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Electrical Safety testers with 62353 standard #73915
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Hi, can anyone recommend an appropriate electrical safety tester that supports the new 62353 standard. We're looking in to getting a few new ones. We've been having trouble with our existing tester, the Fluke ESA615. Any benchworking or portable testers you'd recommend?
thank for your time in advance!

Re: Electrical Safety testers with 62353 standard [Re: Yaser] #73916
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Rigel is the obvious answer ...

... and also has the advantage of being British! smile

Re: Electrical Safety testers with 62353 standard [Re: Yaser] #73917
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Indeed Rigel are the ones we use and have proved to be quite reliable.

You could also look at the Datrend vPad-Rugged 2 (https://www.datrend.com/product/vpad-rugged-2/). This is easy to use and has good templates if you need to generate reports. It can even produce PDF reports from test results on a user template.

Although a Canadian company they have agents and service support here in the UK and seem to be responsive to user needs. After a demo I spotted some improvements that could be made to the user interface software and these were implemented within weeks.

As always it depends on your needs and how you intend to use the meters (auto/manual) and if you need to feed the data into an external database.

Re: Electrical Safety testers with 62353 standard [Re: MikeX] #73918
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But the Rigel is hand-held, of course.

It looks like the Datrend range has really expanded in recent years, Mike (I tried their early infusion pump tester - the Infutest 2000 - fifteen years ago, and liked it very much). If I was setting up again now as a "mobile technician" I would seriously consider* the vPad-Rugged 2 - mainly because it looks so er, rugged - and (surely the main point), it reminds me of the Good Old Rigel 233.

But even more than that - it looks like it could be the modern successor to the venerable medTester! smile

* Depending how the price shapes up, naturally.

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Thank you Geoff and Mike, we were leading towards Rigel, any particular model? i assume were talking about the 288+?

Re: Electrical Safety testers with 62353 standard [Re: Yaser] #73920
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No; you're assumption is wrong there. In your opening post you mentioned 62353. smile

62353+
288+

The 288+ is the more capable of the two ... but do you need those extra features and/or accessories?

Why not seek quotes for both models, then make up you mind? think

Re: Electrical Safety testers with 62353 standard [Re: Geoff Hannis] #73924
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you're assumption - your assumption
you mind - your mind

I was hoping to snare the Grammar Police* with those, but they must still be in deep cover. whistle

* Mind your words, or they'll mind them for you.

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I recently purchased the 288+ and highly recommend it. I rigel/seaward provide good product support if needed too.

Re: Electrical Safety testers with 62353 standard [Re: rsysmexk] #73958
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But how about this* for a completely different approach to it all! smile

* Pity that the EST only has AAMI and NFPA options (as well as 110 Volts working).


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