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Hi everyone,just a question on multifunction testers.I'm wanting to buy one but as you all know there are so many to choose from but i'm just wondering which one do your guys reccommend,i'm asking because you will have a good idea as you use them all time.i know everybody has a different preference but i was looking at a megger 1553,whats your thoughts on them or could you point me in the direction of another brand.Before i pay out £500+i just want to make sure i have chosen a decent one before i buy
thanks for any ideas jason
 
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i've got the the megger 1552
good tester but i wish i'd paid the extra for the 1553 which can print out your test sheets through your pc.
saves hours of writing test shets.
i've never used the illuminating test probe though.
dunno if they charge more for it
 
i have a meger 1552 as well, brilliant bit of kit. i have never used the illuminating probe either and probably never will. ;)
 
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acat

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Depends on what you want if you dont need bluetooth the 1552 does everything apart from bluetooth that the 1553 plenty of makes and models out there so its really what you are happy with and what you want to pay so long as its 17th edition it will do all you want

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irishsailor

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megger all the way mate. I love my 1552
 

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i have a meger 1552 as well, brilliant bit of kit. i have never used the illuminating probe either and probably never will. ;)

I use the illuminating probe a lot just because i have big fingers and hit the light at the same time as the remote test button:cool:
 
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rob1967

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Has anybody got the new Megger 1553 ? if so how do you rate it? would be nice to get some feed back from it as i'm thinking of buying one and wondered if it's as easy to use as they ( meaning megger) say it is :confused:
 
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Spudnik

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Nearly all the lads on here use the Megger MFT's and they rate them quite highly compared to the Flukes. :)
 
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Staffie

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Has anybody got the new Megger 1553 ? if so how do you rate it? would be nice to get some ffed back from it as i'm thinking of buying one and wondered if it's as easy to use as they ( meaning megger) say it is :confused:
I have a 1553 and it's a 'cracking' piece of kit! And yes, it's a 'doddle' to use

Buy it, I personally don't think they get any better than this!
 
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rob1967

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I have a 1553 and it's a 'cracking' piece of kit! And yes, it's a 'doddle' to use

Buy it, I personally don't think they get any better than this!

Thanks for that...................Have been looking around at them and it's amazing how much of a price difference there is........ but will defo buy one :)
 
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montybaber

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I use a 1551 and to be honest it suits me fine, wish I could afford a 1553 though
 
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Staffie

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Thanks for that...................Have been looking around at them and it's amazing how much of a price difference there is........ but will defo buy one :)
I've had mine about 18 months and I paid £575 for it. Got it from a place on-line in Scotland, can't remember the name though. They were quite a bit cheaper than everybody else at the time!
 
I have an old robin one..had it for 15 years now and never let me down..it even survived been zapped on the hv side of a discharge lighting ballast( ooppps wrong terminal).I lost it a few months back and felt like I had lost one arm...luckily it reappeared...just after I had bought a new Fluke.....The fluke is now demoted back to the spares cupboard..:)
 
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rob1967

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I've had mine about 18 months and I paid £575 for it. Got it from a place on-line in Scotland, can't remember the name though. They were quite a bit cheaper than everybody else at the time!

The cheapest one i've seen so far is about £655 but that is with the software..........Dearest one is nearly £800....BIG difference in price :D
 
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Spudnik

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I have an old robin one..had it for 15 years now and never let me down..it even survived been zapped on the hv side of a discharge lighting ballast( ooppps wrong terminal)
Are you reading this LENNY?????????????????


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dolomite

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Just bought a Megger 1553 from ISS, £610 inc VAT. No Powersuite software though.
Great bit of kit, easy to use. Does everythibg I need!
 
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rob1967

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Just bought a Megger 1553 from ISS, £610 inc VAT. No Powersuite software though.
Great bit of kit, easy to use. Does everythibg I need!

How do you do a Ze test with the new 1553? what do you set it to? on a domestic so it's a single phase :eek:
 
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DeanoZX7R

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Unless you will really use the bluetooth.... stick with the 1552 same tester in every other way and an all round cracking piece of kit!!!!
 
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