Amprobe NCV-1040 Non-Contact Voltage Probe with Flashlight and Magnetic Solenoid Testing
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A model I had from many years ago finally quit working so that's why I decided to buy this one made by the same company. With it, you can detect if electric current is flowing into things without having to shock yourself. It is very simple to use when you have to replace electrical switches or test whether something has power. I highly recommend this in everyone's tool box because you simply have to wave it over the power cord and it'll beep or light up without you having to touch any exposed hot wires!.
The Amprobe NCV-100 is the second one I bought Several months ago, I purchased the 1040 testers and began using them for work. I have found them to be reliable, and I like the dual voltage feature for working on low voltage A voltage control transformer controls the voltage. There is a built-in flashlight on the tester, but I find that the light isn't too bright, although when I am working in the dark it's helpful. An audible beeper is built into the tester, in addition to a flashing red indicator light. As long as the default is set to 50, the red indicator will flash once every second The low 12-volt voltage mode operates twice per second, and the 1000 VAC mode runs twice per second This mode operates at 50 VAC. The vessel has a CAT IV 1000-ton rating The VAC/50 standard A magnetic solenoid test, which changes the red indicator to yellow in the presence of a magnetic field, is included in the 400 Hz safety rating. There was a magnetic detector that did not work on some small cube relays and solenoids, but it did with larger RBM relays and definite-purpose contactors, so I assume they must have been below the " >" mark. Its specification sheet says that it has a "5 mT" rating. Two AAA batteries are required for the test, which were included, and the tester is So far, they are holding up well to my regular daily use at the office, so the overall performance has been good.
It is made in China too. The design is a bit rugged, but it also feels cheap to me. I am sure that it will work fine. In my FLIR, the batteries don't rattle around like the ones in my Amprobe, but I can still hear them rattling in my FLIR. There's a lot of flaws in the product. In my opinion, a tool like this can make the difference between life and death when you need it. But since it feels the way it does, I doubt I will be using it in the field or even around the house, at least not for a long period of time.
As I work a lot with solenoids and the magnetism detector is a crucial piece of hardware, I hoped the device would be a great asset. It is essential that the battery compartment is installed carefully and lined up meticulously to prevent the device from turning while operating. It is one of the many It's also easy to lose the ring that's supposed to seal the compartment.
In general, I suppose a plus is the 21 amp draw for standby power. The six uA.
As a first step, mine does not detect magnetic fields. There may or may not be something wrong with the product. Due to the error, I will return the item.
Thus far it has been a good app and I've been using it for As a matter of course, I double check everything I do.
Have we all tried to use a flashlight while probing a line before? This works perfectly and is a great tool.