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I am looking to get an alternative to a MFT for Christmas, as I don’t have the money currently to spend on one. Can anyone recommend an alternative to buying a MFT, with some advice as to what to look out for.
 

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You could buy individual test instruments but it would probably be more expensive
 
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all you get is like the difference between a 1990 ford escort and a 2018 fiesta. both do the job, but the fiesta costs a lotmore.
 

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I was looking at the Digital Multimeters, they are different than the Multifunctional Testers.
A DMM will not perform the same functions as a MFT. It's a completely different tool.
If you are after a cheap MFT go for a decent branded second hand model, a calibrated one will save you guessing as to the condition.
 

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I was looking at the Digital Multimeters, they are different than the Multifunctional Testers.
totally different. if you want a MFT, source a 2nd hand 1552 or 1553. plenty to be had around the £250 mark. make sure it's got a cal. cert.
 

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If you need a tester for actual inspection and testing, then you need an expensive one with calibration certs and can kick out 500v dc

Remember there is no such thing as an 18th edition tester!
 

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i don't know the kewtek, but that looks good. i'd be wary though as it has no cert. for same price you should be able to get a calibrated unit..
 
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i don't know the kewtek, but that looks good. i'd be wary though as it has no cert. for same price you should be able to get a calibrated unit..
We used one when we did our Level 2 practical Tel, it was quite good from what I gathered. I know a lot of people prefer Megger. I will keep an eye out on eBay and see, what funds are like.
 

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Megger is to testers as hoover is to vaccuum cleaners.

I use Ethos testers bought from CEF.
Pretty basic, heavy and ugly... but I got them free from a closed down company, so can’t complain.
 

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