Amprobe Residential Electrical Testing Tools
Amprobe Electrical Testing Tools
Recently the folks at Amprobe sent us several of their residential electrical testing tools to evaluate. Whether you’re a home owner or contractor having a reliable set of electrical testing tools is invaluable. They sent us Amprobe’s PK-100R Residential Testing Kit and ACD-4 Digital Clamp Meter along with a convenient carrying case.
Amprobe PK-100R Residential Testing Kit
Comprehensive set of tools to troubleshoot appliances and residential electrical and HVAC systems including outlets, switches, and extension cords.
- PM-60 Digital Multimeter: measure AC/DC voltage; continuity function checks light bulbs and fuses; resistance, capacitance, and frequency for advanced repairs
- VT201A Non-contact Voltage Detector: quickly checks voltage
- ST102A Receptacle Tester: tests 110 – 125 V GFCI circuits quickly and easily: plug into a GFCI outlet – LEDs indicate wiring status and GFCI circuit will trip to confirm outlet protection is working properly
Amprobe ACD-4 Digital Clamp Meter
- Amprobe ACD-4 Digital Clamp Meter
- Measures AC current to 400 A
- Measures AC/DC voltage to 600 V and resistance to 200 ohms
- Features advanced VoltTect non-contact voltage detection
- CAT III 600 V rated
Amprobe Testing Tool Review
Over the years I’ve owned several different electrical testing tools from a variety of manufactures. I can’t tell you how often I find myself testing an electrical circuit or trouble shooting an electrical problem on the job or at home.
This is a great set of electrical testing tools for home owners. Right out of the box the two most likely to be used by home owners will be the non-contact voltage detector and the receptacle tester. In the photo above I used the non-contact voltage detector to check for a live outlet prior to making repairs. Simply place the detector near the outlet, wire or circuit and the light will glow along with an audible signal alerting to a live voltage source.
In the photo above you can see the receptacle tester being used on a GFCI outlet. The two orange lights on the right side of the tester indicate that the circuit is wired properly. These type of testers are great because they can tell you if the conductors are installed correctly, whether or not there is proper ground and several other common diagnosis for electrical outlets. Frankly this is a tool that EVERY home owner should have!
The digital multimeter and digital clamp meter are also very useful. While these are a bit more technical they can be used to help test almost any electrical voltage and current configuration along with resistance. Amprobe includes some great user manuals along with these products to help you understand exactly how to use them.
I found the Amprobe Electrical Testing Tools to be of high quality and a great set for any home owner or contractor. This set of electrical testing tools should be able to handle 95% of the testing needs of most non-electrician types! If you don’t own electrical testing tools then this is a set I highly recommend.
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