The technical team at Megger answer another contractor query.
For years I’ve been using an old multimeter for basic testing but it doesn’t really do everything I want, like measuring voltages higher than 600V and current up to 100A. Can you suggest a replacement?
It sounds like the new Megger MET1000 multitester is just what you need. It measures AC and DC voltages of up to 1,000V and offers non-contact AC current measurement up to 200A. It will also check resistance/continuity up to 50 kΩ. A great safety feature is that it will warn you of dangerous test voltages even if its batteries are worn out or not fitted. Other features include single-pole testing, in-rush current measurement and phase rotation indication. It provides true RMS readings and, if you use it on a circuit protected by an RCD or RCBO, it won’t trip the device. It’s got a large clear digital display for results along with a separate bargraph, and there’s data-hold option which is very convenient when you’re working on cables that are hard to access. The main display is backlit and there’s even a bright built-in torch to help you work more safely in dark locations. If you want even more, the MET1000 has replaceable test leads, a CAT IV 600V safety rating, and it comes with a handy belt pouch. You’ll wonder how you ever managed without it!
View a Megger MET1000 technical data sheet by clicking here