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

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 FLAT which means by default it won't fit inside the holes of Euro or Schuko outlets. HOWEVER, (see below)
Other:
The good thing about these cheap gadgets is that you don't feel bad damaging them, so I just took a cutter and scraped the plastic off the edges of the tip (there is enough "clearance" at the sides) so now it neatly fits ALL types of sockets :)
Bottomline:
Great tool, especially useful if you need to detect presence of electricity when you have many wires together. Note however, it should _NOT_ be used as a replacement for a contact voltage detector as it is not always 100% accurate

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