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Sparky12021986

ok 2 part thread first is a question that i need to ask....

With regard to test equipment used by electricians state: Why the use of a screwdriver incorperating the use of a neon indicator, for verifying isolation does not comply with the requirements of GS 38...

THANKS....

and part 2 of this thread is to ask you all what is your views on the neon screwdriver as i have heard that a lot of people do not like them where as some others do like them...
 
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Plonker 3

See the attachment for all the answer to why is doesn't comply to GS38 and also why I wont use them.
 

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mogga

Just me
Electrician's Arms
they should be BANNED only use for them is opening tins of airfix paint NEVER for checking live connections
 

RWJ

8,400+ day wonder
Electrician's Arms
where as some others do like them...
Really.... I don't know anyone that likes them, although I might give my exwife one as a present after I've stuck it in a bucket of water lol*


*DISCLAIMER.... I'm only joking, just in case the old bag electrocutes her self.... It weren't me officer!
 

telectrix

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one of the main reasons for not using them for testing purposes is that they rely on your body to provide an earth path. you are basically touching a live part of the installation through a resistor and neon. if they fail, dzzzz.
 

telectrix

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always wanted to be blond. now it's greying ( a bit, not much)
 

mickys86

Electrician's Arms
Ok here's one..... I've never used them - and don't intend to - but I bought a wera kraftform vde screwdriver set. If they are so dangerous, why do they include a neon?

I'm gonna remind ya,
Ive no intentions of using it so save ya lectures lol :p
 
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poppypiesdad

Ok here's one..... I've never used them - and don't intend to - but I bought a wera kraftform vde screwdriver set. If they are so dangerous, why do they include a neon?

I'm gonna remind ya,
Ive no intentions of using it so save ya lectures lol :p
They include a neon because they cant even give them away so they force them on you.
But i was in CEF today and on the counter was a box of testers reduced from £1.99 to 99p thinking of getting a job lot and flogging them on here ......................to open air-fix paint pots OBVIOUSLY. ;)
 

telectrix

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another argument against using them on anything live is that they are not VDE .
 

Mark_Burgess

Electrician's Arms
The Wera one is actually quite good.....

Push and twist into a plaster board wall and depending how deep you go, you can a hole ready for a 5, 6 or 7mm rawl plugs, saves getting a drill out.
 
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