Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Which voltage sniffer do you guys like?  I lost my Fluke which worked well.  I tried putting a Gardner Bender one I have into service but it's too sensitive.  It reads voltage even an inch away from a receptacle without even inserting the tool into the receptacle.  No good since I cant use it to check for polarity in older two prong receptacles.  My fluke was at the right sensitivity so you had to insert it to get a reading.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Your cheapo tester will give you neutral and hot by covering one slot with a finger while sniffing the other. IOW, if you cover the hot slot, it won't beep.

Best to carry a couple of them, range of sensitivity. I'd keep my good one in my bag to confirm strange readings.

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe it was Jim Katen who stated something like, "they're for when you absolutely, positively do not need to know for sure if the wire is hot". 

I use a Wiggy- it tells the entire story reporting voltage and proving a level of current capable of operating a solenoid. No switches, no batteries. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 10 months later...

I personally used Amprobe Voltage Tester..This unit is an automatic AC/DC voltage tester for residential and commercial use. It can test lights, appliances and is compact, pocket-sized and easy to use. It has bright neon lights which indicate AC and DC voltages even in well-lit rooms and has a built-in test-leads holder. 

Fluke is also good but I liked it more

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...