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The simplest and least expensive tester is the neon 2-wire 0-500 volt tester. Put one of the leads on a ground reference (box screws, neutral side of a plug, neutral or white wire, etc.) and the other lead on the hot wire (hot side of a plug, black or red wire, etc.) If the neon light glows, then you have voltage at the outlet, as is the case here. Another handy device to have around is the plug tester. Just plug this device into a receptacle, and it will not only tell you if there is voltage present, but also if it is wired correctly (or not!). Just follow the codes on the tester to determine the situation. The type of meter that most electricians will use is the digital multi-meter. These come in various brand names, price ranges and quality, and the old adage, "you get what you pay for" is the best advice to follow here.

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Doesn't work Is there a battery?

All of these non-contact voltage testers require a battery. On this one, its located under the pocket clip assembly at the top. Consult the manual page 3 here: for instructions on how to install the two AAA batteries.

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How to use

Voltage testers and volt meters are two different things. A meter will provide a an indication of the exact voltage and type AC or DC. A tester on the other hand simply provides an indication of presence of power with little to no indication of how much or type.

AC power is what is provided by most power companies in the world. DC is a type of power provided by batteries and DC power supplies. If your tester or meter has provisions to check for AC and DC, you should check for BOTH. If AC power is present and you are have set your meter to test for DC power, your meter will indicate 0 volts. You can see this can be a dangerous condition. Most simple testers will not care if AC or DC power is being tested and the types that use neon lamps will usually glow differently for AC and DC power.

When setting up for testing voltage, you must test across the power source (or in "parallel") or load (such as a light bulb), as opposed to "in series" with the power source. Across would be from the + to - post of a battery, into the slots of an outlet, etc. "In series" is when the tester would be completing a circuit - such as testing across an open switch.

First, check the meter's operation by testing a known good power source by following the next steps. Set the meter for the type power to be tested. Choose AC if unsure. Next, set the meter for the highest voltage range supported. Make sure this range is higher than the expected voltage, otherwise damage to the meter may result. Connect the probes to the power source. Read the meter. If the meter moved only slightly, adjust the range of the meter to the next lower value. You can keep adjusting downward as needed to get the most precise reading possible - but do not set the range to a value less than the voltage present. A 0-300 volt scale is the lowest to measure a 240 volt outlet - switching to a 0 - 150 volt scale will damage the meter. The 0 - 150 volt scale would be fine for measuring 120 volt outlets.

If the meter did not move, change the type from AC to DC. and repeat. If it still does not work, the meter is not working correctly (if testing a know good source) or there is no power present (if the meter worked on a known good power source).

Good luck!

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Need more info. Always check the tester on a good circuit or receptacle first. If it does not work the send it to the vender for repairs.

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Tester Questions

Because safety comes first! The most important thing to remember when working with electricity is to turn off the power. It is also important to learn how to make sure the power is off, and this can be done easily using a variety of different testers.

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Usually, It can measure AC and DC voltage, DC current, and resistance. It also checks diodes, verifies continuity, and tests 1.5 V and 9 V batteries

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