Discussion in 'Central Heating Forum' started by macka09, May 16, 2019.
Discuss Multimeter recommendations? in the Central Heating Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.
hi folks. As the title really. I’m a complete novice on the electrics.
Have you got a combi check ? i.e. Voltage & continuity such as this one.
What sort of work do you do ?
You are likely to use this far more than a multimeter.
Which one lol? I haven’t got anything other than an electrical screwdriver and a volt pen.
You can't carry out safe isolation with either of those, please get a similar checker to HSE GS38 standard, it could save your life.
You can do most of what you need using one & it be kept close at hand rather than the Multi's which normally have to live in a bag / box out of your day to day tools.
I’ve just started installing combis and heat onlys really. Majority of what I do is general plumbing or bathrooms
Fluke for me.
With any tool I buy it is the best I can afford.
fluke here too.
Fluke is a good make, I got my son one similar to this & not too much more than the one above.
Testo has a great one
I bought this one in 2016. About £32 at the time. Made in China but works fine, I'm well pleased with it. Link quotes $$ and says not shipped to UK, but if I remember right I ordered it from Amazon OK. My model looks (very) slightly different but still MS2108A.
Those have an inherent weakness - the cable will fail where it goes into the base of the unit
AVOID this DiLog product is my advice - based on actual experiences.
I've got the fluke 179, had it around 6 years and always been fine.
I can only assume the Flukes have some good points to justify the ~ £200 cost. My MS2108A does the usual things and measures high AC and DC current as well. Doesn't do low current through the leads, but I've not needed that.
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