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The MTD-20KWe digital earth tester allows for the measurement of Earth Resistances and Soil Specific Resistivity, and also the spurious voltages caused by parasitic voltages present in the soil.

This equipment is suitable for fast and easy measurement of the grounding resistance in house and industrial buildings, hospital installations, lightning rods, antennas, substations, etc. Soil resistivity measurement allows for soil stratification in order to optimize the most complex grounding systems engineering.

Its state-of-the-art system of active and passive filters provides it with high immunity to electric interferences, making it possible to obtain reliable measurements even in the presence of spurious voltages, such as the ones that can be found in some urban areas and near primary substations.

A 1,470 Hz internal generator injects alternated current on the soil through an auxiliary rod. The voltage generated over the earth resistance is measured by the apparatus, and the resistance value is evaluated. The test current is automatically regulated.


  • 3½ digits display
  • Earth Resistance measurement
  • Spurious voltage measurement
  • Resolution: 0.01 Ω
  • Resistance reading: up to 20 kΩ
  • Audible signal indicates anomalies in the current circuit


Measurement ranges

Resistance: 0-20 Ω; 0-200 Ω; 0-2,000 Ω; 0-20 kΩ

Tension: 0-200 V~.


Resistance measurements:

± (2% of the measured value + 1% of the maximum value of the selected range).

Voltage measurements:

± (2% of the measured value + 1% of end of scale value).

Reading resolution

0.01 Ω in the resistance measurement. 

0.1 V in the voltage measurement.

Output power and current The output power is less than 0.5 W, and the output current is limited to less than 15 mA (Peak to peak).
Audible alarm It warns the operator in case that there are abnormalities in the current circuit, which make it difficult to obtain a reliable result.
Battery charger A smart, microprocessor controlled, circuit adjusts the battery charge to the optimised parameters in order to ensure the maximum service life. It is supplied by means of an external AC adapter (provided with the equipment) or from a 12 V car battery.
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