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KEE electronic gold tester (model M-509GM)

KEE electronic gold tester (model M-509GM)

Ref: KEE

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Add 18ct calibration sample £ 39.00 incl. VAT

Add 22ct calibration sample £ 47.40 incl. VAT

Add spare probe £ 49.50 incl. VAT

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Including VAT
QuantityPrice per item
2 or fewer items 349.00
3 or more items 336.00

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{Summary}

We are a UK company offering fast delivery and easy telephone support. Free delivery on this item if paid by bank transfer, details.

I am wary of recommending new electronic gold testers, having tried a few that looked promising but turned out to be unreliable - the KEE is a good one! See more details and a review.

Making it with a simple analogue meter seems to have solved the problems found with 'computerised' electronic gold testers. Definitely the most reliable electronic tester I have seen.

The price does not include a sample of 18ct and 22ct (must be exactly 18ct / 22ct, i.e. anything with a full British hallmark). If you are a dealer in scrap, you will have these - if not, you will need the 18ct sample for testing general jewellery; plus the 22ct sample if you want to test high-carat (20ct and 24ct) accurately.


{Detail}

Includes extra contact leads for large items that will not fit on the test-plate.
No acids involved, the probe contains a harmless salt solution.

- Tests gold from 8ct to 2ct (the scale is marked "K" instead of "ct" because it's American)
· The pen probe provides up to 3000 tests.
· Simple analogue meter, good reliability
· Simply touch pen probe to the item, result is shown in 2 or 3 seconds, very fast
· Easy calibration with a sample of 18ct (+ a sample of 22ct gold if you want to test 20ct to 24ct accurately) - not incuded in the price of the tester
· Powered by one AA battery, supplied (will last many months providing you remember to turn it off after use)

See more details and a review.

{Extras}

INCLUDED: an extra set of leads is supplied for testing very large items that will not fit on the test-plate (though I have never known anyone who has needed to use these!). Battery. Very clear illustrated instruction booklet.

OPTIONAL EXTRA: You will need a sample of 18ct yellow gold to get the tester to read accurately (technical term: calibrate) on 9ct to 22ct. If you also want to test 20ct to 24ct accurately you will also need a sample of exactly 22ct. UK traders will already have these (any item with a British hallmark) which is why we don't include them in the price. If you are not a trader or are in a country that does not have government-controlled marks, you will need the calibration samples, you will not be able to use the tester without them.

We recommend you keep at least one spare probe in stock, they are not expensive and last thousands of tests.

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{Probe}
The probe lasts for up to 3000 tests providing you replace the cap firmly after each test.

The probe is a modified felt pen, it dries up easily if you leave the cap off or don't replace it firmly, and then you will have to buy a new probe. For this reason, the probes are not guaranteed.

Keep at least one spare probe in stock, they are not expensive and last thousands of tests, otherwise you will find yourself in a busy shop (or on a buying trip) unable to test any gold.

For a specialist gold-buying business, testing gold all day long, have a new probe ready after 3 or 4 months; for a busy jewellery shop with a sideline in buying gold, have a new probe ready after 8 or 9 months; for just the occasional testing as an occasional trader, have a new probe ready after a year.

The shelf life of a should be, "at least a year" (providing the cap is replace firmly after each test!) but it's too soon to verify this.

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{Reliability}

The tester is guaranteed for one year.

As of Spring 2021:
- so far, out of over 100 testers, we have had two returned, one had a flat battery, the other was faulty
- so far, we have not had anyone contact us to ask how to use it or complain about its accuracy
- so far, we have had one complaint about the probes not working

The probe will dry up if you leave the cap off or don't replace it firmly, and then you will have to buy a new probe. For this reason, the probes are not guaranteed. If you replace the cap firmly between tests it should last many hundreds of tests. New pens are not expensive, keep a couple in stock!

See more details and a review.

{Export}

There is no acid (the probes are filled with a salt solution), there are no export restrictions.