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Old 06-27-2009, 10:41 PM   #41
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I use a red Santronics or the Santronics Ultimate AC Sensor. I prefer the Santronics because they DO NOT have a ON/OFF SWITCH and the Ultimate has a tone feature. The tone will not sound for static but the light may light. Also they are made in the USA.
To test 125VDC I use a Ideal neon test light that is rated for 600 volts.
You really cannot do any serious troubleshooting with eather however for determining live or dead both do a fine job.You must remember each has limitations.
Take Dirty Harrys advice and know its limitations.
Where I work we are not allowed to use Wiggies of any type. No one seems to know why they are just not allowed.
When I worked in Freeport Texas you could use a Ideal Wiggie or a Ideal Volt-Con only with resistor leads.
Got a friend that works for a chemical company and he is not allowed to use a Fluke meter for anything other than to check resistance and on low voltage AC & DC. They check voltage they use a Tegam Volt meter ( which is nothing more than a digital Wiggie ) or a Ideal Wiggie.
I'd think that "somebody" thinks that certain testers may be dangerous to use under certain conditions but I'd like to know why that chemical company seems to think that a Fluke meter is dangerous?
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...whats a wiggy?
This is a wiggy:

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What you have to realize about that company is that if you do any work at all you have violated at least 10 safety rules. They also have a safety gestopo that looks for reasons to have people fired.
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This is a wiggy:

The Set I have (but no longer use) is alot older then that.. LOL Square D still make the Wiggy? I use Vol-cons (Love the continuity part)
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What you have to realize about that company is that if you do any work at all you have violated at least 10 safety rules. They also have a safety gestopo that looks for reasons to have people fired.

What company are you referring to?
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The only tick i trust is Flukes. I've had two greenlees and they are not near as nice as the flukes. The VD-1 i have is about as big as my thumb and the light on it is so nicely receptive to inductance...It dims exactly proportional to the distance you get away from the circuit and when you get close enough to the source of what it's picking up, the light turns red. Pretty slick.
But i only use them for finding out what they are supposed to tell me. I.E. extension cords, plugs, light sockets...etc....whatever.

i dont have a wiggy....i should get that fluke wiggy i saw....pretty nice.
Yup - I have the LVD-1. It's the only tool I keep in my pants pocket.
It has a powerful LED light on the end as well. I've done side by side testing against other brands. I will never use any other type of tick.

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Yup - I have the LVD-1. It's the only tool I keep in my pants pocket.
It has a powerful LED light on the end as well. I've done side by side testing against other brands. I will never use any other type of tick.

Have you checked out the newer LVD2?

http://us.fluke.com/usen/products/Ac...keUnitedStates
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