Cropico’s popular illustrative guide providing an overview of low resistance measurement techniques, common causes of errors and advice on how to avoid them is now available in a handy A5 format.

The free, colour 34-page ‘Guide to Low Resistance Measurement’ features tables of wire and cable characteristics, temperature coefficients and formulae to enable the user to select the appropriate measuring instrument and measurement technique.

It includes a helpful section explaining the role and importance of resistance measurement in the manufacture of electronic components, switches, relays, connectors cabling, electric motor and generators and fuses. Information on resistance measurement requirements in the automotive and railway utilities industries has also been featured.

There’s a useful Glossary of Terms at the end of the Guide, providing an easy-to-follow explanation of items relating to both bonding and earth resistance, as well as common industry acronyms such as DMM (digital multi-meter), DUT (device under test) and AWG (American wire gauge).

A copy of the guide is available from Cropico (part of the Seaward Group), 15-18 Bracken Hill, South West Industrial Estate, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 2SW. Tel. + 44 (0) 191 586 3511. Email or download a PDF at