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  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 3
Very cheap + working, not perfect – Pen Style Non Contact AC Voltage Detector (90V~1000V/2*AAA) Reviews

posted by Ahvenakala on 11/14/2009 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Extremely cheap, atleast when compared to Fluke's same product. Works, easy to use, indicator light is good and sensitivity quite good. Does not need current to flow on the conductors, detects potential (I would imagine someone might have done one with Hall-sensors only also).
Cons:
Battery compartment cover will probably break after a few battery changes. Sensitivity is both good and bad: on some outlets it does not show anything and on some all outputs indicate voltage. On all wire I tested it worked perfectly though. I live in Finland so the tip does not fit into a euro outlet holes.
Other:
Bottomline:
For it's price it is VERY good, not perfect but I would suggest buying it, quite handy: no need to peel wires and use a multimeter to see if power is connected, also good for checking live, neutral/ground on wires, not that good on outlets.

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