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Topic Title: recommend me a voltage/continuity tester that will withstand life on site....
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Created On: 21 August 2012 06:53 PM
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 30 August 2012 08:15 PM
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Hi everyone

Sorry for delay in replying - just been super, super busy with work.

anyway, I have just ordered myself a shiny new Fluke T5 600 - can't wait til it arrives!

many thanks for all your suggestions

Zs - I'm good thanks - how's the new job going?? Are you missing being on site? Last week I had to cut a floorboard near a toilet..... old man's house....... yeuch - all I could smell was burning urine! Lovely!
 30 August 2012 08:30 PM
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I've got the martindale one, works fine for voltage. Two of my guys have the fluke ones (can't remember which model) and they have survived well in our world of muck and feathers.

Don't really do continuity, if it's got to that stage I've probably gone for the fluke DMM or the megger mft

 31 August 2012 04:20 PM
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Originally posted by: BrucieBonus

So, tried the Steinel one

So far so good - but now the catch for the batteries has busted and won't lock - so it won't work. Tried to repair it, but want it to be properly OK as my life might depend on it!

Originally posted by: Zs

For continuity, I use a steinel multi thing ( I don't know, it is black and has a button on it) but it does voltage and continuity etc. and I wish it only did continuity.

Hi BB, I use the steinel mentioned above, and I must say I have found it to be good and tough as old boots chucked in my tool box, no problems with the battery cover (though just discovered it's phase rotation function last week after a good few years of use! ). Zs mentions that a wish was it only did continuity, but if it's the same model then the unit will signal continuity in a circuit upto and including 0.5Mohm, which can give some perplexing results if trying to cont. check cables in situ! An old school battery and loud buzzer is best for informal continuity checks, especially if you are working alone.


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