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  1. Keith@SparksFly
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    Hi Guys
    I am just about to buy a MFT and I have run across the Martindale ET4500. It is about £350 cheaper than the comparable Megger or Fluke. I was wondering if anyone has an opinion as to whether it is worth getting the more expensive or if the Martindale does the job.

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    looks like it does all you need. not familiar with matindales. try and get your hands on one and see how it feels.
     
  3. FatAlan
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    Must admit most people seem to talk about Flukes an Meggers but I haven't seen much feedback on Martindale MFTs. I'll probably be looking at getting one next year at some point. Would certainly like to buy British if they're up to standard.
     
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    Thanks mykey. Have been doing a lot of trawling on prices and must admit that unless going for second hand the prices offered by said sponsor appear to be the lowest. Still be nice to get some feedback on the Martindale.
     
  6. unconditional
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    I have the 4000 which i think is almost the same. In a funny way it feels a little more basic than the top end metrel it replaced, like an older car compared to a newer one, but there's nothing lacking, it does all the tricks, they even throw in a remote tip which was a £100+ extra on the metrel, so basically half the price. I think the metrel just did a load of stuff you never used.

    throw the supplied comedy croc clips in the bin they're useless but apart from that can't fault it.
     
  7. FatAlan
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    Are Metrel and Martindale the same but just different branding?
     
  8. Pat H
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    Pat H Don't ask, get an Electrician in.

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    I'm looking at the Martindale 4500 as well its basically the same price new as I'd pay for a used megger.
     
  9. unconditional
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    nope, they use a generic casing that might come from the same supplier but otherwise completely different machines, eg martindale uses banana plugs wheres metrel uses a (not very good) bespoke multipin socket effort.
     
  10. Keith@SparksFly
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    Well, I eventually went for the Martindale and I am really impressed with it (apart from the croc clips), which leave a great deal to be desired. They are inexpensive to change though. The display is clear and contains a great deal of information. Substantially cheaper than the comparable Megger and Fluke, it shapes up really well.
     
  11. Pat H
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    Good. I hope to order one soon. Maybe I'll see if they will throw in some better clips.
     
  12. FatAlan
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    Which crocs did you change to?
     
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