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Megger debuts pen-style VF5 and VF6 non-contact voltage detectors

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Megger has announced two new additions to its non-contact voltage detector range, the VF5 and VF6. 

The new pen-style VF5 and VF6 non-contact voltage detectors from Megger not only provide visual and audible indications when AC voltages are present, they also vibrate. This is particularly useful when the detectors are used in noisy or brightly lit environments.

A little bigger than an ordinary pen, these handy devices have a CAT IV 1000 V safety rating, which makes them suitable for use on all parts of LV installations. They also have an IP67 ingress protection rating which means they can be used out of doors and in damp environments.

The new voltage detectors have two operating ranges – 12 V to 1,000 V and 100 V to 1,000 V – and feature a convenient built-in bright-white LED torch and LED working light at the tip. Typical applications include identifying live conductors, locating breaks in wiring, checking for blown fuses and detecting AC voltages at socket outlets, switches, luminaires and other locations in electrical installations.

The VF5 version is intended for general use while the VF6 offers the same functions but carries ATEX approval and can be used in hazardous environments.

“Every electrician needs a quick and easy way of checking for the presence of AC voltages,” said Peter Wade at Megger.

“That’s exactly what our new voltage detectors give them. They are particularly convenient to use as there are no connections to be made and, with the added vibration function, they give clear unmistakable indications under all conditions.”

Megger VF5 and VF6 voltage detectors are powered by standard AAA batteries that are readily available everywhere, and their low power consumption means that the batteries have a long life, even when the torch function is used regularly.

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