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  1. RDB85
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    RDB85 Regular EF Member

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    Liverpool
    I am building up my tool collection, slowly, we have done safe isolation, on our course, so I was looking to buy a Voltage Tester. But I know the Fluke ones have had a recall. But I have seen these two:

    Fluke T150 Voltage and Continuity Tester - Edwardes - https://www.edwardes.co.uk/en/products/fluke-t150-voltage-continuity-tester

    Megger Electricians Two Pole Voltage Tester - https://www.its.co.uk/pd/TPT320-Megger-Electricians-Two-Pole-Voltage-Tester-_MEGTPT320.htm

    They both look very similar but which would you go for? I will also need a proving unit which is here:

    Megger Electricians Proving Unit - https://www.its.co.uk/pd/MPU690-Megger-Electricians-Proving-Unit-_MEGMPU690.htm
     
  2. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    [​IMG] i have this .good v/tester .
     
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Oxfordshire
    I had the di-log ^^^ one. The lead came free from the main body after a year.

    Wouldn't worry about the Fluke recall; least they've identified the fault and gone about the recall. I just received my replacement.
     
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    SparkyChick Making a banana smoothy for my fave gorilla Staff Member Moderator

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    I have a Fluke T150 (currently at Fluke for the recall) and a T90. They are both great units, but I love the T150. It has been abused and lasted well but did finally succumb to the fault that triggered the recall.

    I have a Socket and See proving unit, I found it was cheaper than the likes of Megger etc. but works great.
     
  5. Zdb
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    Zdb Regular EF Member

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    Fluke T6-1000
     
  6. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Berkshire
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    Wilko Electrics
    On the US currency is written "In God We Trust" and let me just say, this is the one tool that we must trust to always be right.

    I have a Kewtech tester and prover - it's been perfect for 3 years, but that Megger does looook verrry nice (can you tell I want one?).
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    go for the Megger. at least it's not JCB yellow.
     
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  8. Strima
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    Strima Electrician's Arms

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    St Neots
    We use them in work, not bad but all the probe tips have gone missing...
     
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  9. BruvDunk
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    BruvDunk Installation Electrician, Maint Electrician, EC&I

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    Megger does look nice.
    Always used the flukes and had no issues...
     
  10. RDB85
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    RDB85 Regular EF Member

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    Liverpool
    The Megger does look nice. I will see what offers there are on the Fluke. What’s the difference between the Fluke models?
     
  11. MDJ
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    MDJ The Muppet Police Forum Mentor

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    I personally hate fluke but that is me, I would go with the Meggar myself, JMO.
     
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  12. Powellm
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    Powellm Regular EF Member

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    I've got a fluke 117 great bit of kit if you have somewhere to put it ie a bench the amount of times I've had to let it dangle. I'd go for a pen style as they are very easy to read from if you have no croc clips. (Stop stealing by croc clips!!!)
     
  13. RDB85
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    RDB85 Regular EF Member

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    Liverpool
    I was going to look at a Multimeter but I don’t have the cash for one right now. I thought a voltage indicator would be a great start.
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    Telectrix
    i had a fluke T5-1000. on continuity it was less accurate than a piece of wet string.
     
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  15. RDB85
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    RDB85 Regular EF Member

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    Liverpool
    I’ve decided to go for the Megger. It looks a nice piece of kit. I’m sure it will last many years.

    On the subject of Multimeter, are they worth getting or would it be better saving for a MFT?
     
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