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I'm coming towards the end of my level 3 training and in the market for my first MFT.. There's a ton of different brands and each brand has various products so it's all a bit confusing. Can anybody recommend a good "first" tester?

Also is it worth buying second hand? Since money is a bit tight I'm considering buying a previously owned tester.
Any advice on what to look out for when buying second hand would be greatly appreciated too.

Thanks guys.
 
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If buying 2nd hand a calibration cert would be a must for me.

Also would look for RCD Autotest, ability to test type A and S RCD's. 2 lead loop test. Phase rotation if you need it.
 

Stu91

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buy a megger 1553 2nd hand, calibrated for under £200.
Thanks for your advice telectrix.
I've also been looking at a second hand Fluke 1652, is there any notable difference between the two? All I can see is that the Megger has Bluetooth which the Fluke doesn't.
 

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If buying 2nd hand a calibration cert would be a must for me.

Also would look for RCD Autotest, ability to test type A and S RCD's. 2 lead loop test. Phase rotation if you need it.
Seconded. Type A RCDs will now become more commonplace and some older testers do not have that test function.
 

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Thanks for your advice telectrix.
I've also been looking at a second hand Fluke 1652, is there any notable difference between the two? All I can see is that the Megger has Bluetooth which the Fluke doesn't.
Make sure you get a fluke 1652C or 1653B

The standard 1652 doesn't do the full range of tests
 
I bought Megger 1741. It needs to be calibrated and reliable. Good for the start of a career. it will be needed to test all circuits. it is expensive to start the career
 
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Been using a Megger 1735 and because I use my left thumb to press the test button, I often find I’m pressing the jog button instead.
Much prefer my Metrel Mi3215BT.

I also like the Metrel, because it can test B type RCDs as well as A and AC types.
 

rapparee

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Been using a Megger 1735 and because I use my left thumb to press the test button, I often find I’m pressing the jog button instead.
Much prefer my Metrel Mi3215BT.

I also like the Metrel, because it can test B type RCDs as well as A and AC types.
Fluke have the test button on the actual leads

It's very handy.
 
Don't let price be a deciding factor for your mft. Start with one that can do all the tests or you'll end up having to buy two mfts instead of one.
 
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Fluke have the test button on the actual leads

It's very handy.
I understand, both Megger and Metrel do a probe which incorporates a test button.
Unfortunately neither my Metrel or the Megger I’m using at work have that type of probe.
 
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