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PostSubject: CHEAPO electircal test meter: ALDI   CHEAPO electircal test meter: ALDI Icon_minitimeSun Dec 30, 2012 6:58 pm

Got one of these today from ALDI for less than a fiver.

Handles both 12v and mains.

Doesn't give voltage level, but tells you +ve and -ve which is dead handy when wiring in accessories etc.

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Me thinks there is going to be a run on ALDI now, good post Mal CHEAPO electircal test meter: ALDI 996187811
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PostSubject: Re: CHEAPO electircal test meter: ALDI   CHEAPO electircal test meter: ALDI Icon_minitimeThu Apr 04, 2013 7:55 am

Be really careful if you are going to try to use that for fault finding. Not knowing the difference between 2V and 12V.
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Sorry mate you've lost me there....
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PostSubject: Re: CHEAPO electircal test meter: ALDI   CHEAPO electircal test meter: ALDI Icon_minitimeThu Apr 04, 2013 1:34 pm

Dirty contacts or corrosion can cause a high resistance. With a test LED like that the led will light up whether you have 6V or 12V there. You can spend a lot of time chasing your tail because everything looks OK even though there's a problem there.
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PostSubject: Re: CHEAPO electircal test meter: ALDI   CHEAPO electircal test meter: ALDI Icon_minitimeFri Apr 05, 2013 8:20 am

So that would mean that you could only use it to see if there is a current rather than there is enough current.
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In basic terms that would be it.
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bigmal wrote:
Sorry mate you've lost me there....

Lost me too? I thought it was just for testing for live wires and taking the guess work out, not giving voltage readings :what1:
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No confusion on your part Sim, that is what it is for!
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I only bring up as through years of experience of working on electrical and electronic systems I have seen people waste a huge amount of time and money using things similar to that and deciding that a circuit or wire was OK because the LED came on.
If you have a way of using it that satisfies your need go for it.
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I agree with Ian, these little tools have a use but are very limited. Much better to buy a cheapo meter.
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You can always get the live and earth, stick them in your mouth at the same time and give them a good suck & if your eyebrows burst in to flames and you piss yourself you know the connections good CHEAPO electircal test meter: ALDI 2740622253
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captain crash wrote:
You can always get the live and earth, stick them in your mouth at the same time and give them a good suck & if your eyebrows burst in to flames and you piss yourself you know the connections good CHEAPO electircal test meter: ALDI 2740622253

CHEAPO electircal test meter: ALDI 3213823784 But don't try this on your home electrics folks CHEAPO electircal test meter: ALDI 249703
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Good find Mick I always wanted a tester but funds have always made me say no but even I can afford that one CHEAPO electircal test meter: ALDI 433968

Simbo your a good man for putting in the household wiring warning, sucking that stuff will make you shit yourself as well CHEAPO electircal test meter: ALDI 2740622253
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Crickey, that's a silly price. Got one as a spare, be silly not too. CHEAPO electircal test meter: ALDI 3498837457
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