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Could anybody reccommend a good earth leakage clamp meter, specifically one that measures low mA's to find any small earth leakage current that may cause nuisance tripping?

Megger is my usual go to but don't want to fork out more than around the £100 mark if I'm able to get something pretty good for that? Just some advice on these tools and peoples experience/reviews would be great, thanks
 
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I bought a £100ish one, didn't last more than year with only minimal use. I'd pay a bit more.
 
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Ah really? I'm not sure how much il make use of it so didn't want to go all in if it ends up sitting in a bag
 

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Worth spending a bit more on the likes of megger, Chauvin, etc..
Large jaws better so they can clamp round meter tails.

Go for one that does both ac and dc.
See many guys trying to fault find a tripping RCD, scratching their heads wondering why it’s tripping when the reading is so low.. you need to test for d.c. leakage too.
For that price bracket, imo the best one to go for is the di-log. DL6506.
It does ac and dc but only has small jaws but can get meter tails in them
 

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Don't rate the robustness of di-lo. Had one of their voltage detectors, and the leads came away after just 18mths use.
 

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The Di-Log earth leakage clamp meter either went through a few bad batches or is a heap of junk. I got a couple of them faulty on arrival, and moaning either here or in another electrical forum many others had the same problem or it failed within months.

I reckon with a budget of sub £100 you are on a beaten docket already.
 

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I brought the TIS 560 think its on offer at CEF for around £95 plus VAT.
Its working at the moment, but I've only had it a few weeks.
 

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I was given a tis 560 by cef to try once (still got it).
It’s ok, not very accurate when compared to my multimeter and ramp function on mft.
Only does AC current.
 

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I found this useful. Build quality is OK. Readings down to a useful level. Bought mine used off Fleabay for about £100
 
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I have an old Amtech, which hasn’t been used much.
I compared it recently against a calibrated Fluke and it differed by about 1 Amp.
I think they were absorbed by Metrel or TIS?
 
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