Electronics Testers for Every Application
Electronics testers work by creating and sending specific signals to the device in test, and recording the response. This allows the user to identify any problems and troubleshoot their cause.
Basic, Must-Have Electronics Testers
The most commonly used testers include ammeters for measuring current, ohmmeters for measuring resistance and voltmeters for measuring volts. These versatile devices can be used in a variety of applications. But if you choose a multimeter (also known as a combo tester) instead, you can use one testing device to replace all three.
Phone testers, including modular line analyzers, are used in telecommunications applications. Power supply testers are designed to provide varying levels of electric energy to test electronic circuits.
Electronics technicians also commonly use oscilloscopes to monitor signal changes over time. This tester provides data used to verify time-varying signals, such as AC voltage.
Specialized Electronics Testers
Anyone who does hands-on work in the technology industry has basic electronics testing equipment in their toolkit. But depending on the industry, a variety of specialized testing tools may also be necessary.
Light meters, Geiger counters, transistor and diode testers, LCR meters and automotive and temperature sensors are some of the most common tools used in a variety of industries. CO2 analyzers, relay testers, valve testers and specialty lab equipment testing tools are also important in their respective industries.
Some of the more complex electronics testers require specialty software, and if the machine is large, stands or carts for ease of use.
How to Select and Purchase Electronic Testing Equipment
When shopping for electronics testers, it’s important to select the equipment that best suits your needs. For example, will you be using your tester on the bench, or do you need it to be portable?
If the device uses batteries for power, how long is the battery life? Good-quality testers will be sensitive enough to provide the measurement capacity you need.
You can purchase testers online from various outlets, including overseas discount or wholesale electronics parts sources. However, it is impossible to determine the origin of equipment purchased from off-brand suppliers. Testing equipment represents an investment in your business or hobby, and these important tools should provide years of reliable service.
Before investing in any electronic components, ensure you purchase from an established distributor that represents brands you trust.
Kimball Electronics distributes hundreds of meters, testing equipment and tools. You can purchase simply and safely through our e-commerce website as well as our stores in Boise, Idaho, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Browse our site today, or contact us to order all your electronic testers and meters.