View Full Version : Favorite Megger?

01-05-2013, 06:41 PM
Hi. Does anyone have a favorite megaohm meter? I just spent far too long chasing a problem and I think it's going to end up being an intermittent compressor problem. Having a megger probably would have saved me a lot of time on this one.

So, do you like the old-school kind with a crank? Are the new-fangled digital ones what you crave? Any brands to avoid?


01-05-2013, 08:27 PM
I got a digital one made by Megger. Nothing posh, reads with a bar graph and also numbers. From Ebay 30. Does me.
Others swear by the moving needle type as some say you can catch a intermittant short as you will see the needle flick whereas a digital one might not refresh quick enough to show.

01-05-2013, 08:58 PM
TES, 1000V + 200ohm.
All my electric testing


03-05-2013, 10:15 PM
got the wind up type bullet proof but heavy,got a fluke for ease but i dont trust it!

04-05-2013, 06:15 AM
Avo Megger BM104 iirc. Fixed 500V, because some manufacturers have told me that 1000V sometimes fries the internal motor klixons & not to use more than 500V.

Have been issued & used an Aussie brand (forget the name right now, most of the others would know it) that has the advantage of a locking test button. But it's a bulkier package & too big to be in the tool box 'in case'.

monkey spanners
04-05-2013, 02:14 PM
This is the one i use,


11-05-2013, 07:33 AM
This is one I use:

Price around 80€.

29-05-2013, 09:25 PM
I got an old extech digital one off ebay. Works as advertised. Showed me the compressor was toast instantly. Takes 6 AA batteries though and I got to clean out the old leaky ones from the unit. Makes me respect the hand crank ones. Never out of juice and no batteries to leak.