I am in the market for an LCR meter and I am looking for recommendations. My immediate use is measuring inductance of custom-wound magnetic components. I expect it will be used for a brief period, then be shelved for several months before being used again, i.e. it won’t be in regular use.
After looking at several different meters I very nearly bought a BK Precision BK880. It seemed like a good deal, with bundled accessories, good performance and measurement to 100kHz (similar to Agilent’s U1733C bundle, but lower cost). Then I found a follow-up review on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vWk1DqFzZY) that drew attention to some bad points. The tweezers were poor quality and the standby current was very high (higher than specified) so there is a risk of battery drain and leakage.
What do you use? Would you recommend it? Do you have a BK880 and disagree with the review? Should I stop wasting billable time and just buy a U1733C? Or get a budget item and look again when I need something better?