Resistance Tester complies with CAT III 300V.

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MEGGER® insulation resistance tester features backlit 3-digit LCD featuring digital display with analog arc; 3 output voltages including 250, 500, and 1000V; and hands-free continuity testing (0.01 to 99.9). Automatic voltage detection inhibits testing if operator accidentally connects to live circuit with voltage greater than 25V. Unit provides ac/dc voltage measurement up to 600V.

Original Press Release:

IDEAL Introduces New MEGGER® Insulation Tester

-- Capable of Measuring Insulation Resistance, Continuity and AC/DC Voltage, the New IDEAL MEGGER Rounds Out Company's Extensive Line of Test & Measurement Products --

SYCAMORE, IL, December 14, 2001 ? Bringing a new level of performance, accuracy and value to an already expansive line of test and measurement products, IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. is now shipping to customers nationwide the new IDEAL-brand MEGGER(R), a rugged insulation resistance tester that boasts such features as a 3-digit backlit digital display with analog arc; a choice of insulation test voltages; hands-free continuity testing; as well as auto voltage sensing and auto discharge of capacitive voltage to provide users with a vital level of safety.

The IDEAL MEGGER is designed for use by electrical contractors and industrial maintenance professionals to test motor windings,
appliances, generators, transformers, power tools and other wiring systems up to 999M?. It performs ac/dc voltage measurement up to 600V.

"With the addition of the MEGGER, IDEAL now boasts one of the most complete and diverse lines of test and measurement products in the industry," said Chad Reynolds, Product Manager, IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. "Customers today are looking for greater value when buying tools and they're finding it in products like our versatile new MEGGER Insulation Tester."


The IDEAL MEGGER offers users a wealth of attributes, such as a large, backlit 3-digit LCD featuring a digital display with analog arc; three output voltages: 250/500/lOOOV; and a unique continuity testing system (0.01 to 99.9?) that does not require the user to press the test button, allowing for hands-free operation.

Safety is a paramount concern in insulation testing. That is why the MEGGER® is equipped with automatic voltage detection that inhibits testing if the operator accidentally connects to a live circuit with voltage greater than 25V. If this occurs, the MEGGER automatically switches over to the default voltmeter until the source of voltage has been removed. The MEGGER automatically discharges the circuit under test once the test button is released.

Like all IDEAL equipment, the MEGGER is built to withstand demanding use on the roughest job sites. It features a durable rubber grip for added impact protection, plus an ergonomic shape that fits naturally in the user's hand.

The energy-efficient MEGGER can be used for approximately 3,000 tests (five seconds each) before its batteries need to be replaced. To conserve battery life, the MEGGER automatically shuts off after fiveminutes of non-activity. The battery-condition indicator illuminates on the display to warn users when the battery is low.

The MEGGER is fully tested to comply with CAT III 300V, and is backed by the IDEAL Lifetime Limited Warranty, one of the most comprehensive made available by a test and measurement manufacturer.

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