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The tester I have also bleeps on continuity - I hate that as I'm usually checking for safety and periodically jump then realise it a different f'ing bleep for N-E continuity and not L-N reversal and still energised!

The previously resommended Fluke 2 pole testers allow their buzzer to be silenced.

Think I remember reading specs of a tester from some manufacturer (although I could be wrong about this) that also vibrated for use in noisey environments - that would take some getting used to!
 
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The tester I have also bleeps on continuity - I hate that as I'm usually checking for safety and periodically jump then realise it a different f'ing bleep for N-E continuity and not L-N reversal and still energised!

So I would go for one that does one job only - to check for volts. If buying another I would probably go for the Drummond, or something cheap like the "Kewtech Kewvolt 2" or "Socket & See VIP150" that also needs no battery. To be fair my one still warns if volts and no battery but i think the voltage-range LEDs don't light, so would go for one that does one simple job.

However, some folk like a simple continuity probe bleeper feature for other testing, and I know some folk who like the non-contact sort for seeing if something is live, but never use them to prove dead!


Thanks I like the Drummond, but they are quite expensive. I’m leaning towards one that doesn’t need batteries. The Socket and See looks similar to Martindale and the Proving Unit like the Megger.
 

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