In this product test Nicholas Liggins reviews the DL6799 CombiVolt™ 5 TrmsVoltage, Continuity & Current Tester from Di-Log.
Everyone knows a good combi-volt tester can make a job easier and is a great asset for an electrical installer, tester or engineer. As such, Di-Log has recently released a quality, CombiVolt 5, five-in-one tester to the market.
About the product:
The new CombiVolt 5 is a five-in-one tester that has a rugged and ergonomically formed housing which makes it comfortable to handle.
It also has a wide range of testing functionalities including TRMS AC/DC voltage, TRMS AC/DC current, Resistance, Audible Continuity, Non-Contact & Single Pole Voltage detection, to indicate voltages above 50V on any probe, which is ideal for any electrical engineer or installer’s tool box. It also complies with BS EN 61010-1, 61010-2-032, CAT II 1000V & CAT III 600V, which of course is great for a tester to have the capability to do so.
So we know what functions and benefits the DL6799 CombiVolt 5 tester offers, but how does it actually perform in practice?
To start off the item does look good and came with a little bag that is a tight squeeze but does actually fit the CombiVolt 5. Mine also came with the Di-Log PL107N voltage indicator, which is an extra piece of brilliant kit for anyone. The CombiVolt 5 relies on 2x AA batteries, which means when using it you should, in my opinion, always try to keep a set of these batteries with you.
But actually getting to grips with the tester is easy as it is so simple to use, unlike many other brands I’ve tried; you simply turn the rotating switch to the setting that you need and you’re away. There are also some cracking extra features that will benefit installers – such as a torch function and the fact you’re able to change the brightness of the screen’s display.
This is the first time that I’ve had the chance to use some Di-Log kit and I can safely say that I was really impressed. The CombiVolt 5 is really durable and the type of product that both budding and experienced electricians will find of great use in their tool kit. Not only would I recommend it to those that are specifically after this type of tester, I’d also encourage those who are not to invest in the unit as well.
For more information regarding the CombiVolt tester or other Di-Log products visit: http://www.dilog.co.uk