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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Working ok 230V – Pen Style Non Contact AC Voltage Detector (90V~1000V/2*AAA) Reviews

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 current to flow in the wires.
Cons:
- No sound indication
- Battery compartment lid will probably break after several battery changes
- Does not fit INTO a wall outlet hole in Finland (flat end, not round)
Other:
I have used one similar (10x much more expensive) and this one works equally well.
Bottomline:
Very good for it's price, I would recommend to everyone doing some small electrical work. I would not rely my life to it's indication (wires cold. I bought another for my father as a gift.

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