Be damned sure you have a FET and it's hooked up the right way. Hook it up wrong or try that with a BJT and you could burn it up. If you want to do this safely, put a 10K resistor between the battery + terminal and the JFET drain.Ok.. Tayda jfets are jfets.. thats' t the meter probably.
Those cheap LCR meters are not the best choice for JFET measuring. I have one and do not use it for jfets because readings are off.
Mourguitars - can you measure the same transistors with this simple setup?
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