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Old 11-01-2009, 09:32 PM   #1
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I'm looking at buying a rotation meter any suggestions?
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i like this one - its from ideal and it goes roundy roundy if it right
you dont have to buy it from this site its just where i found it
its half the cost of the fluke phase rotation meter
http://www.mytoolstore.com/ideal/ide05-17.html
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I use a Greenlee 5774. Gives you both the line and motor rotation.
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I use a Greenlee 5774. Gives you both the line and motor rotation.
I tried to google it and couldn't find the model 5774. is it one like this one?

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i think i found brian johns rotation meter
http://www.byramlabs.com/product_inf...ation%20Tester
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i think i found brian johns rotation meter
http://www.byramlabs.com/product_inf...ation%20Tester
Yea only $27 a month.
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I have always liked the ones that have an actual motor that you can see turning.
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I tried to google it and couldn't find the model 5774. is it one like this one?
The 5774 is discontinued. It's basically both those units in one.

You may try fleabay to see if one's up for auction. Or look for for the 5774's evil twin brother, the BEHA DR701.
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Why do phase rotation meters have red, white and blue leads as opposed to black, red and blue?
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I use a Greenlee 5774. Gives you both the line and motor rotation.
Yeah, I have had the same type in the truck for 10 years, never had a need for the motor rotation checker which if you read the instructions may or may not work anyway.


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Why do phase rotation meters have red, white and blue leads as opposed to black, red and blue?
Why should they have black, red, blue?

There is no national standard for phase colors.

When I use these I usualy use tape to match the colors I am working with to ensure no mistakes.
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I have always liked the ones that have an actual motor that you can see turning.
Thats the one I always used with the little pinwheel inside..
Problem was it was only rated to 500 v
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..... never had a need for the motor rotation checker ...........
I have, but maybe 10 times total. Been nice to be able to check it first before energizing it. Sometimes the load prevents me from manually turning the motor, but that's rare for me.
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Only place I used on was a punch press. Running backwards would jam it up on contact.
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i think i found brian johns rotation meter
http://www.byramlabs.com/product_inf...ation%20Tester
Every testing company will have one of those
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