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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    It does the job

    posted by Andremamp on 11/13/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    works well and it is very affordable and really easy to use.
    Cons:
    The holding clip that allows to use it hanging on clothing like a pen it took weak. break too easily. Eg. my one broke on the t...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Detect the voltage, stay alive!

    posted by filia777 on 06/17/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Workes without fail for me during small electrical repairs around the house. Very easy to use, just jab it into the outlet or touch an exporsed live wire and if it lights up without fail. Always have it in my poket when doing something with electricity, ...
    Cons:
    None so far.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Very good gadget

    posted by Angelhell on 01/03/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Very good and useful tool for everyone who feels need to work with electricity! Product that is useful for personal safety. Compulsory for every bag of tools. Using the product is easy and everyone can work with it. I am very pleased with this acquisition. ...
    Cons:
    Small, easy to use. Cheap.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Good thing.

    posted by posproger on 10/10/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    - Cheap - Small enough - Bright light
    Cons:
    - Tight battery cover (but made from thin plastic). You need patience and accuracy to open it. - If the cable is thick (more th...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    extremely recomend it

    posted by juan9219 on 07/04/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    .works very well .is very cheap, in my country costs like 10 time more .is very easy to use .is not dangerous to use it because you dont need to cut any cable or nothing .the light is bright enough
    Cons:
    .the quality is not the best .doents comes with batteries .doest bring a package .could be usefull a swich to turn it off
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Helps with troubleshooting

    posted by jojpaul on 05/21/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Cheap. Long battery life (over 6 months and counting with occasional use) Helps with troubleshooting. Light weight. Easy to use. Safe.
    Cons:
    You get what you paid for. It is not as easy as quickly plugging it in. Sometimes you need to move it around to get a reading.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Good product

    posted by rokig on 04/11/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Good, nice product, doing the job: detects existance of voltage, in non-contacting method, gives a red light detection signal. Good way, to detect existance of voltage, when it is difficult, to measure by a DVM or a screwdriver-tester, such as long cables, ...
    Cons:
    Not found.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Worth the money

    posted by firethorn on 03/30/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Product is very sensitive (with few limitations - see Cons).
    Cons:
    Minor Grievances only: -Battery slot is a bit tacky to open. -Like most cheap things, you may need to get an angle on it. It ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great tool

    posted by Dark00 on 03/14/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    - Cheap, the same "brand name" item costs ten times more - Works very well, it's quite sensitive and detects voltage even in many devices if you put it near
    Cons:
    - Not 100% reliable (doesn't always detect the presence of the AC voltage in the cases where you expect it to) - The end is FL...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Working ok 230V

    posted by Ahvenakala on 12/02/2009 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    - Sensitive, selective: can distinguish between live and neutral wires even close together. (tested here in Finland) - Cheap - Good indication - Relatively good size (a bit heavy with the batteries) - Indicates also just potential (voltage), does not need c...
    Cons:
    - No sound indication - Battery compartment lid will probably break after several battery changes - Does not fit INTO a wall ou...
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