Pay the money and stay safe – Fluke 1AC-C VoltAlert II AC 90~1000V Voltage Power Line Detector Pen Reviews
posted by OnTheBeach on 07/14/2012
Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month
I have used this tester for just over a year now and it has been 100% reliable. I don't want another hit of 240VAC....I'm too old now! Anyhow, out of curiosity I bought a Fluke copy for $3~$4USD. It looked much the same, seemed to be better spec'd but it does not detect anywhere near as reliably. Kind of hit and miss! I tossed it in the garbage....I guess you get what you pay for! If you are playing with 240VAC [or possibly even 110VAC] then get this. All the same, I still double check by crossing the old screwdrivers! DX also sell a Fluke clone....I wouldn't bother.
The Chinese writing on the side makes it look a little cheap....but then it is the Chinese edition!
For low voltage stuff, I often go cheap but after a few bad experiences with 240VAC, I now always go for the big name brands for my household electrical wiring even if it costs 5 times the price.
A reliable, must have, safety device if you are doing any household wiring.
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