Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-02-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6
Share |
Default

Voltage tester


I found a Dayton voltage tester that has a function to check for "R/C Leakage" Meter goes from 115v to 550v. Have no idea on what this is.. Thanks

Jed54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 04:38 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: IL
Posts: 554
Default

Voltage tester


and your question is?

curiousB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 05:13 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6
Default

Voltage tester


OK......... what is r/c leakage?
Jed54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 05:31 PM   #4
Electrical Contractor
 
jbfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Newnan GA
Posts: 5,749
Default

Voltage tester


Pics or model #?
__________________
Yes I am a Pirate, 200 years too late. "Jimmy Buffett"
jbfan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 02:57 AM   #5
Member
 
Oso954's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern Calif.
Posts: 1,518
Default

Voltage tester


Quote:
Originally Posted by Jed54 View Post
OK......... what is r/c leakage?
An r/c circuit is a resistor/capacitor circuit. The leakage is the voltage leakage of the circuit (primarily from the capacitors).

Depending on the age of this tester, it maybe an old tube era capacitor analyzer. They were real important for fixing radios, TV's, phonographs, etc.

There is a company called Dayton Audio that may be the maker of your instrument.
Oso954 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Oso954 For This Useful Post:
PaliBob (07-03-2012)
Old 07-03-2012, 04:59 AM   #6
Tool Geek
 
PaliBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pacific Palisades CA
Posts: 2,505
Default

Voltage tester


Jed, Caution on that R/C Leakage test. Some old time tester generated very High Voltages to measure leakage.
Please include a pic and/or model info. Some of these old testers are highly valued by collectors.
__________________
Disclaimer
& Stay Safe
.....Bob Lavery
PaliBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 01:04 AM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1
Default

Voltage tester


Try using the latest tester. I'm sure you are using the old one that's why you get this 115V-550V.


_____
small volume pcb assembly


Last edited by denton82; 11-13-2012 at 01:05 PM.
denton82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need recommendation of non-contact voltage tester miamicuse Electrical 6 05-22-2012 04:33 PM
Resistor/Led and Basic Electricity Questions Khivar Electrical 19 04-16-2012 06:15 PM
Voltage Detector Affected by Snow? Arnold Ziffel Electrical 1 02-01-2012 09:56 PM
Need advice on whats the best non contact voltage tester humberguy Electrical 16 12-31-2011 02:37 AM
Odd behavior of voltage tester across switch terminals? darsunt Electrical 12 08-20-2009 08:28 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.