See more Test Equipment & Detectors
B&Q 20-1000 V Pen-type Voltage & metal tester
- Detection range - 20-1000 V
Features and Benefits
- Compact pen design
|Detection range||20-1000 V|
|Sensor type||Non-contact sensor|
An absolutely useless article
Disgusted and dejected - 1 year ago
I bought this today to detect shallow hurried live cables. It is very difficult to set it to its most sensitive range which, contrary to the instructions does not seem to be selected upon power on. Even if on the most sensitive range, it has not got much range at all and will not even reliably trace an unburied cable reliably. The device is useless and is not worth anything let alone the £16 asked for it. I'm taking mine back. Hopefully, B & Q will honour their returns policy.
It doesn't work
SellStuffThatWorks - 3 years ago
I read the 2 previous bad reviews and thought they must have just been unlucky. I just bought one. It simply doesn't work. I have tried it on everything from live cables to plug sockets. The only things it has detected so far is a radiator when touched. I will be taking it back on Monday - an irritating return visit. I looked at much better versions in review on line - I will be buying one of those instead. I'd recommend saving yourself the hassle and doing that too.
ColinRae - 3 years ago
This is useless. Unless you stick in a live socket, it gives no indication of voltage. It will not detect through an insulated cable. I have tried it on 13A kettle leads and a 32A ship to shore power cable. Nothing. Good on bare wires but the whole idea of this device is to detect voltage in insulated cables!
rubbish doesnt work
casplengo - 3 years ago
i mjust bought this will measure a current in a cable then you put it back on and it doesnt detect anything. also tried testing a cable to a radio that was on and didnt detect a thing. this is rubbish do not buy
Customers who bought this also browsed
B&Q Black Self Fusing Tape (L)3M (W)25.4mm
For bonding & making electrical flex repairs For use on cable, pipes, hoses, joints & connections
Brother Electricians Label Printing Machine
Produces durable labels ideal for identification of plug and switch faceplates, cables, conduits and consumer units. With dedicated functions and smart keys to make common labelling tasks quick and easy. Features 200 symbols including electrician, audiovisual and network infrastructure. Ideal for electricians and ...
Brother Label Printer
Professional labelling tool with solid design and rubber impact guards to handle bumps and drops. Access all the electrical, datacomms, telecom contractor and AV security systems installer application keys needed on a routine basis at your fingertips. 5 different label widths from 3.5mm up to 18mm, printing up to ...
Diall Orange Repair tape (L)33m (W)50mm, Pack of
For making general repairs Adhesive class - Low tack