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ESR&LowOhmsMeterPage(K7204original)
K7214(MK2)(forthenewBLUEESRclick
here)

Thekitcontainsallrequiredcomponents(clickforanexplodedkit),butyouwillneedtoprovidea
9Valkalinebattery(or2to4AAAbatteries).Thefloppydiskisshownforsizecomparisononly!
SecondpictureisMark2itisthesamesizeastheoriginal.
BriefSpecifications
Measurementrange:0.01to99ohms,autoranging
Peakprobetipvoltage@fullscale:100mV
Updatespeed:4readings/second
Powersupply:Internal9Valkalinebatteryorexternal9VDC
Controls:Singlepushbuttonforpoweron/offandzero
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DesignedbyBobParkerandproducedbyDickSmithElectronicsinAustralia
K7214ESRMeterMarkIIFeatures
*Testselectrolyticsincircuit<100mVtestvoltage,&testleadsarenonpolarized
*Autorangingtocover0.0199ohms
*Singlepushbuttontoeasilycontrolallfunctions
*Testleadresistancezeroingcompensation
*Automaticpoweroffwhenreadingisunchangedfor3minutes
*Lowbatteryvoltagewarning('b'flashesonrighthanddigit)
*Big,easytoread0.5inch(13mm)LEDdisplays
*TableoftypicalgoodcapacitorESRreadingsonthefrontpanel
*Builtinselftesttoaidintroubleshootingkitassembly
*Testselectrolyticsincircuit,&testleadsarenonpolarized.
*Kitcontainsallhardwareandcomponents,exceptbatteries(prohibitedinpostalsystem).
*Note:Potentiometersarelabelledasfollows,201=200Ohms(200R),103=10KOhms(10,000R).
Tocheckifthecapacitorisshorted,simplyputtheESRprobesinparallelwithasimpleohmmeter.
TheohmmeterwillreadtheDCresistance,whiletheESRmeterreadsthehighfrequency
resistance,ifbotharesimilarthenthecapacitorisshorted!

ImportantOrderingInformationpleasereadcarefully!
Thismeter(MarkII)wasavailableasakit(orassembledforalittlemore)fromJohn'sJukesLtd.
(We'vesoldover600todate!)YoucanorderonlineforthenewMARKIII(Blueversion).
IfyouhavequestionswhichIhaven'talreadyanswered,youcansendanemailtoJohn'sJukes.
InallcorrespondencewithJohn'sJukes,especiallyaboutexistingorders,pleasetellusyour
companyname,yourlastinvoicenumberifyou'veorderedfromusbefore,andallotherrelevant
information.Wehavemanyhundredsofcustomers,andourmindreadingpowersaren'tvery
good!

Customersinclude:TheBoeingCompany(KennedySpaceCenter),CanadianGovernment,andnumerousTVrepair
shops,plusmanyTVtransmitterservicecenters.

HereareacoupleofunsolicitedaccoladesfortheESRkit:
DearJohn,Imeanttosendthissooner,buthavebeenenjoyingmynewESRmeter.
WordsarebarelyadequatetodescribethepraiseIofferonthisgrandpieceoftestequipment.
Itworksexactlyasdescribed.ThisIexpected,butthereareseveraloutstandingthingsI
noticedthatImustcommenton:TheP.C.boardisatrueworkofexcellentquality.
Thefrontpanelisgorgeous.....wellprinted,neat,silkscreened(maybe?),butnonethelessof

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superquality.Theentireitemisamasterpiece.Absolutelynomissingparts.
Workedfirsttimewithoutanyproblematall.AllofthisItrulyappreciate.Also,it
arrivedonly6daysafteryousentit,soevidentlycustomsdidn'topenit.ThankYou,
Respectfully,FredrickHowe2850NorthCountyRoad1500
Niota,Illinois62358ImustgoontotellyouthatIlostmyjobin
Februaryatage60.ThisnecessitatedgoingbackintotheTVrepairbusinesssoIknowfor
certainwhatI'llbedoingforthenext5yearsorso.IfI'dhadanitemsuchasthis25years
ago,Itwouldcertainlyhavebeenabighelp.After40yearsexperienceasanelectronictech,
thisiscertainlyoneoftheultimatetoolsofthistrade.

(March19,2003)DearJohn,TheK7204ESRmeterkitIorderedarriveddaybeforeyesterday,andIassembledityesterday.
ThisemailisjusttotellyouhowpleasedIam.Excellentqualitykit,perfectPCBquality,andallpartsthereinthebox.
Workedperfectlyfirsttime,notroubleshootingrequired.IamatelevisionbroadcastengineerforourlocalgovernmentTV
station,andmyhobbyisrestoringoldaudiotaperecorders.IhavewantedanESRmeterforyears,butlocallytheonlyunit
partsdistributorscarryistheB&K885/6atover$750.00US.Waytoomuchforahobbyist!Thanksformaking thiskit
availableintheNorthAmericanmarket.I'msendingaCcofthismessagetoBobParkertoconveymythoughtsabouthis
meterandtothankhimalso. Sincerely, GHLMiami,FL331842004 USA

Subject:Reportbyhappycustomer(Aug8,2007)
HeyJohn
Yes,thekitarrivedquicklyandinperfectshape.Iputitrighttogetherinabout5hoursanditworked
perfectlythefirsttimeIturnediton.Ireallylikeitveryaccurateaftercalibrationwiththeveryaccurate
calresistors.Iuseittoseethatmyhamantennaismakinggoodcontactthroughthejointstoeachelement
aswellasacheckonthestateofcomputerpowersupplies.YoucanmeasuretheESRofthecomputer
output
filtersbyprobingthecontactsofthebigconnectorthatplugsintothemotherboard(afterunpluggingitand
allthedrivesthatalsousepower).
It'sworthkeepingtrackoftheseESRreadingsevery6monthsorsotokeepfromhavingharddrivefailure
duetopowersupplyproblems.IalsouseittochecktheESRofZenerregulatorsandnewlychargedAA
andAAAcells.ItookaboutaweektolookatalltheESRcircuitsonthewebandcompeting
ESRMeters.Yoursstoodoutstronglyfromtherestwiththe99+90+90=279readingresolutionofthe
threeranges,thezeroing,andtheautoturnofffeature.IpreferredittotheEVBdesignoutofPortugal
because
ofitsstrongercase,largerbatteryandnoinputprotectiondiodesonthePCB(I'dratheraddthem
externally).
I'mcompletelysatisfiedwithmypurchaseandhappywithitsperformance.Thanksforfollowingup
ChuckOlsonW6PKP

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2343MainSt.,Vancouver,BC,CanadaV5T3C9
(604)8725757orfax(604)8722010

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