Now available from Martindale Electric is the new Metrohm E1612, a handheld and portable Earth Resistance Tester. Claimed to be exceptionally easy and simple to use, the unit is microprocessor controlled and includes advanced safety features, while its large integral LCD screen shows both test options and results.

The new E1612 is powered by 8 x 1.5V LR6/AA batteries, which are included and is supplied in a kit with 4 spikes and connecting cables, all enclosed in a tough and durable carry case. Also included with the kit is a comprehensive and fully illustrated instruction book, showing how to carry out earth testing with 2 and 3 spikes and how to measure soil resistivity using 4 spikes.

Compact and lightweight, the E1612 measures 250 (L) x 190 (W) mm and weighs less than 1.5kg complete with batteries, making it ideally suited for field use.

The Metrohm E1612 conforms to BS EN 61010-1 CAT IV 300V and is supplied with a 2 year warranty.