Updated May 02, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Capacitance Meters

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in October of 2016. From checking the charge of those old batteries to gauging the current of a circuit board, capacitance meters, which are used to test the energy in an object, are a necessity for anyone who works regularly with electrical tools and equipment. We've put together a list of the best models on the market, encompassing everything from standalone units to more multi-featured devices. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best capacitance meter on Amazon.

10. Excelvan M6013

9. Elenco CM1555

8. Honeytek A6013L

7. EnnoLogic eM860T

6. Klein Tools MM400

5. Amprobe CR50A

4. Morpilot 2100014

3. Uni-T UT210E

2. Etekcity MSR-A600

1. Fluke 117

Editor's Notes

February 03, 2019:

As with any testing tool, accuracy was our top priority. After all, using an inaccurate meter is not much better than not having one at all. After accuracy, we wanted to balance additional functionality and price. We realize some users may prefer a dedicated capacitance meter, while others may want the ability to test for a variety of other electrical readings. Finally, we made sure to find options perfect for the home hobbyists, as well as commercial-quality units for professional contractors.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on May 02, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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