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currie123

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Hi has anyone ever used or owned a TIS 5208 insulation multimeter? And does anyone know what a fair price would be to pay for a new one?

My robin insulation tester playing up and can get one of these TIS 5208 units for £50 and it seems a decent unit at that price
 
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there are some megger BM series on ebay. i paid £40 for mine. does IR and continuity, with null lead facility. flew through calibration. nice meter to use.
 
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Ok mate thanks il have a look, to be fair my local wholesalers gave me this one to try over weekend and offered it for £50 so il give it a test run tomorrow, nothing more annoying than an unreliable tester you don't trust!
 

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As Tel says BM series are mint and reliable, I have two of them and never had a complaint about them.
 
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Cheers I used to use one of those a few years back they are nice! Guess its just the buying from eBay second hand bit in not so sure about!
 
I've had my Megger BM220 for about 12 years now and decided to get it calibrated a couple of months ago as a backup. Turned out it didn't need calibrating, it was spot-on!
 
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That's true but some of us can't afford to she'll out for a mft yet ! One day one day
 

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my 1552 is spot on on all ranges except continuity., so i bought the BM rather than shellm out £300 to megger to fix that 1 range on the mft. and it's a lot less to take up a ladder.
 
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Yeah I don't mind the yellow robin ones apart from the fact sometimes you require 3 hands! Ha ha yeah and when you drop it off the ladder you are only one tester out of 3 down!
 

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he's got several of those BM80s. might even be 1 or 2 in calibration.
 
Yeah I don't mind the yellow robin ones apart from the fact sometimes you require 3 hands! Ha ha yeah and when you drop it off the ladder you are only one tester out of 3 down!
My 1730 stays firmly around my neck when I'm up a ladder... To damned expensive to take any risks with!
 
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