How to use the Volt Stick Pro230

The Volt Stick Pro230 professional instant voltage tester is designed to safely check for the presence of an AC voltage, without making any disconnections in cables, wall sockets, fuses, circuit breakers, junction boxes, etc.  This video gives a detailed demonstration on how to safely and accurately use your Volt Stick Pro230 tester...

What does the ‘Pro230’ stand for?

The Pro in its name indicates it is a more specialist Volt Stick., the 230 stands for 230 volts.

What is a Volt Stick Pro230 for?

Volt Stick Pro230 is a non-contact instant voltage tester for safely checking for the presence of a voltage.
The Pro230 differs from the rest of the Volt Stick range as it features a unique forked tip, the voltage sensor is in the middle of the tip the jaws around the tip create a shield.

It is designed for use with single core cables and not multi-core cables, if multi-core cables are being tested it will need to be tested one core at a time between the Pro230 jaws.

Volt Stick Pro230 with adaptor end in the tip of the Volt Stick to test large single core cable.

If the cable is too big to fit between the jaws then there is an adaptor stored in the end cap, slot this into the jaws and you can now test larger single core cables.

What do the markings on the Pro230 refer to?

CE & IEC - This means the Volt Stick is relevant to all electrical safety and environmental standards.
CAT III 1000VAC - This means the Volt Stick has an over-voltage safety rating and 1000 volts in a cat 3 zone.

What are the main safety features of the VoltStick Pro230?

One of the main safety features of the Pro230 - and infact the whole Volt Stick range - is that there is no on/off switch. Therefore, all of our Volt Stick testers are always ready to use and there is no way you will forget to switch it on.

What is the Volt Stick Pro230 used for?

The Volt Stick Pro230 is an ideal tool to check for voltages in:

• Single core cables in bundles
• Single core cables in fuse boards
• Single core cables in trunking
• Single core cables in junction boxes

Checking your Volt Stick Pro230 is functioning correctly before use

Before you use the Volt Stick Pro230 you must test to make sure it is working correctly.

Volt Stick Pro230 being tested on a single core cable

The best way to check the Volt Stick is against a known live single core cable or 2 core mains cable - the type you might use for a laptop or table lamp.

multi-core cable - can not fit between pro230 jaws therefore can not be tested

Please note anything with more than 2 cores will not work as the cable will not fit between the jaws, if it does the sensor could be too far away from the live court.

Testing the Volt Stick Pro230 against electrical socket cables

Place the jaws of the Volt Stick Pro230 around the cable making sure the socket is plugged in and turned on. Move the Volt Stick around the cable until the tip lights up red.

Volt Stick Pro230 testing single core cabling of a turned on electrical socket

If you turn the socket on/off then the Volt Stick should also go on/off – this means the Volt Stick is working. You can repeat this procedure on what you need to test. Once finished it is advised to double check the Volt Stick is working correctly against that known live source.

Why is my Volt Stick not giving me the results I expected?

If the results from your Volt Stick are not what you expected - make sure the batteries are working and replace them if necessary. It is good practice to regularly check and replace the batteries; it is also good practice to remove the batteries from the Volt Stick when it is not going to be used for some time.

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