# Why can only high resistance be measured using leakage method?

## Why can only high resistance be measured using leakage method?

Explanation: The method is suitable only to determine the high resistance because if R is small , the time constant RC will be very small ( in case of discharging of R C circuit ) when capacitor allow to discharge, time (leakage time) will be very small which can not be measured accurately and whole charge may leak …

**Which method is used for high resistance?**

Two methods are used to measure high resistance, the constant voltage method and the constant current method. In the constant- voltage method, a known voltage is sourced and a picoammeter or electrometer ammeter is used to measure the resulting current.

**What is the method of leakage?**

The Direct Leakage Method is identical to the method used in the IEC 60601-1 standard, measuring the true leakage through a body model (measuring device) to earth. Means of measuring both AC and DC leakage current. Highest accuracy compared to other methods. Potential leakage through a human body via measuring device.

### Which is the most popular method for measuring high resistance?

Wheatstone Bridge Method : It is the most accurate and reliable method of measuring the resistance. However, errors due to thermo emf and heating effect are present in it. Also, the cost of the Wheatstone bridge is quite high.

**What is a high resistance?**

High electrical resistance is the opposition to current flow within a circuit. Electrical resistance explains the relationship between voltage and current.

**How do you calculate leakage resistance?**

You need to use the formula; R = rho E/C (it’s the lesson books somewhere!), where E = ErEo. Therefore R = 1014 * 1.062*10^-10/100*10^-12.

## Which type of instrument is used for measuring a very high resistance?

ohmmeter, instrument for measuring electrical resistance, which is expressed in ohms.

**Which instrument is used high resistance?**

Meggar is used for the measurement of high resistance.

**What is meant by leakage resistance?**

The resistance between the blasting circuit, including lead wires, and the ground.

### What are the different methods of measuring low medium and high resistances?

Low Resistance: Kelvin’s double bridge – Medium Resistance: Voltmeter Ammeter method – Substitution method – Wheatstone bridge method. High Resistance: Megger – Direct deflection method – Megohm bridge method, Loss of Charge method – Earth resistance measurement.

**What causes high resistance?**

High resistance connections are typically caused by a defect in workmanship, with the failure to tighten connections the most common. The failure to align multiple conductors mated with a twist on connector such as a wire nut is another common cause.

**What is high leakage resistance?**

[′lēk·ij ri¦zis·təns] (electricity) The resistance of the path over which leakage current flows; it is normally high.