|Item Weight||0.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||7.8 x 3.3 x 1.4 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||VP-440|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Measurement Accuracy||+/- 5 C|
|Display Style||Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) with a maximum reading of 19999|
|Special Features||Automatic, positive implied, negative polarity indication|
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- Non-contact voltage tester for detecting A) voltage on cables, circuit breakers, wall sockets, junction boxes, and other electrical wiring
- Average-sensing meter helps provide accurate readings when measuring linear loads with a current or voltage that has a sinusoidal waveform
- Tester illuminates when AC voltage is detected
- Measures AC voltage from 50 to 1000V
- Safety rated to European Standard 61010-031 Category III 1000V
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- Detects AC Voltage (50 – 1000 VAC).
- Compact sized 5.8" x 0.8".
- Safely check for AC voltages without disconnecting the electrical loads.
- Double insulated: no exposed metal or conductive parts.
- Tests for AC Voltage cables, circuit breakers, wall sockets, junction boxes, fuses, etc.
- CAT IV 600 V / CAT III 1000 V safety rating.
The Amprobe VP-440 is manufactured in the United States
Amprobe VP-440 Non-Contact Voltage Detector
Manufactured in the United States
Designed for safe, non-contact voltage testing, the Amprobe VP-440 Non-Contact Voltage Detector fits conveniently in a shirt pocket, tool belt or pouch. The VP-440 identifies alternating current (AC) voltage from a distance of 0.16 inch (4 millimeter) to evaluate cables, circuit breakers, wall sockets, junction boxes, and other electrical wiring systems securely. The tester tip illuminates red in the presence of AC voltage between 50 to 1000V.
It is powered by two alkaline AAA batteries and meets European Standards (EN) 61010-031 CAT IV 600 V / CAT III 1000 V. The VP-440 is designed for use by electricians, electrical contractors, and auto mechanics.
|AC Voltage Detection||50 V → 1000 V|
|Rating||CAT IV 600 V / CAT III 1000 V|
Top Customer Reviews
I must have looked over all the different brands here on Amazon. Many reviewers, unhappy with their present purchase, referred to the Amprobe brand as what they went to, or were going to buy. This was what made me decide to buy this specific non-contact voltage probe.
+ The shipping is free.
+ Comes with 2 AAA alkaline batteries installed.
+ Nothing to turn on, since it's always on.
+ Very sensitive, even detecting which side of the cable is HOT!
- Not the lowest cost non-contact voltage probe, but sometimes it's better to pay more for quality.
- No audible, just a red flashing light when a voltage is detected. Having an audible wasn't important to me, but some may want an audible with the light.
- As with most non-contact voltage probes, this probe can't detect voltage presence if the cable is shielded.
▪ When I first tried the probe, it didn't work! I checked the batteries & they were good? The problem was with the battery compartment top, which wasn't screwed on tight enough. Once I tightened it securely, the probe worked perfectly.
► Update - January 19, 2013
I used this nifty tool today to verify the cable I was going to cut was the correct one & to verify the power was turned off.
I'm upgrading my rating from 4 to 5, as this tool saved me time & works perfectly!
The voltage range is the sensitivity and that determines its application. The lower range (40/50v) is too sensitive and more limited. They will light when close to a group of wires and cannot discriminate among them even if just one is hot and they have been physically separated. I have a 40/600 volt that will light if it is placed against the plastic trim plate of a wall switch and that makes it almost useless beyond testing outlets. e.g.: 3 circuits in a box. You shut one off (you think). The tester can't tell you, it glows because its near the other 2 that are still hot.
It gets worse when you have 2 and 3 wire spliced circuit conductors increasing the field significantly.
This is where the Amprobe excels when you need more. It has a highest range of any N/C tester that I know of and can discriminate among wires that are just millimeters apart. You have to get close and that helps eliminate the error factor of a response from nearby conductors.
Now, there are 2 strong notes here.
First is that the spec listed on Amazon is 50/1000 volts because the individual package shows that. This is incorrect. The Mfg website lists this tester twice, under features it is 100/1000 and under specs its 110/1000.
I can tell you with certainty that in use this tester functions at the higher range and I have used them for many years. Fluke contacted and cannot explain the 3 discrepancies (????).
Final note.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great quality. OK, standard plastic tool packaging. Received in a timely manner. This is a great gift. Easy to use.Published 22 days ago by Suzanne Morris
Picks up voltage under 50 volts. Lights up today and when I put 2 different voltage meters to the exposed conductor I showed 10.56 vac.Published 1 month ago by Matthew
I live in a 125 year old house that has had electric added to it in different places over the years. It is far from a safe system - at least when it comes to repairs. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Blayne A.