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mickytuff

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Whats better and why, just bought a brand new megger with out a date firmware on, joke realy not impressed, thinkin of swappin while i can, any ideas greatly welcomed??????
 
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i have fluke and megger gear , but fluke all the way.
Why ? its alot faster at taking readings
 
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Guest55

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how come your brand new megger has old firmware ? :-/
 
I have a Fluke 1653 (original) which I really liked. One of the best features is the test button on the test lead. Makes testing easier when we only have two hands.

The Fluke is my own personal tester.

My company use Megger's, which I have now come to like. Although my current tester is one of the older ones that doesn't have the auto RCD test function.
 
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mickytuff

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Dont know, picked it up today and had problem straight away, trippin rcbo on low loop setting, checked firmware after lookin on here and it has firmware V1.09, an old firmware, it was made/calibrated in january this year, not impressed at all as you can imagin, spoke to megger and they confirmed my suspicions. Brand new and no good, why not have a usb port so you can update it yourself, tester not testing means no income ((((
 
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mickytuff

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How does your Fluke compare to the older megger your using??, i like the auto test facility on loop setting and the max zs feature which stores highest reading too.........
 
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mickytuff

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Which Fluke you referring to Biff?
 
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AP Electrical

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Love the fluke all the way, got a 1653b and wouldn't swap it for anything....
 
Max Zs? Is that Fluke or Megger's, as neither of mine have that feature.

The Megger's auto tests on Zs, which I like.

It is difficult to compare the two, as I no longer use the Fluke.
 
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mickytuff

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The max zs is on the 1700 range not the 1552/1553, dont think they do anyway, so why buy fluke......any more reasons to buy a Fluke, my problem is ive mainly tested using meggers so unsure of the Fluke brand as it were.........???
 
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mickytuff

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Do Fluke have issues with Firmware and tripping on low loop settings?????
 
I think mine is the 1502 or similar, which is very basic. Our company probably has 1000+ of these things which get circulated after calibrations.

I doubt I will see the newer Megger's any time soon.
 
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I have this...........

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loop/rcd


and this.......

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ins res / continuity


i use seperates like a pro ;-)
they are both good , but the fluke more good lol.
 

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I've had both, learnt on megger but was given a fluke and it is a lot better and ten times quicker but funny set up with the leads
 
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mickytuff

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Come on boys........fluke..........megger..............???

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Or Stella )))))))
 
I own the megger 1730 and this is my second one..... First got swapped due to odd readings.
No problems now with the latest firmware but I am appalled that you were given one several months old with out of date firmware, especially as all the instrument firms are aware of the problems we all had earlier in the year.
 
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Swicade

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Fluke MFT here....also heard somewhere your not allowed to test smoke alarms with a Megger....
 

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