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  1. Chris86
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    Chris86 Regular EF Member

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    Hello All,

    Just wondering which types of tester probes you all use for testing on Wago connectors?

    The probes on my MFT and multimeter do not fit through the small hole incorporated in the connector for testing. I am using a very fine needle type probe at the moment but would prefer something a bit more robust.

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks and ATB

    Chris
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    root out a spare probe/lead and grind the point down.
     
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  3. Paignton pete
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    Paignton pete Regular EF Member

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    Kewteck produce a extra skinny test probe for this. I had problems finding them so contacted Kewteck direct and they sent them to me free of charge.
    There brill.

    I do like the Kewteck tester and accessories.
     
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  4. Andy78
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    If your voltage indicator has removable boots, taking them off usually gets the probes in. Watch your fingers ;)
     
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  5. Murdoch
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    What test are you trying to do?
     
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  6. Chris86
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    Chris86 Regular EF Member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I did think about grinding down an old probe, nice to know it's how someone else would do it.

    My voltage indicator does the job perfectly, it's when I come to test using my MFT that the problem starts.

    Test wise, the most common one is ZS on lighting circuits with neutrel at the switch and ceiling lights that are difficult to reach or have had the earth not connected/cut off.

    ATB

    Chris
     
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  7. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    so short out L-E at the light ( power off, of course) then use method #2 as portrayed by richard burns .

    High current Zs test with RCD.jpg
     
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  8. Marcus Vaughan
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    Marcus Vaughan Regular EF Member

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    I’m interested in getting hold of some of those super skinny kewtech leads.

    But where from?

    I can’t find them anywhere.

    I find it odd that such things are not readily available?
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2018
  9. Paignton pete
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    Paignton pete Regular EF Member

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    Contact Kewteck direct.
     
  10. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Earth from a 1mm T+E wrapped around the probe that's too big.....
     
  11. chris gray
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    chris gray Electrician's Arms

    Gs88 our the window
     
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    Simonslimline Electrician's Arms

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