List of electrical and electronic measuring equipment

Below is the list of measuring instruments used in electrical and electronic work.

NamePurpose
Ammeter (Ampermeter)Measures current
Capacitance meterMeasures the capacitance of a component
Curve tracerApplies swept signals to a device and allows display of the response
Cos Phi MeterMeasures the power factor
DistortionmeterMeasures the distortion added to a circuit
Electricity meterMeasures the amount of energy dissipated
ESR meterMeasures the equivalent series resistance of capacitors
Frequency counterMeasures the frequency of the current
Leakage testerMeasures leakage across the plates of a capacitor
LCR meterMeasures the inductance, capacitance and resistance of a component
Microwave power meterMeasures power at microwave frequencies
MultimeterGeneral purpose instrument measures voltage, current and resistance (and sometimes other quantities as well)
Network analyzerMeasures network parameters
OhmmeterMeasures the resistance of a component
OscilloscopeDisplays waveform of a signal, allows measurement of frequency, timing, peak excursion, offset, …
PsophometerMeasures AF signal level and noise
Q meterMeasures Q factor of the RF circuits
Signal analyzerMeasures both the amplitude and the modulation of a RF signal
Signal generatorGenerates signals for testing purposes
Spectrum analyserDisplays frequency spectrum
Sweep generatorCreates constant-amplitude variable frequency sine waves to test frequency response
Transistor testerTests transistors
Tube testerTests vacuum tubes (triode, tetrode etc.)
WattmeterMeasures the power
VectorscopeDisplays the phase of the colors in color TV
Video signal generatorGenerates video signal for testing purposes
VoltmeterMeasures the potential difference between two points in a circuit. (Includes: DVM and VTVM)
VU meterMeasures the level of AF signals in Volume units

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