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Like a non contact voltage detector? Sanstronics are probably the best
 

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Has anybody tried the "Ideal vol-con xl", how is it ? What is the best voltage tester to get?
For a simple voltage tester a Wiggy was the best, but they don't make it anymore. You can still find them on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Square-D-Wi...V-Voltage-Tester-New-in-Package-/360841386808

I switched to the ideal 61-702. I couldn't give up the vibrating function that the Wiggy had, which is why I settled on this

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QZ2PN4/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 

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If you're looking for a solenoid tester I would go with a knopp. However, the Fluke t+ pro is in my opinion the best front line tester on the market.
Agreed, once you use a T+ Pro, all other testers are garbage in comparison.
 

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Agreed, once you use a T+ Pro, all other testers are garbage in comparison.
Until you need one that has more options than voltage, resistance, and a cute little led flashlight
 

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I've never seen a maintenance guy use a tester. Real electricians need them, but never a ballast changer.
You probably need a label maker more than a meter correct? Nope, no way your bosses expect you to label the wire AND strip it AND land it on a t-strip. They'd have to triple your wage
 

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You probably need a label maker more than a meter correct? Nope, no way your bosses expect you to label the wire AND strip it AND land it on a t-strip. They'd have to triple your wage
Speaking of that, you're going to be doing an awful lot of that with your conveyor. What kind of labeler do you use?
 

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Until you need one that has more options than voltage, resistance, and a cute little led flashlight
There is a difference between a tester and a meter. The t+ pro is a tester. It is my first line go to tester. When I need a dmm I use my 87-V. When I need a clamp meter I use my 381. They all have their place. I also keep a pair of knopps in my van, and use them on occasion. They are smaller and fit better in my pocket. If all I need is a go/no go tester the knopps work great.
 

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Speaking of that, you're going to be doing an awful lot of that with your conveyor. What kind of labeler do you use?
Our IT dept does all the labeling for all the machines. I just gave them a copy of the terminal numbers and they'll laser print me off however many copies I want of each number. Works out nicely
 

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There is a difference between a tester and a meter. The t+ pro is a tester. It is my first line go to tester. When I need a dmm I use my 87-V. When I need a clamp meter I use my 381. They all have their place. I also keep a pair of knopps in my van, and use them on occasion. They are smaller and fit better in my pocket. If all I need is a go/no go tester the knopps work great.
I hear ya. All I carry personally is a t+pro, a 117, and a 381. And of those I use the wiggy 90% of the time
 

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I never leave the truck without my fluke T5-1000 in my back pocket. It is a great little meter in a compact package. Reasonably priced and worth every penny.
 
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