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I bought a second hand metrel Eurotester several years ago and it has worked without a problem all these years, but it is now looking abit scruffy.
 
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
I have my late brother's ROBIN kts 1620 MFT he had from new used it while working for London transport so it has sentimentle value to me and I would love to put it to good use
 

AJshep

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My Dilog DL9118 died in the middle of an EICR on Friday.
Shows a continuity reading of 0.24 on low ohms even with test leads disconected.
Lasted around 2years :(

Had to pop to CEF ended up getting the Megger 1941+ with the new EV adapter. Didn't really want to pay that much. Fingers crossed it lasts.
 

pc1966

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My Dilog DL9118 died in the middle of an EICR on Friday.
Shows a continuity reading of 0.24 on low ohms even with test leads disconected.
Lasted around 2years :(
Bummer.

I hope mine lasts longer, though to be fair it hardly gets much use compared to a professional electrician. If/when it goes I was thinking of the Megger, not really for EV adaptor or anything like that but to have the earth rod testing via two spikes.
 

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I have my old faithful Megger 1553, but it doesn't do Type A or B RCD tests.
I'm picking up my Megger 1741+ tomorrow.
I thought about getting the EV adaptor as it would be £120 cheaper to buy it at the same time, but decided to wait until I actually need it.
The reason I think I will need the EV adaptor eventually is that I do a lot of EICRs, and it's just a matter of time before I come across an EV charge point that will need testing as part of the EICR.
It could be argued I suppose that for an EICR you only test up to the point of connection to the fixed wiring, but in view of the potential danger of a malfunctioning or incorrectly installed EV charger, I personally would prefer to be able to give it a thorough test.
Also, an EV charger would not be picked up by a normal 'PAT test', and I doubt any 'PAT' person would have the equipment or knowledge to test one.
Damn I knew should have bought the damn thing! 🙈
 

pc1966

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My DL9118 will do type A RCD but not type B, though so far I have not encountered one in actual use which makes it academic to date. So that would be a 2nd reason for getting the Megger.

As you say, being able to test EV point is likely to be a growing market as part of other EICR/PAT work.
 

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