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110/220 VAC Voltage Tester

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This Commercial Electric 110/220 VAC Voltage Tester offers indicator lights that shine when 120- and 240 volts are detected. This tester features a 1-year warranty from the manufacturer.

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White wire, black wire?

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July 15, 2015
I had a track light that died. I removed it and I want to check the wires to see if the power is good. However, it's a black wire and a white wire and the voltage tester has a black lead and a red lead. Which is which? Black to black and red to white? Or black to white and red to black? I know that the black wire is power and the white wire is ground, but I have no idea which of the voltage tester leads is which (and the instructions aren't clear). Also, do I test it with the power turned on or off? It's a double switch and I don't know what position it was in when the light died, so I shut off the circuit breaker to be sure it's turned off. Thank you!
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August 26, 2015
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You need to have circuit breaker power on to light the tester.
Since you are checking AC voltage, red or black doesn't matter. Works either way. In the old days some used 110 DC voltage and you could check polarity of the voltage. Putting the red lead on the positive power wire and black on negative, would cause an indication by lighting one of two poles in the neon lamp. Depending on which pole lit up, Read More
You need to have circuit breaker power on to light the tester.
Since you are checking AC voltage, red or black doesn't matter. Works either way. In the old days some used 110 DC voltage and you could check polarity of the voltage. Putting the red lead on the positive power wire and black on negative, would cause an indication by lighting one of two poles in the neon lamp. Depending on which pole lit up, would indicate polarity. Not used anymore because AC power lights up both at 60Hz. They just have not switched to same color wires because it looks more impressive.
To see If your power is OK, hook up the tester (either color wires) to black & white power wires, turn on circuit breaker, turn your switches in all possible way's. If the tester doesn't light at all, your not getting power to the track fixture. Read Less
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July 18, 2015
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For this tester to work, the electricity must be turned on. The black wire goes to the black, and the red lead goes to a white or ground.
If you want to go a safer route, use a non-contact voltage tester. It requires you not touch any wires, only get near them.
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We are interested in purchasing this 110/220 VAC VOLTAGE TESTER and would like to know if we can order them with our company logo on them?

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Dear Valued Home Depot Customer,
We reached out to the MFG for more information and find their response below.
"Yes, we can make the order with customer logo. You know we provide the product with the logo Commercial Electric. If The Homedepot ask to use the new logo, we can follow the requirement."
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