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  1. wildwest
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    wildwest Active EF Member

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    They got this new tester behind the counter at CEF, its a fancy looking MFT that says it does power quality analysis. Heres a link to the blurb.
    So I haven't had any experience with TIS gear, to me the red and black makes it look a bit UniT MeterM8 ish but close up the thing looks quite good. Made in Italy. It's so new there are no reviews on the net, but there is one for sale half price at cash converters on ealing broadway.
    Now I have a hankering to know what harmonic s to the 25th look like.
    Should I keep on saving for a proper PQA. What does the wizdom of the mass mind have to say on the subject of TIS and fancy testers.
     
  2. wildwest
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    wildwest Active EF Member

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    My favorite brand of tester is evershed & vignoles but I take flukes out in field.
     
  3. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    for that price you has well go for a Megger then a fiat car.:rolleyes:
    made in Italy .
     
  4. wildwest
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    wildwest Active EF Member

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    Italian cars are famous, some of them are quite good.
     
  5. MFS Electrical
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    MFS Electrical Electrician's Arms

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    Dunno looks good but why especially when you make spelling mistakes etc in your own promotion up to the 25! ? Maybe the 25th! ? And a hareness for hands free operation what’s that then? Most online scams can be spotted with poor grammar and bad spelling maybe they are good but if they can’t get their own website right maybe not:rolleyes: ps I’ve had tis test lamps for about 10 years now even ran them over with the van and they are still superb...
     
  6. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    a few years back the alpha romeroos were good at the time and started to look like a rust bucket after a bit .but would I trust a multi tester not heard about..no
    Megger for me always ,sorry .
     
  7. wildwest
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    wildwest Active EF Member

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    I asked for opinions so no need to be sorry Buzz.
    My trusty megger has been retired since the casing started coming apart after a nasty fall.
    tis test lamp rugged and still superb after 10 years, cheers MFS
     
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  8. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Trusted Advisor

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    My experience of Italian motorcycles and cars, is that the electrics are rubbish.
    Would I buy an Italian MFT that’s more expensive than a Megger, Fluke or Metrel?
    No!
     
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  9. MFS Electrical
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    MFS Electrical Electrician's Arms

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    I’m liking the features on this but I’d still buy a megger any day of the week though...
     
  10. wildwest
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    It is the power quality analysis features that interest me. I've been looking for a PQA to study on, but justifing the cost of a new one when it may not earn its keep for a while. I've been looking at the chauvin arnoux pel103 as well.
    This TIS being an MFT , I could use it for regular installation and maintanance jobs as well as probing the harmonics on PV and LED arrays.
    So half of the cost replaces number 2 meter which is a bit sad with its casing split open after jumping off the high steps.
    I hope to meet the TIS rep soon and see if they will let me have a proper go on it.
    But I have a nagging doubt, the blurb says
    " Power quality analysis of single-phase or balanced 3 phase systems".
    I'm thinking I might be more concerned about what is going on in unbalanced 3 phase systems.
    Imagine what the the chief will say were I to say we really need one of these to be sure of complying with 313.1 or 551.5.2

    Kewtech KEW6310
    Fluke 435
    Megger MPQ1000

    My mate had a Bennelli 900, it was pretty good.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2018
  11. Brian Sinclair
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    Brian Sinclair New EF Member

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    TIS pretend to be manufacturers of test equipment but basically they are just clever salespeople living on the back of other peoples designs and cheap imports. I find it somewhat misleading that they dont admit this. The instrument you are talking about is made by HT instruments in Italy and can be found here GSC60 tester or all electrical safety tests and Power Quality analysis | HT Instruments - https://www.ht-instruments.com/en/products/power-quality-analyzers/touch-screen-display/gsc60/

    They just have it badged in their name, the rest of their range are poor quality Chinese imports that can be bought from this company 华盛昌 - http://www.cem-instruments.com/en/

    There are only two UK manufacturers Megger and Fluke, the rest are sub standard immitations
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2018 at 11:15 PM
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