isolation? 

I mean, they're what's between the positive and negative leads of my ohm meter, right?

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You have to lift at least one leg of the caps or resistors to give an accurate reading.  Otherwise, you're reading them in circuit.

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38 minutes ago, avguytx said:

You have to lift at least one leg of the caps or resistors to give an accurate reading.  Otherwise, you're reading them in circuit.

Can't most esr meters do in circuit?  

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25 minutes ago, Pete H said:

Can't most esr meters do in circuit?  

 

Yeah, I guess I should've clarified that.  It would have to ne an ESR meter.  My Fluke won't read them so I have to settle for lifting a leg.  :D

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All I have is a multimeter. Guess I'll get out the soldering iron. 

 

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30 minutes ago, avguytx said:

My Fluke won't read them so I have to settle for lifting a leg.

 

 

I hope you have a tree or bush nearby when you have your Fluke out....

 

:huh:

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