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Does the Job, Not Durable
on May 10, 2010
I've used this and the Fluke one. I prefer the Fluke, although this one is somewhat cheaper. They both do the job of detecting low voltage A/C currents in receptacles as well as from the outer jacket of wires, but this one seems less durable and is prone to damage when dropping. Both have lights and audible alarm when an electrical current is present. The biggest negative to this is that the on/off switch is also the cap to load/unload the batteries. On is one side, off is the middle, and battery removal is the other side. If you turn the cap the wrong way, you run the risk of dropping and losing the cap which makes the entire tester unusable.
If you just need something to do the job, this works fine. If you will be using this often, better off spending the extra money and getting the Fluke.