Insulation Testers

Insulation testers are electrical measurement test tools used for preventative or predictive maintenance programs. Also known as megohmmeters they are designed to identify potential equipment failures before they occur. Insulation resistance testers are perfect for testing a wide range of high voltage equipment including switchgear, motors, generators and cables.

RS Components offer a range of high-quality electrical test tools from leading brands including Megger, Fluke, Chauvin Arnoux, Keysight Technologies, Metrohm, FLIR and of course RS PRO.

We also offer an in-house calibration service. See here for more details calibration services

Insulation tester types

Insulation testers are handheld devices but can be portable with a handle or bench mounted. Testers usually have an LCD or digital display, but some have the more traditional analogue needle such as the Megger MIT310A.

How do insulation resistance testers work?

Testing the integrity of insulation requires measuring its resistance to current flow across it. Testers use high voltage low current DC charge to measure the resistance. A high level of resistance means that very little current is escaping through the insulation. Conversely, a low level of resistance indicates a significant amount of current may be leaking through and along the insulation.

What is the purpose of insulation testing?

Ideally, all the electrical current sent along a conductive wire should reach its intended destination. However, you do find that some of it is lost along the way due to various reasons. Wires are insulated with a resistant sheathing to contain the conductivity of the copper or aluminium core, but even with this insulation in place, some of the current still manages to escape. The electricity that leaks out can be detrimental to electrical circuits and machinery.

Testing can help you determine whether the insulation is performing at an effective and safe level. Excessive heat or cold, moisture, vibration, dirt, oil and corrosive vapours can all contribute to deterioration therefore routine testing can identify problems before they result in injury or equipment failure.

Insulation testers provide noise-free, reliable results. They are safe and easy to use and the ideal solution for troubleshooting, commissioning and preventative maintenance applications.


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Description Price Tester Type Minimum Test Voltage Maximum Test Voltage Maximum Insulation Resistance Measurement Display Type Test Current Battery Life Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature Power Source Safety Category Level Safety Category Voltage Safety Category Battery Type
RS Stock No. 921-4508
Mfr. Part No.1006-723
BrandMegger
MYR2,875.39
Each
units
Insulation Tester 10V 1000V 200GΩ Analogue, Dual Digital 205mA 2200 (OFF) Test @ 55 s, 2200 (ON) Test @ 5 s -20°C +55°C Battery CAT IV 600V CAT IV 600V Alkaline
RS Stock No. 921-4510
Mfr. Part No.1006-735
BrandMegger
MYR3,384.68
Each
units
Insulation Tester 10V 1000V 200GΩ Analogue, Dual Digital 205mA 3000 5-second tests -20°C +55°C Battery CAT IV 600V CAT IV 600V Alkaline
RS Stock No. 302-9587
Mfr. Part No.MJ 15
BrandMegger
MYR13,309.43
Each
units
Insulation Tester 500V 5000V 20GΩ Analogue 1mA 2000 5-Second Tests -20°C +50°C Battery CAT I, CAT III 300 V, 600 V CAT I 600 V, CAT III 300V AA
RS Stock No. 123-3220
BrandRS PRO
MYR1,841.23
Each
units
Insulation Tester 50V 1000V 20GΩ Auto Backlit Analog Bar Graph Display - 1100 (times of insulation tests) 0°C +50°C Battery CAT IV 600V CAT IV 600V Alkaline
RS Stock No. 914-2888
Mfr. Part No.P01140826
MYR3,894.80
Each
units
Insulation & Continuity Tester 50V 1000V 200GΩ Backlit Digital LCD, Backlit LCD 200mA 1500 Measurements, 3000 Measurements -20°C +55°C Battery CAT IV 600V CAT IV 600V AA
RS Stock No. 921-4539
Mfr. Part No.1004-740
BrandMegger
MYR4,383.22
Each
units
Insulation Tester 10V 1000V 200GΩ Analogue, Dual Digital 205mA 2200 (OFF) Test @ 55 s, 2200 (ON) Test @ 5 s -20°C +55°C Battery CAT IV 600V CAT IV 600V Alkaline
RS Stock No. 122-6799
Mfr. Part No.1006-755
BrandMegger
MYR5,049.47
Each
units
Insulation Tester 50V 1000V 100GΩ Digital 20 mA @ 10.0 Ω → 99.9 Ω, 205 mA @ 0.01 Ω → 9.99 Ω 2200 5-Second Tests -20°C +55°C Battery CAT IV 600V CAT IV 600V Alkaline, NiMH
RS Stock No. 921-4514
Mfr. Part No.1004-735
BrandMegger
MYR3,561.36
Each
units
Insulation Tester 10V 1000V 200GΩ Analogue, Dual Digital 205mA 2200 (OFF) Test @ 55 s, 2200 (ON) Test @ 5 s -20°C +55°C Battery CAT IV 600V CAT IV 600V Alkaline
RS Stock No. 921-4517
Mfr. Part No.1004-731
BrandMegger
MYR2,875.39
Each
units
Insulation Tester 10V 1000V 200GΩ Analogue, Dual Digital 205mA 2200 (OFF) Test @ 55 s, 2200 (ON) Test @ 5 s -20°C +55°C Battery CAT IV 600V CAT IV 600V Alkaline
RS Stock No. 535-3185
Mfr. Part No.MIT220-EN
BrandMegger
MYR2,349.41
Each
units
Insulation & Continuity Tester 250V 500V dc 999MΩ LCD 200mA 3000 5-Second Tests -10°C +55°C Battery CAT III 300V CAT III 300V AA
RS Stock No. 877-7118
Mfr. Part No.IM75
BrandFLIR
MYR3,187.13
Each
units
Insulation Tester 50V 1000V 20GΩ LCD - - 0°C +50°C Battery CAT III, CAT IV 600 V, 1000 V CAT III 1000 V, CAT IV 600V 6 x AAA
RS Stock No. 620-4062
Mfr. Part No.MIT320-FR
BrandMegger
MYR4,008.87
Each
units
Insulation & Continuity Tester 250V dc 1000V dc 999MΩ Digital 1mA 5000 5-Second Tests -10°C +60°C Battery CAT III 600V CAT III 600V AA
RS Stock No. 192-3099
Mfr. Part No.P01140301
MYR3,601.12
Each
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Insulation Tester - - - - - 1000 Measurements - - Battery - - - 1.5 V LR06
RS Stock No. 914-2875
Mfr. Part No.P01140822
MYR2,562.26
Each
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Insulation & Continuity Tester 250V 1000V 40GΩ Backlit Digital LCD, Backlit LCD 200mA 1500 Measurements, 3000 Measurements -20°C +55°C Battery CAT IV 600V CAT IV 600V AA
RS Stock No. 914-2879
Mfr. Part No.P01140824
MYR2,915.11
Each
units
Insulation & Continuity Tester 50V 1000V 200GΩ Backlit Digital LCD, Backlit LCD 200mA 1500 Measurements, 3000 Measurements -20°C +55°C Battery CAT IV 600V CAT IV 600V AA
RS Stock No. 867-5630
Mfr. Part No.M550T
MYR8,182.56
Each
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Insulation Tester 100V 5000V 100GΩ Analogue 1mA - 0°C +40°C Battery CAT II, CAT III, CAT IV 300 V, 600 V, 1000 V CAT II 1000 V, CAT III 600 V, CAT IV 300V D
RS Stock No. 914-2885
Mfr. Part No.P01140834
MYR4,387.11
Each
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Insulation & Continuity Tester 10V 500V 50GΩ Digital 200mA 3000 Measurements, 6000 Measurements -20°C +55°C Battery CAT IV 600V CAT IV 600V AA
RS Stock No. 914-2881
Mfr. Part No.P01140832
MYR4,575.94
Each
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Insulation & Continuity Tester 50V 100V 20GΩ Backlit LCD 20mA, 200 mA 3000 Measurements, 6000 Measurements -20°C +55°C Battery CAT IV 600V CAT IV 600V AA
RS Stock No. 123-2237
BrandRS PRO
MYR1,279.27
Each
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Insulation Tester 250V 1000V 4GΩ LCD 1mA - 0°C +40°C Battery - - - AA
RS Stock No. 820-2960
Mfr. Part No.U1451A
MYR3,328.68
Each
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Insulation Tester 250V 1000V 66GΩ LCD 1mA 270 h -20°C +55°C Battery CAT III, CAT IV 600 V, 1000 V CAT III 1000 V, CAT IV 600V AA