LCR-Reader-MPA is a multipurpose LCR-Reader with a 0.1% basic accuracy, 100 kHz test frequency and a vast selection of test modes including an oscilloscope mode and more.

LCR-Reader won bronze placement in Plant Engineering's Product of the Year 2020, in the Maintenance Tools and Equipment Category. Winner's were decided by subscribers and announced in April 2021. MPA went up against products from Fluke Corp., Exair and Des-Case Corp.

LCR-Reader-MPA with Bluetooth connection, remote recording and automatic component pass/fail


Bluetooth Data Acquisition Tool

Along with the companion LCR-MPA-BT Data Logger Program allows uses to set custom measurement profiles for specific components - automatically passing and failing components that do not meet the set values in the profiles


LCR-Reader LCR-Meter

Budget model in the Smart Tweezers®® line; with less features and NIST Traceable Calibration Certificate.

LCR-Reader Pro version with extra accessories.

Smart Tweezers®®

Smart Tweezers®® LCR-Meter

Powerful LCR- and ESR-meter with 0.2% basic accuracy and variable settings. Comes with wall charger, spare ergonomic probes, and NIST Traceable Calibration Certificate

Smart Tweezers®® ST5S-BT2 with Bluetooth

Smart Tweezers®® with Bluetooth

Smart Tweezers® ST5S-BT2 is able to record measurement data and receive settings over a Bluetooth connection. Works with PC and dedicated iOS and Android apps.

Model Comparison

A basic comparison chart of LCR-Reader, LCR-Reader-MPA and Smart Tweezers® is below. A more detailed version is available in PDF below also.

LCR-Reader Model Comparisons PDF

Feature ST-5S LCR-Reader LCR-Reader-MPA
Basic Accuracy 0.2% 0.5% 0.1%
Automatic L, C, R and ESR measurements Yes Yes Yes
Manual L, C, R and ESR measurements Yes Yes Yes
Designated ESR measurements Yes Yes Yes
Variable Tolerances 1, 5, 10, 20% tolerances N/A 1, 5, 10, 20% tolerances
Continuity and Diode testing Yes No Yes
Parasitic offset subtraction Yes No Yes
Li-Ion battery with micro-USB Yes Yes Yes
Display OLED OLED Backlit LCD
Weight 1 oz. 1 oz. 1.35 oz.
NIST Traceable Calibration Certificate Yes Yes
*professional task kits only
Navigation 4-way joystick One-button 4-way joystick

Technical Specs

Frequency 100 Hz - 10 kHz 100 Hz, 1 kHz, 10 kHz 100 Hz - 100 kHz
Test Signal Level 0.45, 0.9 +/- 5% Vrms 0.45 +/- 5% Vrms 1.0, 0.5, 0.1 Vrms
Source Impedance 100 Ω +/- 1% 62.5 Ω/1k Ω/16k Ω +/- 1% 100 Ω 5%

Typical Accuracy

Resistance 0.2% 0.5% 0.1%
Capacitance 0.2% 1.0% 0.1%
Inductance 0.5% 1.0% 0.1%

Measurement Range

Resistance 0.05 Ohm to 10 MOhms 0.1 Ohm to 10 MOhms 10 mOhm to 20 MOhm
Capacitance 0.5 pF to 10 uF 2 pF to 5 mF 0.1 pF to 1F
Inductance 0.5 uH to 1 H 10 uH to 1 H 10 nH to 100 H

Other Products

Looking for parts or accessories for your device? The LCR-Reader Store has everything you need.

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LCR-Reader Probe Connector

LCR-Reader Probe Connector

LCR-Reader Probe Connector preforms full PCB probing and larger component measurements with a shielded two-wire connection and multiple probe attachments.

SMD Multimeter Test Tweezers

SMD Multimeter Test Tweezers

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OrChem Version 1.10

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