To test a capacitor with a Fluke multimeter, follow these steps:
- Turn off power to the circuit where the capacitor is connected. This is important for safety and to avoid damaging the capacitor or the multimeter.
- Set the multimeter to measure capacitance. On most Fluke multimeters, this can be done by selecting the “capacitance” measurement function.
- Discharge the capacitor by shorting its leads together. This can be done using a screwdriver or other metal tool, but be sure to avoid touching the metal part with your skin to avoid shock.
- Connect the leads of the multimeter to the leads of the capacitor. The positive lead of the multimeter should be connected to the positive lead of the capacitor and the negative lead of the multimeter should be connected to the negative lead of the capacitor.
- Read the capacitance value displayed on the multimeter. This will be the capacitance value of the capacitor in Farads (F).
Note: If the multimeter has a function for testing capacitors under load, it is recommended to use it, as this will give a more accurate result.