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  1. Matthew
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    Matthew EF Member

    Evening all... Looking for some advice buying my first MFT - got my inspect amd test after Xmas.

    Looking at the usual 2nd hand auction sites (cant afford new) and looking at under 300.

    Think i have narrowed it down to-

    Kewtech KT64.
    Fluke 1653
    Metrel MI3000.
    Not really looked at megger.

    Any opinions - guidance/suggestions? Thanks
     
  2. Fitzy
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    Fitzy Newly Qualified Sparky

    Location:
    Redhill
    Business Name:
    DF Electrical Services
    I got both my kewtech KT64 &KT65 from eBay. The KT65 was from testermans-uk on eBay, they sell refurbished & calibrated used MFT’s.
     
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  3. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Forum Mentor

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    Harlow Essex
    I like the Metrel MI3000.
    Comes with rechargeable battery and is very easy to use.
    Only drawback, is it does not test type B RCDs.

    The cost of a new one, is less than a 2nd hand Megger.
     
  4. Andy78
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    Andy78 Respected Member

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    Kingston upon Hull
    I've been using a MI3000 for 6 years now. Got it as a cheap MFT with a view to upgrading to a better one eventually. Not yet seen a need to. It had a set of new rechargeables last year and that's about it. Passes every calibration with no adjustments needed.
     
  5. kropaske
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    kropaske Regular EF Member

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    Feltham
    +1 for Metrel mi3000, evertime I get it calibrated the guy is very impressed how accurate it is.
    Downside - it work as 3 wire for loop tests on Z(rcd)
    If you looking for second hand one look for blue with black or grey frame, yellow ones were the oldest models.
     
  6. chris gray
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    chris gray Electrician's Arms

    I like fluke for the test button on the lead
     
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  7. sparkdog
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    sparkdog sparkdog Electrician's Arms

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    Sunny Sussex
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    C MacRae Electrical
    Martindale ET4000 I find it really good. 3 wire loop& rcd test but got used to it.
     
  8. TonyMitchell
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    TonyMitchell Electrician's Arms

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    If you buy a second hand MFT from an auction site, ensure it has a recent calibration certificate and a legible serial number (ask for a photo to verify). If a private seller, look at their sales history and that it stacks up with their reason for sale. In other words, do everything you can to ensure you're not buying something hot. Better still if you can buy a second hand unit from a forum member.
     
  9. Matthew
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    Matthew EF Member

    Thanks - i have put an ad in the wanted on this forum so hopefully someone will have something!
     
  10. suffolkspark
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    suffolkspark Electrician's Arms

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    I bought my KT63 for like £360 brand new, ive compared it to a mates kt64... Only thing i can see it doesnt do is phase rotation...
     
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  11. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

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    Sulis Electrical Services Ltd
    Have to admit i quite like the kt63. Its a quick and reliable tester. I have the kt64dl myself.
    When i took it into be calbrated i borrowed a Dilog MFT and was actually quite impressed with how good it was.
    I think we fall into a trap too easily of going for megget, kewtech, fluke etc..
    The martindale and robbin ones are quite good too.
     
  12. MFS Electrical
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    MFS Electrical Forum Mentor

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    Scotland, Inverclyde, Greenock
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    MFS Electrical
    I like the meggers I’ve always had a megger and they’ve never let me down currently got a 1720, a 1730 and another-1741 I think? did have an old 1553 still kicking about but sold it locally a few months back. I have tried other brands but to me meggers are pretty much the best.
     
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  13. Zdb
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    Zdb Regular EF Member

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    Don't think it does RCD ramp testing either.
     
  14. Matthew
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    Matthew EF Member

  15. suffolkspark
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    suffolkspark Electrician's Arms

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    suffolk
    It does
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2018
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