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    Quote Originally Posted by Texa$HVACTech View Post
    That’s incredible.


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    Yeah. Great deal. The guy was selling belongings of his uncle(I think) who just died kind of young. He was an electrician. It didn't have a scratch on it and still had the plastic screen protection on it. Only thing is the canvas case it came in smelled like cigarettes. Possibly a clue to his untimely death.

    I told him it was worth much more. He said he knew but had a bunch of things to sell and the family just wanted it done quickly without much effort.

    Anyway, great megger if you can find one for a good price. I just did a nationwide search for one on Craigslist. There are a couple available for under $400. One in Seattle and one in Texas if anyone is around those areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian8383 View Post
    Yeah. Great deal. The guy was selling belongings of his uncle(I think) who just died kind of young. He was an electrician. It didn't have a scratch on it and still had the plastic screen protection on it. Only thing is the canvas case it came in smelled like cigarettes. Possibly a clue to his untimely death.

    I told him it was worth much more. He said he knew but had a bunch of things to sell and the family just wanted it done quickly without much effort.

    Anyway, great megger if you can find one for a good price. I just did a nationwide search for one on Craigslist. There are a couple available for under $400. One in Seattle and one in Texas if anyone is around those areas.

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    Sorry. Texas is big. One in Mcallen Texas and one in Dallas.

    Also one for $350 in Sacramento.

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    I have Supco M500 and I use it enough that I should to have put money into a better one. Its been real touching and frustrating. If I dont have fresh new batteries in it I have to take them out and put them back in or rub the terminals clean on my pants to get better electrical contact. If the Fluke 1587 did mfds I would get it and I would only be carrying one DMM on the job.
    So dont be cheap.

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    I quite buying Supco about 20 years ago. It’s all crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbs View Post
    I have Supco M500 and I use it enough that I should to have put money into a better one. Its been real touching and frustrating. If I dont have fresh new batteries in it I have to take them out and put them back in or rub the terminals clean on my pants to get better electrical contact. If the Fluke 1587 did mfds I would get it and I would only be carrying one DMM on the job.
    So dont be cheap.
    The 1587 does 10,000mfd

    Also you can check capacitors with a volt meter, amp clamp, and a calculator

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    I use the 1587, it’s a solid meter


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    Same here. 1587.
    Werks for me. Plus it doubles as a decent meter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thethomas4 View Post
    The 1587 does 10,000mfd

    Also you can check capacitors with a volt meter, amp clamp, and a calculator
    Not sure if that would work on start caps though. Sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by thethomas4 View Post
    Not sure if that would work on start caps though. Sorry
    Which part wouldn’t work on start caps? The “10,000 uF” part or the “while operating” part?
    "Right" is not the same as "Wise".

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    not sure if the "while operating part"

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    Quote Originally Posted by thethomas4 View Post
    not sure if the "while operating part"
    you would need 2 meters that can measure volts and amps and save the maximum value. a little more complicated but it would work.
    "Right" is not the same as "Wise".

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    Quote Originally Posted by R123 View Post
    I’m looking to get a new digital megaohm meter. Looking for reviews.
    I suggest a Megger MIT 420. I got rid of my fluke 1587 for it. I truely like it much better and wouldn't hesitate to buy another in the future.

    Megger is the manufacturer of Insulation testers know around the world. When You "MEGG" a compressor out is slang for performing an insulation test since Megger was the first of its kind available.

    AEMC, BK Precsion, Gossen MetrawattFluke/Amprobe all makes great insulation tester. Megger would be choice over Gossen Metrawatt.

    Dump that Supco POS....Get a real insulation tester!


    (If not made in the USA, Germany would be my next choice)

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