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    which tester

    so which tester do you carry with you when working on site?

    mine use to be the fluke 87 but i have since retired it for a fluke 76.

    i am considering getting one of these combo tong tester multi meter units

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    I have had my majortech combo tong tester for 6 yrs now and never had problems,and btw it dropped a couple months back from 7 stories and still fine ,and there prices are the best for the qaulity u get.,.,.,.,.

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    i tried a major tech multimeter...but after being spoilt with the fluke multimeters and their long test leads i ended up dumping the major tech one...those short plastic test leads they ome with drove me nuts....maybe i should have rather just spent the money and swopped the leads for the fluke ones...it would have saved me the R5800 i spent getting the fluke 289 instead...and by the way that is a multimeter of note...i have the 189 but having to use the big battery pack for recording and not being able to view the trend on the screen straight away is a huge advantage and time saving feature on the 289

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    I carry a few testers in the vehicle, a Kyoritsu analogue clamp-on ammeter (I think it's a 2600) it gives current, voltage and temperature readings and it's about 20 years old. It's never needed repairs and it's never failed a periodic calibration. Also a Riken hand cranked insulation tester and a Ideal LAN tester with port mapper.
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    MEGGER Multifunctional tester. Cant go wrong.

    Or KEWTECH. Got both and love them both.

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    i have read lots of reports about the megger multifunction installtion tester...i have considered replacing my 1653 with the megger instead of the 1653b ...but i noted that there is a problem with the leads according to uk websites i have read...but will consider buying the equipment directly from the uk...at a fraction of the price you pay in sa...lucky i have family there and they are in the electricial field.

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    I got mine for about 550. Let me know if you are wanting one, I can put you in touch with my old supplier who got mine. He'll do you a good deal if I contacted him first.
    his branch is south west london though.

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    Circuit breaker identification and EL tester allso handy at times.

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    Has anyone of you guys seen or held one of the old vacuum tube multi meters ? I got 4 hand-me-down meters from an old guy that is now 92 years old and amongst others an old Megger and this vacuum tube job.
    I shall take some pics and post these. Makes one very nostalgic looking at these old things.
    Pity he did not think of removing the old batteries ! One meter still had one of the very first leak proof Eveready batteries and did not leak ..
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    When you say vacuum tube, is this a valve tester?
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