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I use t use the RED MK ones with sound. Now i have a "Di Log" with led light as well and love it.

what is the best available?

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PAUL M

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Fluke.
 
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DanBrown

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Definatly the Fluke ''VoltAlert''..
 
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wattsup

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Only use to test live, and not proven dead! or you will be one day
 
fluke too, but i find the battery tends to be a little loose, and can cause it to malfunction, anyone else have the same problem ?
 
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andypandy

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use a fluke but as has been said to c if circult live then still double check with test meter
 
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RacerA3

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Im using Fluke here too.
 
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dr rosenrosen

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The alphatek ones are good but the light on them tends to have a life of its own.
 
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rumrunner

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The alphatek ones are good but the light on them tends to have a life of its own.
So there rubbish then:eek: what good is a voltage indicator without a light ,as i said before i dont use them ,i dont trust them ,and doubt if i could find a fault with one.i cant understand why anyone needs one,its beond me ,i must be missing something:confused:
 
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dr rosenrosen

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Not the light to indicate a live circuit but the small lamp on the other end of the stick, as a voltage indicator its no more or less reliable than any other brand and while i would not use it to fully verify that a circuit is dead they are a valuable tool if used for identification.
 
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pope

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Can be very helpfull in certain situations, but nothing beats a set of test lamps for proving dead.
 
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claire_r

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they are only good for testing whether the casing for a washing machine etc is live...and i still wouldnt trust it!
 
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andypandy

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ever thought of using it to test switch lines or test cable to c if it is broken between one point to the next u can also if you r good you can hold it on a fuse spur and switch it on/off and u can c ifpower reaching it without removing cover nobody said u should trust them but if used correct and on as a basic check then there should b no problems
 

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