what tester????

Postby colemanc78 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:43 pm

can anyone recommend a tester for domestic installations? what are alphatech like? it's going for about 435, is that good?
Rank: Apprentice
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:02 pm


Simply Build It

Postby sparx » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:15 pm

Depends on which model I used to have an alphatech 2120 or some such, I just gave it away!...
Ok except it has a 'no- trip' range for testing loop impedance without tripping RCD, it worked but readings were totally meaningless, as it tests at a very low current to not cause trip slightest resistance caused hugely pessimistic results.
tried 'Fluke' binocular shaped offering but found so many function buttons to operate each time drove my made, needed to keep looking up book .
Now settled for megger MFT1502, the latest version even better, logical rotary selector switch, easy'
usuall disclaimers & spare test leads IE 'megger expensive'
Regards sparx
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 2166
Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:33 pm
Location: The fifth continent.

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!


  • Related Topics