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Electrical Testers

  • Twist-Lock Tester
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  • Socapex Six Circuit Tester Pair is needed to test cable by itself
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  • Wavetek DM73B Digital Multimeter
    Wavetek DM73B Digital Multimeter
    Wavetek DM73B Digital Multimeter
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    $99.95
    Small, lightweight, probe-type, digital multimeter. Redesigned for 2002, but still that great little meter we all love. So light you can carry this meter all day. Be ready to troubleshoot those annoying electrical problems. Digital readout insures accuracy.

    Measures both AC/DC voltage, resistance and continuity. An internal ringer signals if your continuity is "good." Every stage electrician should have this meter. Call for suggestions for a terrific belt pouch for this meter.
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  • Silent Santronics Tick Tracer non-contact electrical presence
    Santronics Tick Tracer$29.95
    Checks for electrical current without breaking the connection.

    A "volt tick" is a handy tool that belongs in every electrician's toolpouch or shirtpocket. Got a bad lamp? Check to see if it's getting current quickly and easily by just TOUCHING THE CABLE with the tip of the tester. It tests for voltage right through the insulation!

    The Santronics AC Sensor is powered by two AAA batteries. To replace the batteries, just unscrew the white cap. The The Santronics is always ready for use. It never has to be turned on or off. If there's current passing though the cable the entire white tip will glow a steady red.

    FAQ: John, I'm confused. I can't decide which "volt tick" to buy. Can you offer any help?
    Sure, it's really a matter of balancing personal taste with the situations you think you'll be using it in most. The Greenlee with its audible ringer is a good choice especially while focusing. There are always situations when you need to check a cable, but can't see the tester because you're blocked by the light. The ringer solves that situation. On the other hand, if you're working shows that are inherently quiet (soaps, theatre) the silent Santronics allows you to check cables without worrying about the noise of a ringer. I carry both the Greenlee and Santronics in my tool bag because I never know what situation I might be in.
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  • Pocket XLR Cable Testers
    Pocket XLR Cable Testers$89.95
    Two piece kit includes a sender and receiver. Cable testers provide a quick check of XLR cables -- even when cable ends are in a different locations.

    Works on either phantom power from the board or power supplied by the sender unit. Attach sender and receiver to opposite ends of the cable or use the receiver alone if phantom power is present. Shows if the cable is good or bad via 3 two-color green and red LEDs.

    Battery powered. It's only ON when in use. Long battery life. 5/8 diameter by 3 and 5
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  • Greenlee Tick Tracer
    Greenlee Tick Tracer$31.95
    Checks for electrical current without breaking the connection.

    A "volt tick" is a handy tool that belongs in every electrician's toolpouch or shirtpocket. Got a bad lamp? Check to see if it's getting current quickly and easily by just TOUCHING THE CABLE with the tip of the tester. It tests for voltage right through the insulation!

    The Greenlee is powered by two button batteries. To replace the batteries, just pull off the black cap. Turn the Greenlee on by sliding the plastic protector up and then pressing on the metal shirt clip. If there's current passing though the cable you'll get an audible ring AND a flashing red light.
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  • GAM Chek for 20amp stage use
    GAM Chek
    Three-in-One electrical tester with built-in plug and socket. Tests lamp continuity with a ringer and a light. Tests cable continuity on each of three lines independently eliminating crossed wire problems. Tests for power and crossed lines. Neon lights require approximately 55% power before they will light so false readings from cross-over or minimal voltage are reduced.

    Comes only in the RED 20 amp Stage Pin configuration. All other configurations have been discontinued.
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  • edison PBG parallel blade grounded tester
    Edison PBG Tester$12.95
    Standard grounded Edison plug tests for correct wiring.
    Checks for open ground, open neutral, open hot, hot/ground reversed, hot/neutral reversed. And, of course, tells you if everything's OK.
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  • small DMX testers fit in your hand
    All Three DMX Pocket Testers$95.50
    Special -- ALL THREE DMX Pocket Testers at one LOW price.

    Save cash when you purchase the 3 pin, 4 pin and 5 pin DMX testers at the same time. No situation will "out-fox" you when you're armed with all three DMX testers.
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