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Outlet tester

Discussion in 'Wiki' started by derekleffew, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Inexpensive plug-in device to determine that an outlet is wired properly. See this thread for a demonstration of the value. Will not replace a VOM, but a small handy tool nonetheless. At a cost of ~ $3-$10, should be a part of everyone's toolbox.
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    Link to online vendors: "Electrical Receptacle Wall Plug AC Outlet Ground Tester".

    For a counter-point, and specifically how this device may give false readings, see http://ecmweb.com/mag/electric_three...ircuit_tester/.
    See also http://us.fluke.com/usen/Community/F...erProblems.htm on how to achieve a more comprehensive test with a VOM/DMM.
    Spend the less than six minutes it takes to watch this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLk-6pvSlWg
    and meet its star and producer in this post.
     

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