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    Test & Measurement

    RS Components offer an expansive range of test and measuring instruments used in electrical and electronic work. Electrical testing is a vital procedure for any product that uses electricity.

    The test and measurement equipment will reveal:

    • if any circuits or electrical equipment are being overloaded
    • locate any potential electrical shock risks and fire hazards
    • identify any defective electrical work

    Precision measuring tools are essential because if there are electric current measurement errors this can prove costly. By having confidence in each measurement, manufacturers save time and money, and improve the quality of their products.

    Types of electric current measurement units

    Measurement units can include the following:

    Energy - joule (J)

    Power - watt (W)

    Electromotive force - volt (V)

    Electric field strength - volt per metre

    Electric resistance - ohm (Ω)

    Electric conductance - siemens (S)

    Capacitance - farad (F)

    Magnetic flux - weber (Wb)

    Magnetic flux density - tesla (T)

    Inductance - henry (H)

    Magnetic field strength - ampere per metre

    Magnetomotive force - ampere (A)

    Test and measurement equipment is used in various fields to measure and analyse various components such as:

    • Electronics
    • Electrical
    • Research labs
    • Material analysis
    • Manufacturing, and particle analysis
    • Range of Test and Measurement Equipment
    • Ohmmeters - measures the resistance of a component
    • Ammeters - measures electric current
    • Capacitance meters - measures the capacitance of a component
    • EMF meters - to measure electronic and magnetic fields
    • Signal generators - generates signals for testing purposes
    • Oscilloscopes and frequency counters - used to produce signals and then measure the response of the object being tested
    • LCR meter - measures the inductance, capacitance and resistance of a component
    • Multimeter - general purpose instrument measures voltage, current and resistance
    • High voltage detectors

    Things to consider

    The types of test and measure equipment that will be needed depends on the types of materials being tested and which of their properties need to be measured. Size, durability, portability and cost are also key factors.