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    Kew 6016

    Does anyone have any experience with this compliance tester?

    http://www.major-tech.com/Website/Pr...ProductID=1090

    There is one for sale at a second hand shop for about half the price of a new one.
    Is it a good buy?

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    I don't t know that meter but what I did for the same kind of money was buy a Fluke 1653B from the UK, ship it, pay import tax (it was about R1500) and I got a new meter out of the box for about R12000 (compared to R32000 for the same thing here).

    Worth looking into if you are going to spend that kind of money.

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    The Major-tech is a rebranded Kyoritsu, Japanese manufactured as far as I know. I have Kyoritsu testers I bought many years ago as an apprentice and I highly rate them and still use them for that matter. That said, as Skating Sparks says unless money was no object I would also look at importing your own 17th edition MFT tester from the UK and save yourself a fortune.
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    Can you please direct me to a supplier in the UK for flukes I am in the market for Fluke 1738 and Fluke 289 and Fluke 279FC and Fluke 438 II.

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    http://isswww.co.uk/
    And
    http://www.test-meter.co.uk/
    are two UK companies I've purchased from in the past. Both were great companies to deal with.

    I think both would be happy to ship to SA but I'd suggest you might save on transport/shipping costs if you organize your own courier.
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    Guys,

    Thanks but I don't believe I will save any money.

    I found a brand new Kew 6015 in a pawn shop for R2500. Some really minor corrosion in the battery compartment. How do I know it is new? - the leads were still sealed in plastic bags.

    There is a (also new though I havent seen it) Kew 6016 for R11000 on the East Rand. Still undecided if I should buy it or not.

    I have just bought a Toptronic insulation tester from cash converters/crusaders for R1200. Also almost brand new. Still has the plastic on the meter glass. Spot on accuracy using resistors.

    There are a lot of these things out there for less than half price of new. Especially at pawn shops near casinos on the East Rand!!

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