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  1. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    hi folks. As the title really. I’m a complete novice on the electrics.
     
  2. chris watkins

    chris watkins Plumber

    Have you got a combi check ? i.e. Voltage & continuity such as this one.
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    What sort of work do you do ?
    You are likely to use this far more than a multimeter.
     
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  3. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    Which one lol? I haven’t got anything other than an electrical screwdriver and a volt pen.
     
  4. chris watkins

    chris watkins Plumber

    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.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2019 at 9:25 PM
  5. macka09

    macka09 Plumber GSR

    I’ve just started installing combis and heat onlys really. Majority of what I do is general plumbing or bathrooms
     
  6. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Fluke for me.
     
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  7. DuncanM

    DuncanM Plumber GSR

    With any tool I buy it is the best I can afford.
     
  8. Stu-B

    Stu-B Member

    fluke here too.
     
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  9. chris watkins

    chris watkins Plumber

    [​IMG]Fluke is a good make, I got my son one similar to this & not too much more than the one above.
     
  10. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    fluke 116
     
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  11. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Testo has a great one
     
  12. fixitflav

    fixitflav Active Member

    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.
    http://www.amazon.com/MS2108A-Range...qid=1443188314&sr=1-7&keywords=dc+clamp+meter
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  13. Murdoch

    Murdoch Active Member

    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.
     
  14. Craig Watson

    Craig Watson Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I've got the fluke 179, had it around 6 years and always been fine.
     
  15. fixitflav

    fixitflav Active Member

    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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