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  1. robbalaar86
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    Ok guys I've been offered a socket and see part p kit for 150 quid I need it to gain registration to stroma are they useful or not worth it? Appreciate your thoughts
     
  2. Archy Styrigg
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  3. robbalaar86
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    Kind of mate it's a set though PDRC 380 Rcd tester

    PDL 300 Loop tester

    DIT 400 Insulation continuity tester
    Just wondered if they were any good
     
  4. oldtimer
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    These are issued to BG guys were they either get a red fail or green pass led for a Ze but me thinks you need a tester that gives you a reading I think Metrel does a budget tester
     
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  5. robbalaar86
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    Thanks for that info mate ill look a little deeper into it before I part with my cash
     
  6. oldtimer
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    Look at the site sponsor you can get a Metrel multi tester for £335 plus vat and dont get caught up with brand names because like Trigger says "Look after your broom.................."
     
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  7. robbalaar86
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    The only thing is money is tight but I will do a bit more research into what's best for my pocket and career. Cheers for the help mate
     
  8. oldtimer
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    Listen this is not a lecture here but being stingy on your tester will only cause you grief down the road if you can spend £400 on a new I phone then get a decent tester if not then your approach to this trade will not benefit you
     
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  9. robbalaar86
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    I appreciate any advice mate especially if a slap round the face is needed I'm not one for expensive phones I have a contract that's the only reason I have an iphone. I am looking at a megger mft 1552 now second hand but 12 month calibration cert with it. Cheers for the advice
     
  10. telectrix
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    best tester ever made IMO.dead esy to use. how much is it?
     
  11. robbalaar86
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    It's 250 mate how much do you think it's worth?
     
  12. telectrix
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    £250 and calibrated. snap his hand off. only thing i don't like about the megger is the case. mine's been transferred to a flight case with plenty of space for leads etc.
     
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  13. oldtimer
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    Yep the case is pants thats why I carry my Megger 1553 around in a Fluke carry case cost me £28 and worth every penny told the Megger rep but he did not get it as for the old megger case its free to anyone who pays the postage
     
  14. telectrix
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    i use my old megger case for my smaller test gear.
     
  15. oldtimer
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    I refuse to use it as it bangs against my leg as I go upstairs plus the Fluke case looks and is the biz as you can store all of your lead without having to tuck them in unlike the Megger box it also holds a lot of my nick knacks leads etc plus you can use it as a seat at the CU and its good to carry.

    Still Megger rep not happy that I have a 1553 in a bright yellow Fluke case with FLUKE emblazed on both sides lol
     
  16. bigbaddave
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    For £150 look for a Meterl 61557. Does everything you would need to test. I still use mine that i got 3 years ago for £170
     
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  17. oldtimer
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    Sorry mate that wont wash I just got my I phone because of the contract My phone contract was £22 a month and a new phone every 2-3 years I got the same deal but no new phone for £11 a month so that I can have a very nice Megger 1553 that allows me to do my job professionally . Remember its all about self discapline if you want to make a living out of this your priorities are towards the business yes its nice to have gadgets but an I phone wont give you a Ze reading anytime soon
     
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  18. trev
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    Only a matter of time before there's an app for that. :)
     
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  19. amlu
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    whoah, you don`t even need a proper tester for stroma registration?
     
  20. robbalaar86
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    where did you get it from mate
     
  21. Robotstar5
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    ebay's a good place to look, just don't get carried away with the bidding, there will always be another one along :D

    Picked up a 61557 for £75 without leads, waited a couple of weeks and a new set of Metrel leads for £25
     
  22. Johnuk
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    that is funny people say they have no money to buy things. but they have a new iphone with a contact for 30 to 60 pounds a mouth
     
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  23. robbalaar86
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    that is funny people say they have no money to buy things. but they have a new iphone with a contact for 30 to 60 pounds a mouth

    I have an iPhone yes, but I also have a baby boy who came a long unexpectedly just as I brought it and I pay 28 quid a month. Don't understand why your chipping in with negativity at least the other advice was constructive.
     
  24. robbalaar86
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    Cheers robot although I'm winning a megger at the moment fingers crossed
     
  25. telectrix
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    mine's only 50p/month ..

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  26. oldtimer
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    Robbalaar86 don't take it personally but in my view you say you want a tester but don't have much money yet as I have said countless times on this forum if you want to be good at what you do you need to be professional and discaplined and its down to priorities yes by all means get a Socket & See led indicator tester then when you have a problem and don't think you will get much help if you say red or green instead of a Zs of ?.?? ohms.

    Now yes we all no doubt would like a nice I Phone,I Tablet, Top of the range car,Holidays abroad but remember its the tools in the bag and the tester in the box that pays for all of it but if you go cheap then is it any wonder if you have problems
     
  27. trev
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    Come on guys he was asking our advice on test gear so he is looking at things the right way. Whether or not he's got an iphone/ipad/iron is neither here nor there
     
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  28. robbalaar86
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    I appreciate that old timer thing is you have it easy then it changes now I'm not having it so easy and wish I'd never entered into a contract for my phone however the rest of my money goes on rent council tax and my little boy so I am a little tight and don't have that much to throw around we all make mistakes. The thread was to ask you older guys your advice on testers not financial advice on my personal wealth. I appreciate constructive advice.
     
  29. telectrix
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    so buy that 1552 for £250. it will do all you want and you can't buy a better MFT.
     
  30. amlu
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    if you need a tester but dont have much money spare then kewtech kt61 or robin 1620, you can get second hand on ebay for less than £100. calibration will cost you 50 quid and you will have a reliable tester that does the job.
     
  31. Guest55
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    socket & see = the fisher price of the test instrument world.
    ;-)
     
  32. oldtimer
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    As I say its not personal and I wish you all the best plus I would say the same and have done in the past not because I get off on it but if I am to help and contribute on this forum then I look for basic standards don't get me wrong you don't have to live and breathe electrics but if you are to progress you need to apply yourself when you are doing it and the better and more confident you get the better you will get on especially for your wee boy.
     
  33. Archy Styrigg
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    I'm going to trade my Fluke in for a set and the kids can do my testing for me.
     
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  34. Guest55
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    they'll need the speak & spell / etchascketch units as well for the full test range.
    ;-)
     
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