1. G

    "Budget" DIY'er insulation tester recommendations

    I have an SWA cable running from the CU to the garden that the previous owners had fitted, but no longer worked when I moved in a few years ago, that I want to reinstate. The cable itself runs from the kitchen where the CU is and is then buried under the floor, under the utility room and shower...
  2. J

    Looking for recommended voltage tester with phase rotation test on it

    Hi Am looking for the above, with bag and tester confirmation box. Any recommendations please as there are a lot to choose from. Thank you. John
  3. Dartlec

    Surely this isn't really a "vintage" tester? (ebay link)

    Idly browsing fleabay and I ran across this: I know standards were once rather laxer, but surely this was never an actual manufactured product? More like some maniac in a shed cackling as he put it together? Brass may be less conductive than copper, but even so (not sure I'd trust to there...
  4. happyhippydad

    Has anyone used this socket tester?

    Toolstation have this socket tester for sale TIS Socket Tester With Loop & RCD Check - https://www.toolstation.com/tis-socket-tester-with-loop-rcd-check/p51520 It says it checks if loop impedance and RCD are 'OK'. Has anyone used this plug in tester? Does anyone know what it actually checks...
  5. S

    Buying my first multifunctional tester

    Hi all, I am new to the forum. I am currently looking to buy my first multifunctional tester, I have looked at many from seaward to fluke but I am wondering if anyone has any recommendations? Also, has anyone ever purchased a second hand one? Is there anything to look out for when buying...
  6. A

    Is my calibration showing my tester is faulty?

    Hi lads, I have a Megger 1552. I didn't really use it in the last couple of years. I was planning to get more into testing again, so sent it for calibration. Unfortunately, it failed. I was told it requires a new side socket where the test leads plug into the tester. As the tester is old...
  7. J

    Why neutral and hot reversed only when a/c is turned on?

    I have tenants that have 3 fairly new small a/c units all the same and when any of them are turned on my tester reads hot & neutral reversed. The 15 amp circuit that feeds these units has no ground wire. Is this normal or could these a/c units be wired wrong from the factory?
  8. J

    For Sale Chauvin Arnoux C.A 6160 Multi Tester

    Chauvin Arnoux C.A 6160 Multi Tester Test and certify the electrical safety of equipment, in compliance with European standards comes with additional software and all cables and testers inc Chauvin Arnoux bag Fully Compliant to all current regulations. see Chauvin Arnoux CA6160 Electrical Safety...
  9. C

    NAPIT Certification Scheme Pat Tester and testing help please

    Hi all, new to this forum and could do with some advice re Pat Testing. As the new law relating to EICR's to the private rented sector is coming up, I'm getting calls from my clients about the inspections but now they are also starting to enquire about having PAT testing done. I'm fully...
  10. M

    Loop tester different results

    Hello, I have a dedicated loop tester (Martindale EZ2500) and also a Fluke 1662 MFT The reason I have the additional loop tester is often at work I will need to measure P-E & P-N loop impedance only while I am in a harness climbing, or have walked for ages (large concert touring) the EZ2500...
  11. L

    Opinions on Martindale ET4500 tester

    Hi guys I’m starting out on my own, whilst still in employment (I do shift work, so working around that). I’ve been looking at dozens of multifunction testers and the Martindale ET4500 really stands out to me, it’s got great features and at a good price. There’s not many reviews on it though...
  12. T

    PAT tester

    Have had a Megger PAT4/DV3 for about 10 years and about to replace with a new tester. It cost me about £1K back then. Looking at buying a Martindale EasyPAT 1600 PAT for £600 ish. It sounds like it will do all we need, but can't find any reviews. Anyone have experience of these, and can give a...
  13. G

    Best EV charging testing unit?

    Hi Guys, Completed an EV charging course a few months back. Looking to explore that growing corner of the market. My Megger 1720 multi function tester packed up recently. Always pretty happy with my Megger, but I'm looking to get a tester that has integrated EV testing and comes with its own EV...
  14. J

    Which PAT tester

    There's a lot of different PAT testing machines out there from £300 to close to £3000, I'm not going planning to do a lot of PAT testing but I think it is a good service to be able to offer, any reccommendations for any particular reason? thank you very much
  15. bigash

    18th Edition tester or not?

    I’m looking to get registered with the compétant persons scheme. I’m looking at testers and wondering if it’s worth the extra money to get a tester that tests b type RCDs. would the scheme pénalise me for not having an 18th fully compliant tester? wondering on what people’s views are.
  16. J

    Chauvin Arnoux C.A 6160 Multi Tester (Electrical Safety And Machinery Tester)

    Chauvin Arnoux C.A 6160 Multi Tester Test and certify the electrical safety of equipment, in compliance with European standards comes with additional software and all cables and testers inc Chauvin Arnoux bag Fully Compliant to all current regulations. see Chauvin Arnoux CA6160 Electrical...
  17. dnjr

    Fluke 1663 multifunction tester error code 4

    Dear all Testing Zs on fluke 1663 returned an error code 4 I thought this was an earth fault but another spark said it’s a voltage on the line. Anyone have the correct answer ? Cheers
  18. G

    Megger tester PAT 420

    Selling my a Megger PAT420 pat tester with barcode scanner and printer. Bought new last year, used twice. Can’t justify having it. 2 cases for all the leads s as be accessories. Additional test leads made up. All cost about 1400. £650 ovno contact me for more info
  19. M

    Loop Impedance tester electrical circuit

    Hi A quick one I was wondering if anyone knows how a multifunction tester performs a loop impedance test. I understand how to perform a test and what the results of a loop impedance test give you in working out your PSCC and earth fault current. I use my Fluke multifunction tester every day at...
  20. B

    Clamp meter and earth leakage tester

    How do you use clamp meter? Do you just clamp the line? Or line and neutral? Also been working with a couple of guys that have earth leakage meters and one clamps the line and neutral and the other clamps the earth? Can someone tell me the correct ways? Thanks