Testing electronic components

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How to Test Capacitors

capacitor2Some multimeters have settings for capacitors, but you can also use your resistance measurement. After discharging the capacitor, hook the multimeter up to the leads in the 10K-1M range. The meter should be close to zero and then gradually move up, eking toward infinity. If the capacitor is shorted, it will stay at 0 ohms. If it is open, there will be no reading at all.