● English

● Français

● Espańol 

Русский Bookmark and Share

 

Smart Tweezers™ ST5S Colibri™ Pro

High Speed, High Precision LCR Meter in Tweezers

Wide measurement range starting from 0.5pF, 0.5μH and 50mΩ

Capacitor ESR Value Display

Purchase Online

ST5S: Datasheet ● Specifications ● Review ST3: ● Review ● Video Review 
LCR Meter - Smart Tweezers, RCL Meter, Multimeter, SMD Component Identifier

  • Built-in high-precision LCR probe
  • Convenient one-hand operation
  • Ideal for Surface Mount Devices
  • Automated component identification
  • Automated test range selection
  • Manual C, R, L, Z and ESR modes
  • Test signal levels 0.25-1.0 Vrms
  • Swiss-made precise test leads
  • Diode Polarity/Short Testing
  • Secondary D, Q, ESR parameters
  • Portable and ergonomic design
  • Built-in Li-Ion battery
  • Universal Micro USB charger
  • High visibility OLED display

Smart Tweezers™ is a handheld electronic tool of a new concept.

Its unique design combines a pair of gold-plated SMD tweezers with ergonomic shielded handles and a precise full featured LCR impedance meter in a compact, lightweight instrument.

Smart Tweezers™ measures electronic component's capacitance, resistance and inductance with high speed and precision by evaluating circuit impedance. Additionally it tests diodes, measures ESR and impedance Z

Smart Tweezers™ provides a perfect solution for testing and identification of Surface Mount Devices (SMD) as well as for troubleshooting of complex electronic systems.

Handy Tool for Tiny SMD Components


Surface mount devices are usually tiny and without wire leads, making it more difficult to test and identify SMD than conventional components.

Smart Tweezers™ gives users an easy way to sort and evaluate loose components and to perform on-board measurements and debugging.

Precise gold-plated leads made by IDEAL-TEK S.A. of Switzerland are able to reliably contact SMD components (as small as 0201 format) or take measurements from the devices already mounted on a board. 

Capacitor ESR Meter Mode  


Smart Tweezers™ feature a ESR Meter/Tester mode for quality testing of high value capacitors.

Using LCR Meter Smart Tweezers

Smart Tweezers™  greatly simplifies
testing and troubleshooting process

 
Smart Tweezers™ ST5S - What is New?
  • Up to 6 times improved measurement precision:
    0.2% for C, 0.2% for R, 0.5% for L
  • Test signal levels 0.5 and 1.0 Vrms.
    1.0Vrms allows precision measurements
    of X5R and similar ceramic capacitors.
    Low signal level helps in-board testings.
  • Dedicated ESR and Z modes
  • Math null function stores measurement offset
  • Tolerance function with audible indicator
    for component sorting
  • Swiss-made test leads
  • Multi-parameter dashboard display
  • 4-directional navigation control
    with quick mode selector
  • Integrated Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
  • Universal USB/Wall charger is included


Perfect
for Conventional Components


Smart Tweezers™ works fine with conventional though-hole electronic components. The unit helps to verify values with high speed and precision.

Built-in Li-Ion Polymer Rechargeable battery  


Smart Tweezers™ comes equipped with a built-in high-capacity Li-Ion rechargeable battery. Battery replacements are not required.

Universal 110-220V power supply and Micro USB charging cord are included.

Automatic Component Recognition


Smart Tweezers™ automatically determines type of the component (resistance, capacitance or inductance), selects proper range and signal frequency for highest accuracy measurements. Manual  overrides are available as well.

Unit’s display clearly indicates the type of the component, measurement result and test conditions. The primary display shows the present reading. The secondary display (on top) shows the present reading of additional parameters or measurement conditions when the primary display shows some other feature (L, C). 


Resistance, capacitance and inductance can be measured with automatic selection of the test parameters and test range.


Ergonomic Design and Convenient Controls 


Default settings can be modified by navigating a set of menus with the Navigation Control. 

Meter's display can be easily flipped from the menu for left-handed use.

 LCR Meter - Smart Tweezers, Controls and Display
 

Continuity/Open Test, Diode Polarity Testing, Additional Parameters and Modes


Smart Tweezers™ LCR meter allows to test various component types, including secondary components of Dissipation Factor (D), Quality Factor (Q).

The built-in Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) mode helps you better understand the inherent resistance - behavior typically found in capacitors across selected frequencies.

In its DIODE mode Smart Tweezers™ tests diode polarity and indicates if it is short.
Smart Tweezers™ has a continuity detector. Variable beeper sounds for resistance reading below set thresholds. Additionally, this function helps to locate shorted conductors (e.g. on a PCB).

In manual modes Smart Tweezers™ measures a specific circuit parameter — L, C, R, Z or ESR. Manual modes also improves component type identification for in-circuit tests.

Variable test signal output from 0.5 to 1.0Vrms allows to improve test precision in different situation e.g. for in-circuit measurement and loose leaded ceramic capacitors.

Visible and audible tolerance mode allows to perform component sorting.

Math null function allows to store a pre-measured offset and improve measurement precision.

Specifications


Physical Specifications

 

Operating Temperature:

0 °C to +55 °C

Battery Type:

3.7V LiPO rechargeable 180mAH

Battery Life (continuous ):

20 Hours typical, 2 hours charging cycle

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC):

FCC 15 part B, SE

Size:

14.0 x 2.5 x 3.0 cm (3.94 x 0.9 x 1.5 in)

Weight:

 29 grams (1Oz)

Warranty:

1 year

Technical Specifications

 

AC test mode Test frequency:

1 kHz, 10 kHz, 120Hz,100 Hz

Test frequency accuracy:

50 PPM (0.005%)

Test signal level:

0.5/1.0 +/- 5% Vrms Sine wave

Source impedance:

62.5Ω/1kΩ/16kΩ +/- 1%

Measurement Ranges and Precision

 

 

 

Resistance

 

Range:

0.05 Ω to 9.9 MΩ

 Precision:

up to 0.2% (see datasheet for deatils)

   

Capacitance:

 

Range:

0.5 pF to 4999 μF

 Precision:

up to 0.2% (see datasheet for deatils)

   

Inductance:

 

Range:

0.5 μH to 999 mH

Precision:

up to 0.5% (see datasheet for deatils)

   

Quality factor Q:

 

Range:

0.001 to 1000*

 

 

Dissipation factor D:

 

Range:

0.001 to 1000*

* indication of the parameter not implemented in some versions

Warranty


1 year from the purchase date. Advance replacement option is available.

Smart Tweezers™ Colibri™

LCR Meter in Tweezers with Capacitor ESR Value Display

Simplified Economy Solution 

Purchase Online

Colibri: Datasheet ● Specifications ● Compared to ST5S  
LCR Meter - Smart Tweezers, RCL Meter, Multimeter, SMD Component Identifier

  • Built-in direct  LCR probe
  • Convenient one-hand  operation
  • Ideal for Surface Mount  Devices
  • Automated component  identification
  • Automated test range  selection
  • Manual C, R, L and ESR  modes
  • Manual test frequency overrides
  • Test signal level  0.5 Vrms
  • Portable and ergonomic  design
  • OLED Display
  • Built-in Li-Ion battery

Smart Tweezers Colibri™ combines a pair of  gold-plated SMD tweezers with ergonomic shielded  handles and a precise full  featured LCR impedance meter in a  compact, lightweight instrument.

Smart Tweezers Colibri™ measures  electronic component's capacitance,  resistance and inductance  with high speed by  evaluating circuit impedance. 

Smart Tweezers Colibri™ provides a perfect solution for testing and identification  of Surface Mount Devices (SMD) as well as for troubleshooting of complex  electronic systems.

Handy Tool for Tiny SMD Components


Surface mount devices are usually tiny and without wire  leads, making them  more difficult to test and identify SMD than  conventional components.

Smart Tweezers Colibri™ gives users  an easy way to sort and evaluate loose  components and to perform on-board measurements  and debugging.

Precise gold-plated tips made  of non-magnetic steel are able to pick and reliably contact SMD components  or take measurements from the devices already mounted on a board.

Capacitor ESR Meter Mode  


Smart Tweezers Colibri™ feature a ESR Meter mode for quality testing of high value capacitors.

Using LCR Meter Smart Tweezers

Smart Tweezers Colibri™
can be used for on-board mesurements

Perfect for Conventional Components 


Smart Tweezers Colibri™ works fine  with conventional though-hole electronic  components. The unit helps to verify values with  high speed and precision.

Unmarked  components would be easily identified, paired  and sorted.


Built-in Li-Ion Polymer Rechargeable battery  


 

Smart Tweezers Colibri™ comes equipped with a built-in high-capacity Li-Ion rechargeable battery. Battery replacements are not required.

Micro USB charging cord and power supply (USA and Canada only) are included. Smart Tweezers Colibri™ can be charged from any standard USB port or USB wall charger.

Automatic Component Recognition


Smart Tweezers Colibri™  automatically determines type of the component  (resistance, capacitance or inductance), selects  proper range and signal frequency for highest  accuracy measurements. Manual overrides are  available as well.

Unit’s display indicates the type of the component,  measurement result and test conditions.  The primary display shows the present  reading. The secondary display (on top)  shows the present reading of additional  parameters or measurement conditions when the  primary display shows some other feature (L, C).


Ergonomic Design and Convenient Controls 


Default settings can be  modified by the  Mode/Parameter Control.  

 LCR Meter - Smart Tweezers, Controls and Display
 

 Smart Tweezers ST5 and Colibri Feature Comparison



Feature  Smart Tweezers ST5S™ Smart Tweezers Colibri™ 
  Automatic Component Recognition    
  L,C,R  Measuring Modes    
  ESR Measuring Mode     
  Z Measuring Mode    
  Diode Testing     
  DCR Measuring Mode 
  Component Sorting    
  Manual Test Frequency Override
  Variable Test Signal Level   
(0.5, 1.0VRMS)
(0.5 VRMS) 
  Automatic Offset Substraction   
  Individual Calibration Certificate     
  High-Visibility OLED Display     
  Menu conrols     
  Control shortcuts     
  Typical Accuracy: Resistance 0.2%  0.5% 
  Typical Accuracy: Capacitance 0.5%  1.0% 
  Typical Accuracy: Inductance 0.5%  1.0% 
  Calibration and calibration certificate     
  Gold-plated Test Leads   
(Swiss-Made)
 

Specifications


Physical Specifications

 

Operating  Temperature:

0 °C to +55 °C

Battery Type:

3.7V LiPO  rechargeable 180mAH

Battery Life  (continuous ):

20 Hours  typical, 3 hours charging cycle

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC):

FCC 15 part B,  SE

Size:

Dimensions 148x20x15 mm

Weight:

29 grams 

Warranty:

1 year

Technical  Specifications

 

AC test mode  Test frequency:

1 kHz, 10 kHz,  100 Hz

Test signal  level:

0.45 +/-  5% Vrms Sine wave

Measurement  Accuracy

 

 

Resistance

 

Basic Accuracy*:

0.5% (1% Rx<1Ohm ; 0.5% 1Ohm<Rx<5MOhm ; 1% Rx>5Mohm)

 

Capacitance**:

 

Basic Accuracy*:

1% (5% Cx<10pF ; 1% 10pF<Cx<5000uF ; 5% Cx>5000uF)

 

Inductance:

 

Basic Accuracy*:

1% (5% Lx<10uH ; 1% 10uH<Lx<500mH ; 5% Lx>500mH)

  * optimal test frequency, offset subtracted from the result. 
Typical offset for resistance - 0.035 Ohm, for capacitance - 0.3pF

** capacitors with Cx<5pF can be measured only with manual settings. 

Warranty


1 year from the purchase date. Advance replacement option is available.
 

home | products | support | contact us

© Copyright 2005-2009 Advance Devices, Inc.