Ground Resistance Tester performs soil resistivity tests.

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Using 2- or 3-pole methods, Model 61-796 allows professional electricians performing soil resistivity tests to determine specific grounding requirements in 3 ranges (20/200/2000 W). It will not trip ground fault breakers in circuit under test and features microprocessor control for total automation of testing process. Additional functionality includes auto ranging, automatic recognition of connection, data hold, and low battery indication.

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IDEAL Introduces Earth Ground Resistance Tester

-- Next Generation 61-796 Helps Technicians Achieve Improved Field Testing of Earth Voltage and Ground Resistance--

SYCAMORE, IL, May 6, 2008 - IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., a worldwide leader in tools and supplies for professional electricians, is bringing added efficiency to maintenance crews, utility professionals, inspectors and electricians who perform soil resistively tests by introducing its new 61-796 Earth Ground Resistance Tester.

Featuring large easy-to-read graphics on a high-contrast LCD, the 61-796 is lightweight and portable for field use. Using traditional two- or three-pole methods, it allows technicians to quickly determine specific grounding requirements in three ranges (20/200/2000) for substations, power stations, lightning rods, and remote towers, as well as prior to the installation of large distribution equipment such as transformers or switchgear. It will not trip ground fault breakers in the circuit under test.

Housed in a rugged carrying case, the 61-796 is a complete testing solution with instrument, lead set, batteries and stakes. It features microprocessor control for total automation of the testing process, along with auto ranging, automatic recognition of the connection, data hold and low battery indicator. It is safety rated CAT III-200V.

The IDEAL 61-796 Earth Ground Resistance Tester is immediately available.

For more information, contact IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Becker Place, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Or phone 1-800-947-3614, Fax: 1-800-533-4483. On the web,

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

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