FLUKE 1AC-A1 II VoltAlert

By Todd Fratzel on Electrical, Power Tools, Product Reviews

Today I bought a new electrical tester. In the past I’ve had testers but none that I really liked or trusted. I read some reviews and this Fluke 1AC-A1 II VoltAlert received some decent feedback. What I like about this tester is you can use it several ways. It has a flat tip that allows you to stick it into a receptacle to test for power. You can also touch it to wires that still have insulation on them and get an accurate test result. When it detects voltage the white end lights up and makes a steady audible tone. So far I’ve found it to be quite useful.

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Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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  1. Ethan says:

    I a had tester similar to this. Unfortunately, it didn’t work very well and would often give me false positive results. Didn’t really give me much confidence.

  2. Drew says:

    Hey we use these pens all the time. Actually the company I work for sells a product that specifically uses these pens. The key to using these pens is that you write them into your procedures. If you guys want to look at them in action heres a link to our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Grace-Engineered-Products-Inc/8748547708?ref=ts
    I don’t mean to spam. Let me know what you guys think of this app.

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