QL: Quality Factor
Ensures that core material and its assembly is correct
Unit of measurement, Q. Range 0.001 to 1000 with signal level from 1mV to 5V @ 20Hz to 3MHz
Quality factor represents the efficiency of an inductor as the ratio of energy stored to energy wasted and is derived from the equation L / (RÖLC). It can be seen that higher Q values are obtained when the inductive component is large relative to the resistive and capacitive components.
Figure 4 Example test entry screen for Q Factor using the Editor program.