Best multi tester for Oz?

Old Feb 3rd 2008, 4:22 pm
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Hello all,

I'm just about to treat myself to a new multi tester, I'll be off to Oz later this year to work. I was going to buy a Fluke 1653 or Megger 1553 etc. Will it work ok out there, or can anyone suggest a better alternative?

Thanks, Sean.
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From what im lead to believe you just lick your finger over there !!
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From what im lead to believe you just lick your finger over there !!
That aint far from the truth! Iv just about finished my licencing over here and the last testing part i needed an earth loop tester. Most of the guys i work with aint even heard of it, non of the wholesalers stocked one, its turned into a special order. Finally got it and lets just say it isnt the most modern thing you've seen. Doesnt even have a setting to stop rcd's from tripping!
So mate whatever you bring will be advanced over here, even a wind up megger!!!!
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Cheers Chris & Stu...

Based on what you say, I'm gonna buy the tester with the most flashing lights and beeps, bluetooth, and the odd bell and whistle... hopefully it will keep the boss / examiner busy while I lick my finger.
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Cheers Chris & Stu...

Based on what you say, I'm gonna buy the tester with the most flashing lights and beeps, bluetooth, and the odd bell and whistle... hopefully it will keep the boss / examiner busy while I lick my finger.
i have an rcd speed trip tester, the local sparks want the build a shrine and worship it


the offical way to test rcd`s and its expalined in the aussie wiring regs
press the button
thats it i kid you not
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i have an rcd speed trip tester, the local sparks want the build a shrine and worship it


the offical way to test rcd`s and its expalined in the aussie wiring regs
press the button
thats it i kid you not
That's finger-lickin' priceless!

I'm probably not the first spark on here to be confused that my 2391 and 17th edition carries no weight out there, and that I might need to be supervised for a year.
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That's finger-lickin' priceless!

I'm probably not the first spark on here to be confused that my 2391 and 17th edition carries no weight out there, and that I might need to be supervised for a year.
if youve got a 2391 ( wiring verification cert ) and its takes you a year to get sorted i`ll show me arse on the town hall steps
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if youve got a 2391 ( wiring verification cert ) and its takes you a year to get sorted i`ll show me arse on the town hall steps
Well that sounds promising (the timescale bit), however I'm adept at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, will pack the camera.
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Well that sounds promising (the timescale bit), however I'm adept at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, will pack the camera.
make sure it has a wide angle lens
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ha.ha,,testin in oz ive got a brand new fluke it u want 2 buy it...neva been used since......blighty!!!!
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Originally Posted by Sean101 View Post
Hello all,

I'm just about to treat myself to a new multi tester, I'll be off to Oz later this year to work. I was going to buy a Fluke 1653 or Megger 1553 etc. Will it work ok out there, or can anyone suggest a better alternative?

Thanks, Sean.

Trust me this is the least of your problems when you get out here
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Trust me this is the least of your problems when you get out here
Do tell mate? It looks like getting certified will be a hassle, but what else?

Page 5 of this link from Jan 08 is about sparks...
http://www.workplace.gov.au/NR/rdonl...Jan08FINAL.pdf

Am I likely to find it hard getting work on a temp work visa? Or being a pom? Or something else?
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What other problems??
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Do tell mate? It looks like getting certified will be a hassle, but what else?

Page 5 of this link from Jan 08 is about sparks...
http://www.workplace.gov.au/NR/rdonl...Jan08FINAL.pdf

Am I likely to find it hard getting work on a temp work visa? Or being a pom? Or something else?
Works easy enough to find, just licensing is a major ball ache, depending on where you go, can be up to 9 months. There are plenty of horror stories on here. You can get work ok in a reduced capacity until you get you licence ie. trade assistant or supervised etc.

Don't let that put you off though just warning you its a bit of a drawn out red tape loada balls excercise.
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