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RDB85

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I’m looking to save for a Safe Isolation Kit, we done the Safe Isolation procedure in College using a Martindale Kit. But would anyone have any recommendations for a kit to buy? The Martindale was good but I’ve seen a few other manufacturers that seem to offer more features but are they worth it?
 
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Vortigern

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Fluke for my money, good solid kit. Bought a kewtech for a trainee and it seems to give erratic results, making beeps and going red when there is no voltage. Another trainee bought himself one and same thing. Anything else is downhill from there.
 

RDB85

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Megger TPT320 is what I use, decent bit of kit, can pick them up online around £60 and a proving unit around £45.

Megger looks to be a good piece of kit.
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Fluke for my money, good solid kit. Bought a kewtech for a trainee and it seems to give erratic results, making beeps and going red when there is no voltage. Another trainee bought himself one and same thing. Anything else is downhill from there.

Any particular model? I’ve also seen they do a Proving Unit, not sure on that either.
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I also use a drummond tester sometimes to test if there is an induced voltage on a cable as sometimes one will encounter that and it can eliminate confusion as to how something is live when it should not be.

Sounds good, similar to Martindale from the looks of the kits online, obviously better quality.
 
Martidales are very expensive for what they are but what we are required to use at work, so might be worth checking if your employer has any requirements.

Sorry no the most helpful of posts
 

pirate

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Fluke for me, and I use the Megger 690 proving unit which is a solid build with magnetic base. One of our sponsors sells them for about£80 inc. VAT. Buy once...
The same unit here in Spain from RS is listed at €160!
 

Julie.

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And what’s wrong with this then??
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One of the first jobs when starting, make your own voltage tester, pyro shroud, neon and holder and wire!

Accurate voltage measurement -
dim - not 240v,
normal - 240v,
bright as f - oops 415v

Used for years...


For some reason, it's not the preferred voltage tester now!

Another vote for the megger tpt320
I use a socket and see sp200 proving unit.

Spend on the tester, but proving units are much of a muchness
 

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