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Old 06-12-2010, 08:36 PM   #1
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Any suggestions on the one I should need/want? Klein's Wiggy, Knopp's K60 or Ideal's VolCon? Any others? What are you guys using?

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Any suggestions on the one I should need/want? Klein's Wiggy, Knopp's K60 or Ideal's VolCon? Any others? What are you guys using?

Same Klein I've had for 20 years

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I have a 1984 vintage Ideal Voltcon with resistor probes works fine and a Knopp K60 works fine. I also have a OOOOOOOOOld Square D Wiggy around here someplace that also still works.
the Knopp is CAT III rated . The Ideal and Square D were made before all that started.
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My everyday voltage tester is an Ideal. 61 065. I also have a Wiggy, in my spare kit, and a Duspol (german) they are all old, but work great. Just Like Me.
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Good lord, you ever heard of CAT ratings?
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Good lord, you ever heard of CAT ratings?
Zog, we don't have time for all this safety stuff.
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tee Knopp is CAT III rated . The Ideal and Square D were made before all that started.
I assume I'm looking for something at least Cat III rated then?
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all of Ideal's wiggy's are CAT III
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I used to have a Square D 'Wiggy' but use one of these now:


Very popular for a lot of industrial guys down here and this tester is standard issue to all supply authority techs for polarity testing, also.
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You can order Wiggy's online from HD. Dad has the wiggy and I have an Ideal volcon.
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Why only a Wiggy type? Anything against a low impedance electronic tester?
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I carried an Ideal wiggy for years, until my company truck was stolen about 5 years ago. I bought a model 12 Fluke for about the same money as a wiggy with the insurance money. I think I prefer it to the wiggy. I like having the ohm meter.
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I'm partial to the Knopp K-60. They're pretty compact and the leads don't get all tangled up very much. Made in USA and affordable. I have a volcon too which I use quite a bit as well but I prefer the Knopp. Half the time when testing for continuity I use my Ideal clamp meter anyway.
I'd like to try a Duspol though, they look really nice.
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Can't win a Darwin award being safe.
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I used to have a Square D 'Wiggy' but use one of these now:


Very popular for a lot of industrial guys down here and this tester is standard issue to all supply authority techs for polarity testing, also.
Do you have a manufacturer or a link to this one?
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Do you have a manufacturer or a link to this one?
Anybody have any info on it?
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Looks like a Duspol ! Can't tell the brand name !
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I always liked the Volcon ... The continuity feature comes in handy at times..
Mind you they have been recalled a couple of times..

Cat Rateing? I would never use them on my cat.
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I've got a ton of meters, and very seldom use the wiggy anymore
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I can't find a link to a online retailer - down here they are referred to as a 'Wibre' tester.

Can be found in a catalog here: http://www.cabac.com.au/shop/media/f...9/j/index.html

Just flick through to pages 4-5. Not sure if anyone sells them online but are pretty well available in suppliers & wholesalers here.

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