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RDB85

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So I’ve managed to sell somethings and decided to buy a voltage tester and proving unit.

I’ve seen this on eBay:


Or would you just pay the extra and go for this or another brand? The one on eBay looks okay it’s just a worry. With it being testing equipment.

 

telectrix

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both the socket &see and the martindale are good bits of kit, but personally i'd go for the Megger. or you could buy a Fluke and have it die and be recalled.
 

davesparks

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its all right as a starter kit at least you will have a proving unit the progress form there as you build you confidence and upgrade to a mft
An MFT isn't an upgrade from a voltage indicator, it's a completely different piece of equipment.
 

Pete999

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its all right as a starter kit at least you will have a proving unit the progress form there as you build you confidence and upgrade to a mft
Totally different pieces of equipment, one is for proving a circuit is dead, the other (MFT) is used for testing both live and dead installations, how can you upgrade to a MFT? when in reality if you are doing electrical installation work the MFT or other individual test equipment items is a must, in my opinion.














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RDB85

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both the socket &see and the martindale are good bits of kit, but personally i'd go for the Megger. or you could buy a Fluke and have it die and be recalled.
That’s all I’m thinking is they are both £60. Or just pay the extra £50 and get the Megger. As both eBay items are no returns. They are probably okay, it’s just myself worrying that if they don’t work or develop a fault I can’t return them.
 

Andy78

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That’s all I’m thinking is they are both £60. Or just pay the extra £50 and get the Megger. As both eBay items are no returns. They are probably okay, it’s just myself worrying that if they don’t work or develop a fault I can’t return them.
As Spin says, the ebay listings have a best offer option, you could make a cheeky offer of £40 ?
Paypal and ebay both offer buyer protection schemes. If they are not as described you can get a refund.
 
I've got the Martindale jobbie. Very happy with it. Saved me a couple of times where our work permits have stated what I'm about to work on is isolated but turn out it isn't.
 

RDB85

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As Spin says, the ebay listings have a best offer option, you could make a cheeky offer of £40 ?
Paypal and ebay both offer buyer protection schemes. If they are not as described you can get a refund.
Declined my offer if £40. Went back with £50. That’s a good point. Suppose you could get eBay involved if there are issues. Both the Martindale and Socket and See look identical. Which is quite funny.
 

RDB85

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I’ve put and offer on the Martindale. Any idea on the best place for a case for either the Martindale or Megger please?
 

Pete999

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Thanks I was just seeing if anyone knew a retailer that they could recommend that’s all.
Sometimes you have to do the investigating yourself RDB85
 

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