• Thanks for visiting ElectriciansForums.net. We hope you find the information you are looking for. But if you don't manage to, please feel free to Register and ask a question yourself. You can delete your account at any time should you quickly find the answers to what you need.

Discuss Megger 1552 MFT continuity testing???? in the Electrical Tools and Products area at ElectriciansForums.net

Welcome to ElectriciansForums.net - The American Electrical Advice Forum
Head straight to the main forums to chat by click here:  American Electrical Advice Forum

hi
I have recently bought a megger 1552 tester. it is in very good condition as it was just used as a back up. i have a slight problem with it though when trying to use it for testing continuity. basically i can only carry out one continuity test and then i have to turn the tester completely off and then back on again to test another time. is this normal or am i doing something wrong? im sure you dont have to do that especially for a £300 tester!
thanks for any advice given
 
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #3
well i am very confused. as soon as there is continuity the tester buzzes for about 2 seconds whilst flashing a battery sign in the corner and then stops buzzing. it doesent even give a reading!
it cant be the batteries as i have just replaced them
 

Pete999

-
Arms Access
well i am very confused. as soon as there is continuity the tester buzzes for about 2 seconds whilst flashing a battery sign in the corner and then stops buzzing. it doesent even give a reading!
it cant be the batteries as i have just replaced them
Send it away for a quote for repairs, how did yo pay for the tester? credit card? if so claim on it if it's a duff meter.
 
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #6
thanks everyone.
i have just rang megger and they say it is an internal component fault or an internal fuse has blow!! :(
i bought it of ebay so have some bones to pick with the seller!!
anyone have any idea where i could get it repaired and calibrated?
 

Pete999

-
Arms Access
thanks everyone.
i have just rang megger and they say it is an internal component fault or an internal fuse has blow!! :(
i bought it of ebay so have some bones to pick with the seller!!
anyone have any idea where i could get it repaired and calibrated?
Your local friendly Wholesaler may be able to point you in the right direction, some hod "calibration days" just ask them.
 

Fitzy

-
Arms Access
Hi did the eBay seller describe it? Did they mention any faults, did it come with a calibration certificate?
 
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #9
the ebay seller described it as perfect condition and basically new!!
a little bit of honesty never goes a miss:)
 

Strima

-
Arms Access
1552 are getting old now and spares are getting a bit scarce.
 

SparkyChick

Moderator
Staff member
TA
Arms Access
Esteemed Member
Let's not jump to conclusions about the seller. It may have worked perfectly the last time it was used, which if it was a backup could have been some time ago.
 

Midwest

-
Arms Access
Meter do a turn around on repairs a default of £280 including calibration. Someone else might be able to fix it cheaper , but if they can’t they send it to Megger..........!
 
you sure its on the right setting, continuity (ohms) is on second click down, continuity (buzzer) is on third click down.
 

anthonybragg

-
Arms Access
Mine is still working strong if you have put new batteries in it and the problem still persists check the fuse as it could have come loose in transit or blown if continuity is done on a live circuit.
 

SparkySy

-
Arms Access
I have one too it's nearly 10 years old, absolutely bullet proof tester imho! Still passing calibration and only ever has new batteries and occasionally new leads.
 
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #17
thanks everyone for the advice
i have bought some new fuses and hopefully that fixes the issue. if it doesent then i will have to find someone who can repair it.
megger told me they wont do repairs on the 1552 anymore as it is fairly old model so will have to find someone.
 

Trending Threads

Top Bottom