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  1. JaegerZero1984
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    JaegerZero1984 EF Member

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    I have got a new Mt1720 Megger tester and it measures to 999 Megohms. the old one my boss loaned out to me and my assesment testers only go up to 299 Megohms. Why do they go so high now?
     
  2. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    because they can.
    i have a megger IR/continuity tester ( forgot the model no.) that reads on IR in Gig ohms.
     
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  3. JaegerZero1984
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    JaegerZero1984 EF Member

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    so its not to comply with new regs or anything its just a manufacture quirk.
     
  4. DPG
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    DPG Electrician's Arms

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    Just different manufacturers with different ideas. And don't forget, the accuracy at then top end of the scale may not be as good as down at the 'reasonable end'. They could design the machine to read up to 999G if they wanted, but obviously as the range gets higher, it is more and more difficult to design the electronics to do it, and there's no real point in day to day electrical testing.
     
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  5. Moley
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    Moley Active EF Member

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    We use Chauvin Arnoux 5kv units that measures to 10T
     
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  6. DPG
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    DPG Electrician's Arms

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    Tommy topper
     
  7. telectrix
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    10 tons.
     
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  8. Adam W
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    Adam W Electrician's Arms

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    This seems to have turned into a willy waving contest.
    I used to use a Kewtech KT65 which tests at 250v up to 199MΩ; and at 500v up to 900MΩ, not that I consider it anything to shout about :cool:
     
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  9. ruston
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    Unless you are hanging on to the probes at the time. o_O
     
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  10. ipf
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    ipf Trusted Advisor

    Give him an old wind up...…..he's good at that!;)
     
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  11. Paignton pete
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    Paignton pete Regular EF Member

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    The kt64 goes up to 1999 mega ohms at 500v test. But I'm not bragging.

    I normally put greater than 199 meg on cert if it goes over that to save on the extra ink used to write the other 9
     
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  12. elsparko
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    elsparko Regular EF Member

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    one of my college tutours had a deep yorkshire accent, he also wore a bumbag, had a ponytail, had a constant look like he was surprised

    so obviously in the workshop when words like "megger" "copper" "pliers" "cutters" i would mimic him, got chased around with the tester for a bit but he couldnt catch me , so he got himself a bit of pvc conduit and started hitting me with it.

    **** got serious, i told him he had a few seconds to rethink what he was doing otherwise he would be seeing the inside of an ambulance very shortly.
     
  13. Adam W
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    Adam W Electrician's Arms

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    199MΩ is plenty; >199MΩ is perfectly adequate. Anything more is just showing off.
     
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  14. ipf
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    >1000...…:p
     
  15. Moley
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    Moley Active EF Member

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    No one would notice if I waved that about :oops:
     
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