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Can Anyone Recommend a Good Voltage Proximity Detector?

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by velvetfoot, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    You know, the kind where you put it near a wire and it emits a light and sound.
    My Greenlee model crapped out.
    Thanks.

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  2. seige101

    seige101 Minister of Fire

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    Fluke model 1AC-A 2

    I have several and i love them. Has never NOT detected voltage but does give some false indications that power is present. This usually happens when a ground is open somewhere or being backfed somewhere on a multi wire circuit.
  3. velvetfoot

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    I wound up getting a Klein at HD. Seems good. The on/off switch, which crapped out on the Greenlee, is better and it turns itself off.
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    I never did like the twist top on the greenlee seemed cheap and one small drop and it was toast.
  5. MasterMech

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    I have the Klein and so far so good.
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    Klein from HD

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