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11 Jan 2020 07:34 - 11 Jan 2020 07:41 #36517 by Dylan
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There's currently a pretty good deal if you're looking to buy an Amp Hound. Seller is in the UK. No shipment to the US :S I saw this in one of Dave Sterl's YouTube videos.

www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Sealey-Ta113...e-Current-Tester-50A
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11 Jan 2020 07:39 #36518 by Andy.MacFadyen
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Sealey are generally pretty reasonable quality, I am very tempted that is good price.

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11 Jan 2020 07:46 - 11 Jan 2020 08:07 #36519 by Dylan
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Well I'm tempted as well. It costs me an extra of almost £19 for shipping but that's still a bargain.
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11 Jan 2020 09:53 #36521 by Andy.MacFadyen
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Try a google search on Sealey TA113 it may turn up a seller with different shipping policy --- I found a few selling very close to that price .
I suspect it may have been discontinued by Sealey -- from other items I have seen they tend to reduce the wholsale price to rock bottom then when stock is reduced the price is greatly increased.

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11 Jan 2020 19:39 #36536 by Noah
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A friend lent me a similar tool branded by Cornwell Tools to test drive and report back, but I haven't had the occasion.
The one you posted looks like a far superior tool.

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12 Jan 2020 12:24 #36547 by Andy.MacFadyen
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I couldn't resist --- hit the big buy button bought from McCormick Tools Amazon UK shop £38.21

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13 Jan 2020 02:56 #36559 by Dylan
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Couldn't resist either. I bought it from the link I posted. Tool + shipping for £49.
Also checked out the one you bought Andy. Was about the same with shipping for me. Are you sure it doesn't cost you more? The one from FFX tools is £30.28 with free shipping in the UK.

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13 Jan 2020 11:14 #36567 by Andy.MacFadyen
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The charge went through at £38. Shipping charges on toolss sold through Amazon can be illogical I have bought a few large items from Germany and France without extra costs. Also many small UK companies will be uncertain about exporting because of this huge Brexit mess.

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15 Jan 2020 08:13 #36642 by Andy.MacFadyen
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It arrived today, looks very good quality I did a very basic try out and it seems to work, if I get time over the weekend I will try and test how sensitive it is.

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16 Jan 2020 08:46 #36663 by Dylan
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Still waiting for mine. Look forward to get your feedback on it.

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17 Jan 2020 08:11 #36685 by Dylan
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Amp hound arrived today. Can't say I'm happy with it cause it came broke out of the box. Simple continuity check failed. Then I noticed the negative terminal of the unit is just sitting loose. Have to press it to get a reading :angry:

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17 Jan 2020 09:43 #36686 by Dylan
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I opened the unit and the 2 terminals are held with two 6mm nuts. Just tightened them and problem solved. Doesn't always have to be hard right :whistle:
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17 Jan 2020 10:03 #36687 by Andy.MacFadyen
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I took about 45 minutes and put mine through a rough and ready bench test :-) I will start another thread on the results.

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17 Jan 2020 18:40 #36696 by Noah
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Dylan wrote: I opened the unit and the 2 terminals are held with two 6mm nuts. Just tightened them and problem solved. Doesn't always have to be hard right :whistle:

Still frustrating

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