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Darius-parky

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;)I have a 3 parts question with regards to testing equipment. Would my fellow sparkies who read this, spare me 2 mins of their time please and give me their coments. It would be much appreciated.

1- Do you prefer 3 seperate devices or all in one?
2- Why?
3-Economically and technically what brand is the best?

Thank all very much:confused:
 
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EasyFox

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1- All in one
2- Speeds up testing, just turn a dial push the button & on with the next test.
3- They all do the same personaly I prefer Fluke & use the 1653.
 
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Shakey

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Grew up with individual meters, pain to carry around three instruments and sets of leads

BUT

if one meter fails, at least you have still got the rest

personally use Meggers, got a batch of them

simple and easy to use, but one failed on PFC measurements, one failed on RCD checks

ok, megger replaced them sharpish, but i still lost all meter functions while they were away!

Fluke are probably a better meter (and you dont have to buy extra leads like with the Megger) but harder to get to grips with - lots of sub-buttons etc

there are cheaper meters out there, but they are cheap for a reason!!!!

you pays your money, you takes your choice;)
 
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Darius-parky

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Thanks Foxy.

Thanks Skakey.
 
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spurscarper

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hi Darius,

I would say the single unit, just from experiance and the one I never need never breaks down
 
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Spudmiester

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Use separates, got used to it befor all in ones came out. Find it usefull if you need to, say, go and do an insulation test on a motor, while another bloke can use the others for another job.

Basically not taking three testers to a job where one is needed.

Has backfired once or twice though, and may buy an all in one when the three I have got get broken/stolen/lost.
 
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MacSparky

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I use Fluke 1652, very happy with it and quite straight forward to use and i consider myself a novice.;)
 
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Cirrus

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Fluke 1652 is the one. I had one and boss gave to someone else and gave me a new 3 unit unitest. I hate it, no backlight and loadsa different leads. Utter pain in the arse. Megger I had the leads proved faulty so in my experience, Fluke all the way!!!
 
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jibtech

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i have the megger all in one 1552

was considering the fluke but have had previous experience with someone elses megger so went with that

i started using seperates years ago and found them a pain and always used to swear and curse at the fact that there wasnt an all in one

i think like the guys have allready said the fluke is probably the better one but it looks complicated compared to mine which is reeeeally easy to use

i have to laugh at the design of the TEST button it looks like its designed for toddlers maybe thats why i chose it:rolleyes:
 
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