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(Fox 43 Pennsylvania)   1.7 million voltage testing tools recalled because power switch may not work   (fox43.com) divider line
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2021-06-10 10:20:07 AM  
How shocking. Everyone should check to see if they have one at ohm.
 
2021-06-10 10:48:20 AM  
Could the Plug switch work here, too? Then again the Ironic tag works here too.
 
2021-06-10 10:52:19 AM  

cretinbob: How shocking. Everyone should check to see if they have one at ohm.


I won't impede anyone's authority on the subject. Not my jurisdiction. But, looking around in one's own dwelling unit may be fitting. My reactance is low today.  De-energized, if you will. My fault, I guess.  Not suffering from caffeine overload, yet. I was gonna go all 70E on ya all, but I'm at my limit already today, so I'll restrict myself. I just wanted a an outlet.

What may brighten up my day is a good a flash, though. Exposed? But, the risk for that hazard is low.  I don't put EIP. So, thats not actually accessible.

/ok, ok, i'm done.  you can safely ground me.  You'd be a qualified person to do that, today.  Thank you for your service.
 
2021-06-10 11:24:44 AM  
I have one of these gizmos, not this brand. They are handy but I never believe it when it says a circuit is not energized. I _always_ believe it when it says it's hot.
 
2021-06-10 11:27:37 AM  
Seems like an oddly specific amount of voltage to be testing for, but OK.  I hope the amperage is really low.
 
2021-06-10 11:37:46 AM  

jakedata: I have one of these gizmos, not this brand. They are handy but I never believe it when it says a circuit is not energized. I _always_ believe it when it says it's hot.


I have one of these and thought I was just an idiot because I couldn;t get it to work right.

Good news is, I'm still an idiot.
 
2021-06-10 11:39:42 AM  
I've been using my Chicken Stick with no problems for the last year but electricity doesn't f*ck around, so back to Klein it is.
 
2021-06-10 11:41:46 AM  
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2021-06-10 11:45:38 AM  

cretinbob: How shocking. Everyone should check to see if they have one at ohm.


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2021-06-10 12:07:59 PM  

cretinbob: How shocking. Everyone should check to see if they have one at ohm.


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2021-06-10 12:21:46 PM  
Since it has an on/off switch, it must use a battery? If so, it needs some kind of light to indicate that it is on and the battery is working properly. Otherwise it could be off, or the battery could be dead, and then you are dead.
 
2021-06-10 12:44:40 PM  
The proper way to use these is to check on a known live circuit first.

What people usually do is rub the business end on their shirt/pants to create enough of a static charge to make them go off.
 
2021-06-10 12:52:33 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Since it has an on/off switch, it must use a battery? If so, it needs some kind of light to indicate that it is on and the battery is working properly. Otherwise it could be off, or the battery could be dead, and then you are dead.


The Kleins have lights. I must have 10 or so floating around, they all work fine for my uses which is mostly fans and switches. I use a proper Fluke on anything other than that though usually.
 
2021-06-10 1:03:23 PM  
Oh FFS I have one of those purchased around that time, but not from Home Depot. I still better waste the day looking for the farking thing to make sure it isn't faulty.
 
2021-06-10 1:15:42 PM  
1.7 million voltages?

Great Scott!
 
2021-06-10 1:22:10 PM  

SumoJeb: Oh FFS I have one of those purchased around that time, but not from Home Depot. I still better waste the day looking for the farking thing to make sure it isn't faulty.


You can, but I'm not going to bother. Easier to just make sure it's on by checking it. They get lost often enough that in a couple years I'll probably have 10 different units anyway.
 
2021-06-10 2:03:26 PM  

drewogatory: SumoJeb: Oh FFS I have one of those purchased around that time, but not from Home Depot. I still better waste the day looking for the farking thing to make sure it isn't faulty.

You can, but I'm not going to bother. Easier to just make sure it's on by checking it. They get lost often enough that in a couple years I'll probably have 10 different units anyway.


I put all my specialized tools in buckets. Bucket for electrical, bucket for drywall, bucket for plumbing, bucket for conduit, bucket for tiling. I stopped losing tools after doing that. Just go over to the bucket stack and take the bucket for the job you're doing.

That doesn't stop me from have 12 tape measures.
 
2021-06-10 2:13:39 PM  

LoneCoon: drewogatory: SumoJeb: Oh FFS I have one of those purchased around that time, but not from Home Depot. I still better waste the day looking for the farking thing to make sure it isn't faulty.

You can, but I'm not going to bother. Easier to just make sure it's on by checking it. They get lost often enough that in a couple years I'll probably have 10 different units anyway.

I put all my specialized tools in buckets. Bucket for electrical, bucket for drywall, bucket for plumbing, bucket for conduit, bucket for tiling. I stopped losing tools after doing that. Just go over to the bucket stack and take the bucket for the job you're doing.

That doesn't stop me from have 12 tape measures.


The reason these are great is that they are small and light. The reason they get lost is that they are small and light. Left in a wall or ceiling, unclips when you're crawling, jacked by your trainee, whatever. They are dirt cheap and come with a receptacle tester. I give the testers away to clients usually, because I'd have 100 of them otherwise.
 
2021-06-10 7:38:05 PM  
Klein needs to stop licensing out their name for shiat home depot tools and stick to their pro lines. They've never designed and built a non-contact voltage tester and never will, this is some rip-off Chinese crap design with their name on it. Get back to making D2000 lineman's guys, you will always have customers for those.


/electrician
/actually using Ideal now
 
2021-06-10 7:53:07 PM  
Made in China ?
 
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