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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
Yes, they don't get used much here in Australia, most sparkys use a multimeter, and have an IR tester and an RCD tester.
I actually purchased a used Di-Log 9083P which is built in the same carcass as a Seaward PAT tester. But I had to purchase that in UK and have it transported to the colonies.
I quite enjoy using it, having so much to choose from on one unit.
We don't have the same procedures as you have in 17th, or I think it's the 18th now!
 
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That is interesting to hear. Certainly by time you have bought an insulation tester and a RCD tester you might as well buy a MFT!

However, most multimeters cover a wider range of measurements than the equivalent MFT capabilities, but generally not as capable at the very low (bonding) or very high (insulation testing) resistance ranges.
 
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bought my 1553 2nd hand in 2013 from MDJ.. it's now 12 years old and passed every calibration.
 
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I have a Megger made in the 1960s. I have had use of it since 1993. I still use it when I don't need a calibrated result. It has a DC generator 500 & 1000VDC. The meter has a current winding and a voltage winding. The result of the two magnetic fields moves the meter hand; effectively an electromagnetic ohms calculator. Just beautiful.
 
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I have a Megger mft1552 which I bought in July 2007 and a LTW325 which I bought in June 2009. Never had any issues with either. Thinking of upgrading to a mft1741(+) .
 
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I've just done the same, had my trusty Mft1552 since late 2006 and is still passing calibration and never missed a beat.
Just bought the 1741+ and it's every bit as reliable and am very pleased with it. A worthy investment, hopefully it will last as well as the 1552!
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Let me think

After using a wind-up megger for many a year and borrowing from others. Thought I would embrace modern technology and purchased the DiLog DL9110 just over a year ago.

Does everything I need for the occasional domestic work that I do, it's not the quickest when carrying out no-trip tests, but happy with it and its 'relatively' cheap. No issues with it so far, just wish I had paid a little bit more for the next model up that comes with remote test probe.
 
nicebutdim

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After using a wind-up megger for many a year and borrowing from others. Thought I would embrace modern technology and purchased the DiLog DL9110 just over a year ago.

Does everything I need for the occasional domestic work that I do, it's not the quickest when carrying out no-trip tests, but happy with it and its 'relatively' cheap. No issues with it so far, just wish I had paid a little bit more for the next model up that comes with remote test probe.
DiLog state that their remote test probe (TLRP911x) can be used with the DL9110. About £40 to buy separately.
 
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Kewtech KT64 V1 6yrs and counting use it for spare internal solder to lead sockets re-soldered.
Kewtech KT64 V2 7yrs + still going strong (above issue not apparent due to redesign) They are solid & reliable
 
Tex

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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
1994 Meggers, Robin DVMs and clip-on same age, Fluke multi ditto, Hewlett Packard AC/DC clip-on that drew graphs even back then, Clare tester and a lot more even older. All employer provided but donated to me on retirement. Not used seriously now of course!
 
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