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hvaclover 12-21-2012 10:16 AM

contact continuity tester
 
who makes or sells them?

Merry Christmas
and thanks

Clover

Missouri Bound 12-21-2012 10:21 AM

Nobody. Continuity can't be detected that way. Are you referring to contact voltage detectors?

joecaption 12-21-2012 10:21 AM

There's hundreds of companys that make them, any box store, electrical supply, on line on sites like Amazon, ebay and hundreds of others sell them.
Might want to share what you plan to use it for to narrow it down.

Missouri Bound 12-21-2012 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1077372)
There's hundreds of companys that make them

CONTACT contiinuity testers?:eek:

jagans 12-21-2012 11:28 AM

WHa iddit?

hvaclover 12-21-2012 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1077372)
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Might want to share what you plan to use it for to narrow it down.

Arghh...I feel like a rookie for asking this...but I appreciate the help.

What am talking about is an probe that looks like a voltage detector, pocket size and pretty much the same "fat pencil" shape of a voltage detector.


What I am talking about measures the continuity thru fuses (or circuits).

You hold the end conductor in one hand and touch the probe tip to the end of a cartridge fuse you hold in your other hand. Detector LED lights op if fuse is ok...no light if fuse is open.

I checked all over Google, and unless (I am not using the right Key Words) and got only voltage detectors.

Thanks again guys.

Clover.

Missouri Bound 12-21-2012 12:25 PM

Any continuity tester would work for fuses...you just have to remove them from the circuit first.

hvaclover 12-21-2012 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Missouri Bound (Post 1077449)
Any continuity tester would work for fuses...you just have to remove them from the circuit first.

Too true... but with this probe you don't have to use a meter....just pull the fuses and put the probe to the fuse.

Am I getting what U are saying or am I missing something?

Missouri Bound 12-21-2012 12:51 PM

Well...in order for a continuity check on fuses you need to be in contact with each end. A device with a probe and a wire will work. I wasn't suggesting a meter. The simplest type is much like a screwdriver with a wire attached, and a lamp inside. If you have continuity the lamp lights when you get a circuit across the wire and the probe. These types are often used in tracing automotive wiring. Whatever you choose will have a battery to facilitate the continuity notification, whether it be a lamp or a noise of some sort.

Missouri Bound 12-21-2012 12:52 PM

Klein Tools -Continuity Tester

Will any of these work?

hvaclover 12-21-2012 01:08 PM

Thanks for the links...bur the one I refer to has no test leads....it's a pen size instrument...

Missouri Bound 12-21-2012 01:11 PM

That cannot work...continuity can NOT be read from just one point.

hvaclover 12-21-2012 01:43 PM

Hvac5646 suggested some different Key-Words for a Google search...(damn, getting old lol)

Found it ...it's a Morris 59059

Thanks every one ...

Merry Christmas

http://www.elightbulbs.com/catpics/morris/59050lg.jpg

bbo 12-21-2012 01:55 PM

weird, how can one check continuity from only one point?

Missouri Bound 12-21-2012 01:56 PM

As I said earlier...you cannot check continuity from one point.


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