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Introduction Coil Test Adapter Build and Initial Tests Uh-oh moment Motor Tests A Case for the New Adapter Conclusions   Introduction  This is an update to my original review of the MetraHit Coil motor testing multimeter from Gossen Metrawatt.   MetraHit Coil Motor Testing Multimeter Blog 1   My primary interest in this instrument is the coil test function, that is for detecting inter-turn faults within motor stator windings. On testing a number of ...
Introduction  I decided it was time for me to take a look at another insulation tester. This particular one is from Hioki, the IR4058-20. Previous Insulation Testers Reviewed;   Keysight Insulation Multimeter Failure   Megger MIT420/2 Road Test   Chauvin Arnoux CA6526 Insulation Tester Review   Flir IM75 Insulation Tester Review   Extech MG302 Insulation Tester Review   Di-LOG DL9307 Insulation Tester Review   RS Pro RS-9985 Insulation Tester Review   ...
Introduction Unboxing and Overview Build Quality Performance Tests and Comparison Winding Simulator Tests Motor Tests Conclusions Introduction  I have been utilising the Brymen BM877 alongside the recent MetraHit Coil unit, and with all the extra testing required on the MetraHit, the BM877 was mostly finished testing at the same time, just leaving this blog to write. Previous Insulation Testers Reviewed;   Keysight Insulation Multimeter Failure   Megge ...
Introduction Unboxing and Overview Performance Tests and Comparison Winding Simulator Tests Motor Tests DMM CheckPlus Tests Software Build Quality Conclusions Introduction  Following in from the Sonel MIC-30, which turned out to be a very respectable and capable insulation tester, I have moved over to a manufacturer well known to me in Gossen Metrawatt. Whilst they offer numerous insulation testers, I was particularly attracted to the MetraHit Coil unit t ...
Introduction  After sneaking in a brief review of the RS-9985 Insulation Multimeter from RS Pro, more as a comparison against the other two CEM rebrands, I have moved back into the heavy weight division in the form of the MIC-30 from Sonel. Previous testers reviewed are;   Keysight Insulation Multimeter Failure   Megger MIT420/2 Road Test   Chauvin Arnoux CA6526 Insulation Tester Review   Flir IM75 Insulation Tester Review   Extech MG302 Insulation Tester Review  ...
Introduction  This review is a little different from the insulation tester series, as it is an extension of the reviews on the Extech MG302 and the Di-LOG DL9307, that are essentially the same meter as the RS Pro RS-9985. Ultimately, all of these meter are a clone of the DT-9985 from CEM instruments.   Extech MG302 Review   Di-LOG DL9307 Review   There were initially three objectives for the review of this RS Pro unit.   1) Further investigation into the failure of t ...
Introduction  Seems like a while since I looked at an insulation tester, this one has been around for a some time, but I have only just got to writing it up. This is number 8 in my ongoing quest to see if there is a small handheld insulation tester out there suitable for working on generator rotors. Previous testers reviewed are;   Keysight Insulation Multimeter Failure   Megger MIT420/2 Road Test   Chauvin Arnoux CA6526 Insulation Tester Review   Flir IM75 Insulation T ...
Introduction  This is the next instalment in my insulation tester review series, in a bid to find a more suitable tester for the type of work that I do. The previous testers reviewed are;   Keysight Insulation Multimeter Failure   Megger MIT420/2 Road Test   Chauvin Arnoux CA6526 Insulation Tester Review   Flir IM75 Insulation Tester Review   Extech MG302 Insulation Tester Review   Di-LOG DL9307 Insulation Tester Review   The RS Pro IIT1500 is marketed by ...
Introduction  Continuing with my insulation tester series, I have changed the rules for this review slightly. Whilst the earlier reviews showed different offerings from manufacturers, this one will be a review of two very similar meters, detailing them in comparison to one another, rather than a comparison against the previous testers reviewed.   Keysight Insulation Multimeter Failure   Megger MIT420/2 Road Test   Chauvin Arnoux CA6526 Insulation Tester Review   Flir IM ...
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Extech MG302 Review

Posted by three-phase Nov 13, 2018
Introduction Continuing on from the disappointment of the Flir IM75 I decided to move away from looking at specific insulation testers and looked more towards an insulation multimeter on a par with the Keysight  U1461A Hence the MG302 from Extech ironically a Flir company   Keysight Insulation Multimeter Failure   Megger MIT420/2 Road Test   Chauvin Arnoux CA6526 Insulation Tester Review   Flir IM75 Insulation Tester Review   I have come across Extech instrume ...
Introduction  Following on from the Flir and Chauvin Arnoux units, I decided to take a look at what Fluke offered and how it would compare to the Keysight and Megger units that I have also reviewed.   Megger Road Test Review Keysight U1461A Fault Chauvin Arnoux CA6526 Review Flir IM75 Review   There are essentially three meters available from Fluke that are in the format I am interested in. The Fluke 1503 is their basic offering and does not offer any download capability a ...
Introduction This blog continues my series of comparing some insulation testers to the Keysight  U1461A that I have had issues with and the Megger  MIT420/2 that I carried a road test review out on for element 14 last year   Keysight U1461A meter fault blog   Megger Insulation Tester - Review   Chauvin Arnoux CA6526 Review   The next insulation tester on my list is from Flir. The IM75 is their only insulation tester, that they also classify as a multi-meter. I ...
Introduction   The CA6526 is the first insulation tester to be added to my portfolio for my grand scheme of testing it against the Keysight  U1461A that has failed me and the Megger  MIT420/2 that I road tested for element14 last year   Keysight U1461A failure   Megger MIT420 road test   As a comparison, the CA6526 falls in-between the Keysight and the Megger units. It offers similar functionality as the Megger unit and is primarily an insulation tester and n ...
Introduction   My old Kewtech voltage probe came to bits on me, so as it was no good to me anymore, I took the liberty of having a look inside it as detailed in an earlier blog.   Uh-oh broken my voltage   I have spent a few days looking at a replacement and placed an order with Farnell, that arrived promptly the next day. Unfortunately, they didn't have the proving unit to go with this, so I purchased that from another well known online electronics supplier.   Unboxing ...
Introduction   For a while now I have been slowly upgrading some old tools, and also creating some simple tool kits to store at certain facilities so that I don't have to carry around a large tool kit from place to place.   I have ratchet crimpers for standard insulated lugs and also ferrules. The ferrule crimper from Weidmuller is one of the best crimpers I have used over the years, automatic tensioning from 0.75mm to 6mm cable ferrules and very comfortable to use. However, they onl ...

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