I recently bought the De5000 LCR meter and have been measuring some components I have on hand to get a feel for the meter.
Measuring electrolytic and Mylar capacitors have given reasonable ESR values based on their data sheets yet when I measure the ceramic capacitors I have on hand they read ~10-100 ohms of ESR. I am measuring them using 10/100Khz as specified as the most accurate in the data sheet for the capacitor values I am using -- 22pf to 22nf.
Is this typical of cheap ceramic capacitors? I don't have the data sheet as I bought them from some Chinese ebay store. Could I just be measuring them wrong?
Thank you for your help.