When working with electricity, testing to see if a voltage is present beforehand is critical. Volt Stick AC non-contact voltage detectors quickly and safely identify the presence of voltage. But which is the right model for your particular needs? We explain the differences and uses of each Volt Stick indicator model to help you choose the right product for the right application.
Volt Stick AC non-contact voltage testing detectors are the safest tool to identify the presence of voltage. At just the size of a pen - this makes them perfect for storing in your shirt pocket or tool belt where they are easily accessed for immediate use. There are eight different Volt Stick models in our range to choose from; 230Y, Bright, Sound, Pro230, Pro12, LV50, EX230 and 110; each designed to meet the particular needs of the user or application.
From electricians, maintenance engineers and technicians to homeowner DIY'ers - there is a Volt Stick detector that's right for you.
Do you need your non-contact voltage detector to be on and ready all the time? What voltage are you testing for? Do you need audible and visible indication? What type and size of cable are you testing? Are you working in hazardous environments such as explosive atmospheres?
Choosing the right voltage indicator depends on your application, environment and the voltage range being tested.
The Volt Stick 230Y is designed for safe checking for the presence of an AC voltage - without the need to make any disconnections - for cables, power sockets, fuses, junction boxes, circuit breakers and more.
When the 230Y is presented in close proximity to a potential voltage source (ie. a cable, wire, socket, etc), the red LED indicator in the Volt Stick's tip will illuminate on detection of an AC voltage (within the range of 200~1000v AC).
It is effective for testing electrical connection points and insulated cables.
The Bright features two interchangeable sensitivity settings (switchable by the user between standard 230v range & high sensitivity 20v range), built-in bright LED flashlight, more powerful LED & Sound indicators and digital microprocessor for higher accuracy and on-board function testing.
Designed for quickly and safely checking for 'live / not live' AC voltage, the Sound provides both visual and audible warnings when testing potential live sources such as cables/wires, electrical sockets, switches, junction boxes and circuit breakers.
The Sound's buzzer feature provides additional clarification of AC voltage presence if you're testing in bright light environments or in hard to reach areas where visibility of the checker's LED tip may be restricted.
It is the ideal model for safe, instant checking of 230v mains electrics, live fuse identification and polarity identification.
The PRO230 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.
It is ideal for professional, close proximity testing and installation work.
The PRO230 is also supplied with an adaptor for 'standard' cable testing (ie. where selective cable conductor testing is not required or for testing larger diameter cables).
The Pro12 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.
The Pro12 is also supplied with an adaptor for 'standard' cable testing (ie. where selective cable conductor testing is not required and testing larger cables).
Companies such as Shell, Network Rail, Cadent and many more have approved the Volt Stick LV50 as the exclusive safety checking device for their field engineers to test metallic surfaces, pipework and cables to be safe from potentially lethal voltages.
The LV50 is sensitive down to just 50v AC allowing for instant - and potentially life-saving - identification of spurious / unexpected live voltages in materials, devices or workspaces.
Used in a wide variety of hazardous and potentially explosive atmospheres - such as gas and petrochemical applications - the LV50 is both ATEX and IECEx approved to be intrinsically-safe.
Approvals: Ex ib IIB T3 Gb, IECEx ExV 16.0018.
Providing an instant and safe checking device, the EX230 tests for the presence of an AC voltage, without making any disconnections in cables, wall sockets, fuses, circuit breakers, junction boxes.
This certified intrinsically-safe version version of the Volt Stick instant voltage tester is approved for use in explosive atmospheres / hazardous areas such as chemical plants, oil refineries and off-shore rigs.
Approvals: Ex ib IIB T3 Gb, IECEx ExV 16.0018.
The Volt Stick 110 is a high sensitivity non-contact tester, designed to quickly and easily check for the presence of AC voltage down to 90v without making any disconnections in cables, wall sockets, fuses circuit breakers, junction boxes, etc.
The 110 is ideal for construction site temporary supplies and, of course, for use in mains testing in the USA. The red indicator in the tip will illuminate on detection of AC voltage simply by applying the tip close to any connection point, or moving it along any insulated cable.
Make sure that your Volt Stick is rated for the correct voltage range being tested. Use our Volt Stick Product Comparison Chart to check the voltage range of your Volt Stick model.