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  1. bigdan
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    Hi all,

    new to the whole "voltage tester" thing im not sure what the good quality yet inexpensive brands are.
    Have you had, or known of anyone to have experience with CEM? DI-logic and martindale?

    Im looking for a voltage tester that isnt going to draw much more than 5mA and thus not tripping the RCD off..?

    many thanks
     
  2. telectrix
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    loads on ebay. best going for a well known make fluke, marty, di-log. as long as they comply and do the job
     
  3. Amp David
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    Does good quality and inexpensive really go together?
     
  4. JASON
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    Not really.

    I have just renewed my Fluke with a Di-Log.

    Near enough identical but a whole load cheaper.

    Not sure of its longevity yet though.
     
  5. bigdan
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    lol ok as near to as poss then. :)
    so best not to go with CEM then?

    As said, wanted one that only draws like 5mA as some flukes have been known to draw 15mA and set of RCDs...anyone used di logic/martys and found these to be ok (dont set off RCDs)

    cheers
     
  6. pennywise
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    Going to be doing the same thing my fluke T140 gave out on me after a year and a half :mad: so Di-log replacement is coming shortly and the tripping out of the RCD thing is bloody annoying:mad: . I only use it for the continuity buzzer for belling cables out quickly instead of having to unpack the megger. The rest of the time I use the 4 neon marty bullet proof and just keeps going:)
     
  7. SirKit Breaker
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    The fluke i use does set off RCD's but if you follow the instructions properly it doesn't..........but i keep forgetting
     
  8. JASON
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    Chaps, to avoid tripping the RCD its first one on, last one off :)
     
  9. Dazzol2009
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    Hi Guys could you repeat the instructions to stop rcd tripping using my fluke t140
     
  10. LeckyBill
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    i got a dialog neva had a trip with it
     
  11. davethsparky
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    Dilog ones will take out 10mA RCDs quite happily, and a 30mA if you have a bit much background leakage in the installation.
     
  12. amlu
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    i have a extech, got it around a year now, can recommend it.
    does voltage, resistance and continuity with a buzzer.
    there also is a non contact voltage detection, coming handy every now and then.
    never tripped any rcd.
    30 quid you cant go wrong.

    Extech 381676 Pen DMM with Non Contact Voltage Detector
     
  13. Andy78
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  14. Jay Sparks
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    Combi-volt are a good set. I have the dual ones that show voltage in led and on the LCD display. They never trip the rcd and I've had them fir over 4 years and the only thing that's gine wrong is that I caught the lead in a door and nicked the insulation slightly (dont know how that happened, it was that quick) lol.

    Bit of tape and there ok.lol
     
  15. sparkdog
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    Always used a Martindale,no trouble at all.Only indicates voltage though.
     
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