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Hello,

Im a domestic installer looking for a quality multifunctional tester. Which one should I go for?

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Guest123

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Hey.

Megger MFT 1552 or if you're flush a 1553.

A few guys on here use them, myself included and never had any bother with it.

Reasonable price too.
 
i have had a 1552 for a while now and cant fault it the only problems have been operator error:D
the eli readings on the no trip scale are usually a bit higher than on the hi scale and can vary if you test the same point a couple of times
 
I do a lot of testing and use a Megger MFT 1552, it's worth it for the RCD Auto test alone. Also, when you leave it on 'Ohms' and stick it on the mains, it doesn't go 'POP'.
If I had to moan, battery life could be better and getting a PFC means doing another ELI test, that's it.
 

lurch

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this subject interests me also. I would like to see some feed back from users of other testers ie. Kew tech , Robin or Fluke for a start. . . .
 
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Spudnik

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Have to admit that i have always used my trusty old Robin testers and i think im kinda stuck in my ways.

Used these when training all them years ago!
 
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kung

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Hi i use a kewtech KT61 costs £350 in screwfix and cheaper at wilts electrical its a good tester but should have got the KT64 as the 61 although good and small dont do pfc so calc needed thats not the prob but hasnt got trip lock on efli test and has a fixed 500v ir test voltage which is a pain as cant do selv/pelv etc having said that its still good and cheap small and lite.
Regards
Kung.
p.s. Never used megger but looks a good tester or socket n see and fluke etc.
 
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Spudnik

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Hi i use a kewtech KT61 costs £350 in screwfix and cheaper at wilts electrical its a good tester but should have got the KT64 as the 61 although good and small dont do pfc so calc needed thats not the prob but hasnt got trip lock on efli test and has a fixed 500v ir test voltage which is a pain as cant do selv/pelv etc having said that its still good and cheap small and lite.
Regards
Kung.
p.s. Never used megger but looks a good tester or socket n see and fluke etc.
Get a Robin. You know you want to.:D
 
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kung

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ok ! i ent never been one for an argument !
 
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securityvillage

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Fluke 1653 here and I love it. Have used Megger 1552 at college and it's also a great machine. Just biased though cos always been a Fluke fan
 

lurch

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mmmm, looks like megger has got the majority vote. Ok so any body know the most cost effective supplier?
 
fluke 1653...really good piece of kit now i got the hang of it, few problems at the start but it was down to user error. tech support was pretty good too.Also has phase rotation which is a requirement for the NIC.:)
 
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Spudnik

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fluke 1653...really good piece of kit now i got the hang of it, few problems at the start but it was down to user error. tech support was pretty good too.Also has phase rotation which is a requirement for the NIC.:)
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