You must be an old guy.I cant answer that question. I havent tried either one. To date I have used "Ideal" "southwire" and "Kobalt" all of them will lie in a heartbeat. I had to get used to how they reacted to various situations and keep in mind the state of the batteries. They all read induced voltage too well. Some of them would go off any time i drove under a power line crossing the road. They are for get me started only. I do not trust that type "guesser".
If you want a simple easy meter that will never lie to you, buy an electro/mechanical "wiggy", not a digital one.
What would be a good Wiggly tester to get?As @paulengr said don't start a bad habit. Meter, Meter, Meter all the time it saves lives, your own.
If you want something useful do as said buy a "Wiggy". They are a great troubleshooting tool, and the arc and click they make on 480 volt will remind you every time how bad 480 can be 🥴 .
The ultimate has sound and light, the other just a light.Gents,
Is there much of a difference between these two and which one of these is a better tester?
AC Voltage Sensor
Ultimate AC Sensor
I have used them as back safety checks, I would put one in a panel near hots. When I walked away to check/do something and came back it better not be on.The ultimate has sound and light, the other just a light.
I've been using these for decades now. When used properly, they are great.
Most people don't know their proper use.