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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 3
Works good, but the light is a little dim in full daylight. – Pocket Size 100-500V AC Test Pen (5.5 inch length) Reviews

posted by NewAgeRetroHipi on 10/09/2012 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Super cheap Sturdy enough
Cons:
little bit dim at 120V AC would most likely be brighter at 240V Also it would be nice if it came with a cover for the tip. I keep it in my jacket pocket and the bare metal end would eventually wear through the pocket. I found a piece of garbage plastic that works great as a cover.
Other:
I think I'll pick up a non-contact model for the convenience factor. All it is is a case with a resistor and light connected between the business end and the grounding pad (top of the handle)
Bottomline:
Good, but dim.

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