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Just a general as to what people are using for long lead testing. Not made a purchase yet, but refuse to pay the £70 or £80 megger and Kewtech want to charge for a 30M roll of cable with some banana plugs on the end.

What is a cheaper alternative.

Got banana plugs and sockets, what would be a managable cable to use.

Cheers


Dave
 
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kung

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I just use a roll of 2.5 single and put it on a reelable drum like an old extention lead drum. couple of connectors and r2 tests are sorted cheap.remember to null out or subtract from test result.
Think there was a thread regarding this not long ago.
regards
Tony
 
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daver

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That was my thinking, I was just looking for a more flexible cable. I know that the megger uses silicone multi strand, so very flexible. But trying to find that cheap is impossible. Did find some PVC multistrand 2.5 which is very flexible and around £15 but then need a reel. Just seeing what everyone else uses.
Cheers
 
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kung

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That was my thinking, I was just looking for a more flexible cable. I know that the megger uses silicone multi strand, so very flexible. But trying to find that cheap is impossible. Did find some PVC multistrand 2.5 which is very flexible and around £15 but then need a reel. Just seeing what everyone else uses.
Cheers
just a thought but could try maplin
 
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daver

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Thanks guys, much appreciated.

Dave
 
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super spark

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try this

WANDER LEAD / WANDERING LEAD ADAPTER SOCKET on eBay, also Parts Accessories, Test Measurement Equipment, Electrical Test Equipment, Business, Office Industrial (end time 14-Feb-09 07:32:35 GMT)

Basically it converts any extension cable into a wander lead. Cost is £9.99 plus postage. I used one for a while and as it worked fine, not quite as convenient as a Kewtech but not far off. And a hell of a lot cheaper.

Will
cheap as chips !!! wot a gud idea !!!
 
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daver

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Made one of the adapter sockets today.

Socket 95P. Banana Socket about 20P.

Bit of 4mm earth and Glue Gun

Total Cost £1.15

Cheaper than Chips
 
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Dan924

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Made one of the adapter sockets today.

Socket 95P. Banana Socket about 20P.

Bit of 4mm earth and Glue Gun

Total Cost £1.15

Cheaper than Chips
I like your line of thought
 
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kung

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Made one of the adapter sockets today.

Socket 95P. Banana Socket about 20P.

Bit of 4mm earth and Glue Gun

Total Cost £1.15

Cheaper than Chips
sounds great m8 id it prob tastes better than the chips round here !
 
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micromic08

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try this

WANDER LEAD / WANDERING LEAD ADAPTER SOCKET on eBay, also Parts Accessories, Test Measurement Equipment, Electrical Test Equipment, Business, Office Industrial (end time 14-Feb-09 07:32:35 GMT)

Basically it converts any extension cable into a wander lead. Cost is £9.99 plus postage. I used one for a while and as it worked fine, not quite as convenient as a Kewtech but not far off. And a hell of a lot cheaper.

Will
Bought one myself off ebay. It works great with my extention cable on drum.
 
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