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  • 2013 Electrical Times Awards - The Winner is the Metrel MI3125 BT Eurotest Combo Tester

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    Winning an award is not easy, but against hard competition at the recent 2013 Electrical Times award held in London, The Metrel MI3125 BT Eurotest Combo Multifunction tester took the top prize in its category, the most "Innovative Test & Measurement Product of the Year".

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  • Test-Meter.co.uk goes responsive!!!

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    Today we launch our new responsive web site! We've made buying test meters and electrical test equipment even easier no matter what type of device you browse our web site with. With our new responsive web site you can browse on tablets, iPhones, iPads, Android devices and PC's and our site will respond and adjust to best suit your display size. Thousands of our customers have already bought 17th edition test equipment on our old web site with their mobile devices, but we've listened to feedback and made it even easier for everyone. Navigation and reading should be easier now on smaller displays and you can now buy using PayPal. If you encounter any teething problems, please let us know on this blog or 0113 248 9966. Happy shopping!

  • Top Ten Questions When Buying a PAT Tester

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    With a huge number of models and a seemingly never-ending list of features to choose between, it can be a confusing business selecting a new PAT Tester.

    Thankfully Test-Meter.co.uk is here to help with a list of quick-fire questions to ask yourself before taking the plunge:

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  • Comparative Review: FLIR E4, FLIR C2 and FLIR TG165

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    Infrared thermography has been used for decades by skilled, trained users in a huge range of applications, from structural surveying of buildings through to electromechanical fault diagnosis, from tracking wild animals to clandestine military activities.

    Ask any seasoned thermographer and they’ll regale you with tales of expensive, finicky equipment that had to be treated with kid gloves, was bulky and chomped through batteries. It wasn’t long ago that thermographic cameras had their own specialised on-board cooling systems. Continue reading

  • Test-Meter launches “A Buyers Guide To PAT Testers” video

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    Here at Test-Meter.co.uk, we understand that the world of PAT testing equipment can be a confusing one. With so many makes, models and accessories on offer, choosing the right tester can be a daunting task, especially if you’re new to the industry.

    With this in mind, we’ve created a helpful video guide for buying a new PAT tester, specifically focusing on those ranging between £190 and £300

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  • Megger MFT1700 Series: Overview Of Multifunction Installation Testers

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    Introduction

    Originally launched at the start of 2011, the Megger MFT1700 series of multifunction tester (MFT) has arguably established itself as the benchmark of multifunctional installation testers within the UK.

    The range now includes four models with the recent addition of the MFT1735 that not only boasts an extensive earth resistance test specification, but also upholds Megger’s user-friendly design ethos.

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  • Megger MFT1700 Series: Is The MFT1710 Right For Me?

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    The MFT1710 Multifunction Tester

    The Megger MFT1710 is the entry-level tester within the range. Similar to the other models within the series, the MFT1710 offers a 200mA automatic start continuity test that is great for extensive R1+R2 testing and end to end ring final circuit tests.

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  • Megger MFT1700 Series: Is The MFT1720 Right For Me?

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    Megger MFT1720 Multifunction Tester

    The Megger MFT1720 is one of the most popular testers within the range. Domestic installers wanting to protect themselves against future three-phase installation work will consider the MFT1720, as will any engineer conducting EICR’s or undertaking volumes of domestic and commercial installation work.

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  • Megger MFT1700 Series: Are The MFT1730 & MFT1730 Onsite Right For Me?

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    Megger MFT1730 and Megger MFT1730 Onsite Multifunction Testers

    Suitable for almost any electrical installation testing, the MFT1730 onsite offers a comprehensive specification. With consumers demanding a tester suitable for all scenarios, this model has become the most popular tester within the range. As the MFT1720 offers a very staple specification, the MFT1730 only offers a few additional, but critical specification tweaks.

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  • Megger MFT1700 Series: Is The MFT1735 Right For Me?

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    Megger MFT1735 Multifunction Tester

    The Megger MFT1735 is very similar to the Megger MFT1730, but with additional earth resistance testing capabilities. It is important to note that the following features included on the MFT1720 and the MFT1730 are not included on this model:

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  • FREE Megger TPT320 Voltage Tester With Megger MFT1720 For A Limited Time

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    The Megger MFT1720 is one of the most popular testers within the Megger MFT17XX range. Domestic installers who might undertake future three-phase installation work will consider the MFT1720, as will any engineer conducting EICR’s or undertaking volumes of domestic and commercial installation work. In short, The Megger MFT1720 is a great all round multifunction tester suitable for domestic, commercial and some industrial electrical installations. Continue reading

  • Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Points and Testing

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    The common misconception of a lack of electric vehicle charging points in the UK is the prime argument for reasons against investing in an electric vehicle.

    If truth be told, there are currently 1,500 public EV charging points across the UK. And with the government investing £30m into eight pilot regions, this number is expected to increase to 8,500 over the coming years. Continue reading

  • Getting To Grips With Megger’s MFT 1701 Range Of Multifunction Testers

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    April 2016 saw the arrival of a new batch of Megger multifunction testers. The untrained eye won’t spot any aesthetical or ergonomic differences between the existing MFT1700 series and the 2016 units, however the newer models offer additional, valuable testing features at very competitive prices. Continue reading

  • Seaward Solar PV200 - PV Testing and I-V Curve Analysis

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    Regular inspection and testing of a Solar PV installation not only qualifies that the system remains electrically safe for continued use, but that it operates as efficiently as originally intended.

    The IET guidance note (Code of Practice for Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic Systems) provides engineers with a more user-friendly approach to installing and maintaining a PV system than that of BS EN 62446; the international standard upon which the guidance note is based. Continue reading

  • Introducing the Megger DLRO100 range

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    A new addition to an impressive line-up of low resistance ohmmeters, the Megger DLRO100 series is comprised of three instruments; each model available as a mains powered unit or as a battery/mains powered unit.

    The most advanced model is capable of remote operation, asset tagging, communicating wirelessly using Bluetooth and is also DualGround compatible for additional safety. These features coupled with a CAT IV 600VAC/500VDC safety rating and IP54 protection against dust and water ingress position the DLRO100 as a stalwart benchmark for any opposition in the market. Continue reading

  • A brief history of Ducters and low resistance testing

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    The word DUCTER was registered by Evershed & Vignoles in 1908 – a shortened version of ‘conductor tester’ that has since evolved into an adjective; similar to HOOVERing a floor or MEGGERing an electrical cable.

    Evershed & Vignoles developed the original ‘Ducter’ and were one of the companies that evolved into Megger. Interestingly, Evershed & Vignoles also developed the World’s first high resistance ohmmeter in 1889.

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  • My Megger multifunction tester will not successfully trip RCDs when I come to complete RCD tests. Am I doing something wrong?

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    This is a common question that is answered often by our technical support department. The solution below applies to the Megger MFT1710, 1711, 1720, 1721, 1730, 1731 and 1735.

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  • FREE Seaward PV200 Webinar Demonstration

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    Throughout October 2016, Seaward Solar are offering free webinar demonstrations that will showcase the features of the new Seaward PV200 photovoltaic tester and IV curve tracer in detail.

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  • A Brand New Test-Meter Calibration Laboratory

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    Test-Meter.co.uk is proud to announce the opening of our brand new calibration laboratory. The state-of-the-art facility opened on 12th January 2018 and houses an expanded team and updated equipment. These new facilities will allow greater calibration capacity, improved express turnaround options and ‘calibrate while you wait’ capability. The new laboratory is located on the same road as our distribution centre so we will continue to offer our efficient delivery and collection service in partnership with DPD alongside next-day delivery on new equipment ordered with a personalised calibration certificate.

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