How to Buy and Use a Non Contact

Abbott adapter MF11012A

How to Buy and Use a Non Contact

Why a non contact AC voltage detector / testerAnyone that does any electrical work around the home at all needs some kind of voltage tester for safety, Abbott adapter MF11012A and the non contact AC voltage detector, or tester is one of the easiest to use. Unlike other testers the non contact style of voltage detector does not need bare wires to find stray or unwanted voltage it can detect such voltage right through insulation without ever coming into contact with the voltage source.


As a safety device in the home the AC voltage tester is nearly unparalleled in its use and low cost. As a professional electrician I feel it is important enough that I carry two one detector in my pocket at all times and a spare in the truck in case the batteries go dead or I lose or damage the first.


How to buy an AC voltage detector / testerThere are many different brands and models available of the non contact AC voltage detector or tester with many different price tags. Most of the large electrical tool suppliers offer them, such as Fluke, Greenlee, GB and Klein , but there are many smaller companies as well. Abbott adapter MF11012A Cost can vary from only a few dollars to nearly $100 for fancy ones with capabilites that few people will ever use. A good rule of thumb is somewhere around $20 for a good quality voltage detector that should last a lifetime. Don't buy based merely on price this is your safety and possibly your life that you are protecting.