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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 ...
Unfortunately my trusty old Rigol DS1052e oscilloscope suffered from damage on the way to the calibration laboratory. The control knob for the trigger level had been broken off and the calibration lab advised that they could not repair the device, so I asked for it to be sent back to me to see what I could do with it.   A search of the internet revealed some information on the encoders utilised within the scope as there had been a few posts on forums of failures of the encoders.   ...

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