Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 15
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by backwash cheap but didn't last as long as I thought
I don't use the one I had very much (I'd classify as very light usage) and I had mine for 2 years until it just stopped working for no reason. Changed batteries, shook it, nothing. I didn't drop it or get it wet or even dusty. Simply stopped working right out of it's very own slot on my tool bucket bag. Other than that, worked fine up till it stopped working.
November 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shadow460 Decent little device
The best feature of this device is that it uses triple A batteries that you can find nearly anywhere. Other voltage testers run off of watch batteries which are outrageously expensive to replace.
I've used this device quite a few times. It fits into a pocket easily instead of having to carry around a Fluke 77BN clone just to check power in water tanks, air handlers, and whatnot.
January 14, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Worked for a while, then gave faulty readings
I used this tester for probably two years with no issues, but then it started giving faulty readings. Even when held up to a wire that wasn't connected to anything, it would show there was voltage on the line. VERY frustrating when trying to trouble shoot electrical circuits during a renovation.
February 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jfwa many false readings
This is the second one of these I have owned. Silly me. The first was unreliable after a year or so the second has started giving me false positive readings. As I can't believe it when it says a line is hot I have no reason to believe it when it says the line is dead. Worse than worthless at this point.
May 27, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TexasGulfCoast Can you hear it?
Very quiet tone. Very low level of lighting. I would suggest spending more bucks for a better one. This is more or less a throw away tool to the tool box in case you need one. Like a cheap 99 cent screwdriver.
March 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by boolayboo Works as advertised
This product is inexpensive and does the job for which it's made.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bezoat26P So far, so good!
Having not used one of these before, I don't have much to compare it against. That said, it hasn't let me down yet. Pretty simple, just place it against a wire and if it's live, it beeps and turns red. Tough to beat for the price.
June 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Spen Good for price
Does what you want feels a little on the cheap side.
January 7, 2014