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Just wondering which multifunctional testers you guys have, and how long have they lasted?

Hoping this becomes a handy thread for you all. There seems to be a massive price difference between them all. But then I guess some do things others don't? Not sure. :)

Let us know which multifunctional testers you have, which ones you wish you had, and how long the one you have has lasted so far. :D
 
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I have a Megger MFT 1741-BS. Had a Megger MFT 1553 before that. (Still have it as a backup.) New one is much faster and also has rechargeable batteries. Great instrument, although some would still swear by the 1500 series over the 1700 series.
 
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Metrel MI3000, lasted about 7 years from new but now has an intermittent fault on the navigation button, probably on the PCB.
Replaced with another preloved MI3000 whilst deciding on the next one.
 
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Fluke 1654 and a Metrel Easitest MI 2087, both bought used. The Fluke is a lot slicker but then it's newer and was more expensive. The Metrel is over 10 years old and still going strong.
 
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Are we the only country to use MF testers ?

I have spoken to sparks from America , Canada , New Zealand , Australia , Greece and Spain non of which use a MF back home
 
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Trusty old Dilog 9083P. Bought used from another spark who was upgrading. Very easy to use which makes it ideal for me. Worked well for 3 years and sails through its annual calibration.
 
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I've had a metrel eurotest for about 15 years now without a glitch.
Also got a megger 1720 and kewtech, we had a megger 1730 until one of the lads dropped it, megger wanted £ 250.00 just to look at it , from what I've heard it's their standard reply. It's still sat in the office waiting for me to make a decision.
 
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Are we the only country to use MF testers ?

I have spoken to sparks from America , Canada , New Zealand , Australia , Greece and Spain non of which use a MF back home
From what I gather we are. And from what I see here the americans dont even test their equivalent or an rcd. How do they even know it works??
 
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Megger 1553. Keep thinking about 'upgrading' to the 1700 series but it still works fine! Had it around 11 years.
 
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Fluke 1652 (been to repairers so so so many times)
DI log 9083P.........rubbish but used as back up for the Fluke as it was cheap and i needed a tester as Fluke being repaired again
Now got the Megger 1741
 
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I've had a metrel eurotest for about 15 years now without a glitch.
Also got a megger 1720 and kewtech, we had a megger 1730 until one of the lads dropped it, megger wanted £ 250.00 just to look at it , from what I've heard it's their standard reply. It's still sat in the office waiting for me to make a decision.
send it to The Calibration Centre, Stafford. a lot cheaper than Megger. failing which, i'll give you a tenner for it. o_Oo_Oo_O
 
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I've had a metrel eurotest for about 15 years now without a glitch.
Also got a megger 1720 and kewtech, we had a megger 1730 until one of the lads dropped it, megger wanted £ 250.00 just to look at it , from what I've heard it's their standard reply. It's still sat in the office waiting for me to make a decision.

There is a company in Kemspton Bedforshire that are really good on repairing test equipment, they repaired my fluke even though parts were no longer sold by fluke etc etc
 
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I've had a metrel eurotest for about 15 years now without a glitch.
Also got a megger 1720 and kewtech, we had a megger 1730 until one of the lads dropped it, megger wanted £ 250.00 just to look at it , from what I've heard it's their standard reply. It's still sat in the office waiting for me to make a decision.
Can our sponsor not sort you out they're Megger approved. www.test-meter.co.uk @Test-Meter I'm sure if you tell them you're admin they will try sort you out.
 
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I use a Kewtech KT65DL mostly, had it for about 5 years? And a KT63 had a bit longer. Before that had a set of 3 Robin testers for quite a few years, preferred to use those but had to retire them as the loop tester is no good with RCBOs.
 
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Just wondering which multifunctional testers you guys have, and how long have they lasted?

Cheeky plug: Multifunction Testers and Part P Test Equipment - https://www.test-meter.co.uk/multifunction-testers/

Hoping this becomes a handy thread for you all. There seems to be a massive price difference between them all. But then I guess some do things others don't? Not sure. :)

Let us know which multifunctional testers you have, which ones you wish you had, and how long the one you have has lasted so far. :D
Thanks for the plug Dan - if anyone does want any info, we're always happy to help people find the right tester and we do have a fair few MFTs in stock to choose from!;)

I've had a metrel eurotest for about 15 years now without a glitch.
Also got a megger 1720 and kewtech, we had a megger 1730 until one of the lads dropped it, megger wanted £ 250.00 just to look at it , from what I've heard it's their standard reply. It's still sat in the office waiting for me to make a decision.
Can our sponsor not sort you out they're Megger approved. www.test-meter.co.uk @Test-Meter I'm sure if you tell them you're admin they will try sort you out.

We're always happy to provide a competitive, no obligation quote for repairs.
Just drop us a message on [email protected] or call 0113 248 9966 - ideally with a fault description - and we'll see what we can do!
 
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I've a Fluke MFT, but find on earth loop tests it's too sensitive to noise so I use it as a backup. I should really get around to selling it but it's hard to part with tools and equipment and one day it will be required.

My go to is a set of Megger separates. They never seem to miss a beat.
 
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