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djohns
Re: Ceiling Fan ...

Circuit testers and " No Contact " voltage testers are junk , in my less than humble opinion . :rolleyes:

canuk
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Testers do have a purpose rough testing for energized wiring but certainly won't tell what the voltage is. There is no denying a volt meter is the best way to go.

A. Spruce
Re: Ceiling Fan ...

Just curious, how do you guys feel about wiggys? Not really a voltage tester, but they do show an energized conductor and the rough voltage it's got running to it.

djohns
Re: Ceiling Fan ...
A. Spruce wrote:

Just curious, how do you guys feel about wiggys? Not really a voltage tester, but they do show an energized conductor and the rough voltage it's got running to it.

Maybe for " homeowner use " , they're OK . I can't use them in my type of work , so I don't have much experience with one .

canuk
Re: Ceiling Fan ...

While I never use them ...I'd have to agree for general purpose testing they're fine but if I'm using contact leads might as well use a volt meter.

For example I recall a situation where instrumentation at a plant would be acting up , the feeling was a power issue. The plant electrician used a "wiggy" and said everything seemed ok yet when I used my volt meter I found they were only being feed 102 volts and fluctuating down to 98 volts.

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