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Electrical Testers

  • Twist-Lock Tester
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  • Wavetek DM73B Digital Multimeter
    Wavetek DM73B Digital Multimeter
    Wavetek DM73B Digital Multimeter
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    $99.95
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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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  • 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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  • Socapex Six Circuit Tester Female end provides the actual test results
    Socapex Six Circuit Tester - Female
    Socapex Six Circuit Tester - Female
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    $229.95
    LAST ONE. Simple Female tester has what it takes to check 6 circuit par bars with ease. Threads removed - just push it onto the connector. 6 LEDs tell you if there's a problem, green for "good," no light for "bad" and red for a short circuit. Powered by a 9v battery.
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