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Gakure

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I have never used other MFT than Megger. I know there are other popular MFT, but what does majority of forumist use and why?

Which one will you recommend for newly gone alone domestic electrician?
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If you are used to Megger then that would be a good bet. Just make sure it's got the functions you require and away you go.
Budget will be your main deciding factor really.
 
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Click on the test-meter.co.uk advert on the right.
Use their comparison thing to choose what functions you require then see what MFTs will suit.
 

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I use a Kewtech simply because that is what we used at the training centre and it was easier to stay with what you are used to.

If you look on Gumtree or ebay you can sometimes find a used one in good condition but be careful to buy one that has a valid test certificate, and looks in good condition. Avoid those that are being sold off because the user has bought a new one because the condition will be poor for the money.
 
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Gakure

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I use a Kewtech simply because that is what we used at the training centre and it was easier to stay with what you are used to.

If you look on Gumtree or ebay you can sometimes find a used one in good condition but be careful to buy one that has a valid test certificate, and looks in good condition. Avoid those that are being sold off because the user has bought a new one because the condition will be poor for the money.
Thanks for prompt reply.
My fear with gum tree and ebay is continuous news and agony of broken vans. I will really hate to promote those thieving you know who *******s
 

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Metrel MI3000 is a decent bit of kit as well.
 

Andy78

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Metrel MI3000 is a decent bit of kit as well.
This is what I have used for the last 7 years. Just passed calibration Saturday morning with no probs.
Has all the features for domestic work and many more that see me good for my commercial work.
If you could get a good second hand one it would probably not be very much.
 

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Megger or Fluke. However as others have said, the Kewtech KT63 is very good value.
 

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Metrel MI3000 for me too. They were what they had at my 3291 training course, it’s been going 5/6 years
 
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Kewtech for me. I like the results for RCD all six tests are on the same screen. A nice straightforward interface dial for the different tests. Also has a magnetic back which has proved its worth on the KT63 although now I use the KT65DL which has all the test functions. I did buy a megger 1741 but just did not get on with it after being spoiled by the ease of the Kewtech. I sold off the megger and stick to the 65DL.
 
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One of the facility I like with megger is use of 2 wire (Red and green) for nearly everything, does metrel MI3000 has this function?
 

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One of the facility I like with megger is use of 2 wire (Red and green) for nearly everything, does metrel MI3000 has this function?
Yes.
 
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The leads on the Metrel are on a common plug.
Conducting 2 wire tests involves plugging the green wire into the blue.
 

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As said elsewhere, start with a good idea of what you want to do. Then eliminate anything in each of the manufacture 's range that does not do what you need. Research your prices and there is you reduce list of options. I made my final selection at the Electricians show but Test-Meter.Co. UK have a good website.
 

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Had to Google (other searches engines are available) that 'cos I'd never heard of them. There was one on Ebay for 250 quid - a screaming bargain if it does what you need. Even comes in a Fluke-style case, not the the annoying one that my (personally preferred) Megger is condemned to. Aside from the "big two" I think if I didn't have the Megger I'd be tempted by the Kewtec KT65. These all have the same issue for the first time purchaser. It is a lot of beer vouchers and you really want to work with one for a few jobs before parting with a grand-or-more for a new one. Final point, can't comment on the Fluke but the Bluetooth facility on my Megger 1730 is a complete fail. Doesn't connect or work is any way that a £1,000 device should and my 20 quid headphones do.

I'm whinging - I'll bugger off!
 
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Gakure

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Had to Google (other searches engines are available) that 'cos I'd never heard of them. There was one on Ebay for 250 quid - a screaming bargain if it does what you need. Even comes in a Fluke-style case, not the the annoying one that my (personally preferred) Megger is condemned to. Aside from the "big two" I think if I didn't have the Megger I'd be tempted by the Kewtec KT65. These all have the same issue for the first time purchaser. It is a lot of beer vouchers and you really want to work with one for a few jobs before parting with a grand-or-more for a new one. Final point, can't comment on the Fluke but the Bluetooth facility on my Megger 1730 is a complete fail. Doesn't connect or work is any way that a £1,000 device should and my 20 quid headphones do.

I'm whinging - I'll bugger off!
Thanks Marti and others. Another guy mentioned di log,
I have seen it used by an electrical YouTuber, but yesterday I saw him using fluke, I suppose they are marketing them.
Thanks again all for all your honest contribution on the topic.
I wish I can be lucky to test before buying..
 

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