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Also for polarity testing and microwave leak detection. Suitable for all weather use.

Also for polarity testing and microwave leak detection. Suitable for all weather use.
Average Customer Rating:
2.167 out of 5
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Rating Breakdown 12 reviews
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4 of 12(33%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Multi 55754 Function Mains Tester
Review 1 for Multi 55754 Function Mains Tester
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Mains Tester
23-May-2013
By
, Chelford
"First class product for DIY or professional electrical engineer"
Review 2 for Multi 55754 Function Mains Tester
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MAINS TESTER
28-Nov-2012
By
, ENGLAND
"IT CAME COMPLETE WITH BATTERIES READY FOR USE. EASY TO HOLD, USE AND GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY."
Review 3 for Multi 55754 Function Mains Tester
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Useful tool
19-Jul-2012
By
, Leics
"I have been using this type of tester for many years now, and as an addition to a neon tester both kept in my pocket this tool will save you from getting a meter out of the van for a quick diagnosis.
If you turn up to a 'dead' washing machine for example, you can hold it by the blade next to the power lead and if it lights up you have confirmed the fuse is good and there is power at the socket.
I never use it to touch the blade to a live circuit, that's what the neon tester is for.
HTH.
"
Review 4 for Multi 55754 Function Mains Tester
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Confusing?
14-May-2011
By
, London
"Once you practice with it, it is very handy to use, especially if you are testing for continuity of circuits as I have to on appliances, plus its a nice price"
Review 5 for Multi 55754 Function Mains Tester
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Not the tester i expected
21-Jul-2008
By
, wales
"Still trying to work this one out,maybe my fault as i expected the traditional neon screwdriver, which this certainly is not."
Review 6 for Multi 55754 Function Mains Tester
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Rubbish
16-Jul-2012
By
, Glasgow
"Just touch it and it flashes, all the bits of plastics are live as well according to this, wouldn't trust it. Very poor instructions."
Review 7 for Multi 55754 Function Mains Tester
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Would you recommend this product? No
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too difficult reverted to old
13-Jul-2012
By
, malvern
"Like most other reviewers,has plenty of features.but I am not electronics expert and just want to prevent electrocution!
Not much use if it gives a live reading with the power off,slightly defeats the object.
it is obviosly detecting some residual power from somewhere?
"
Review 8 for Multi 55754 Function Mains Tester
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Overall rather useless
19-Feb-2012
By
, Shropshire
"The web page description and the packaging claim numerous functions: contact mains testing (AC and DC), non-contact mains testing, microwave detection and DC polarity detection. The instructions, however, do not mention the last two so how they might work is a mystery. It seems to work reasonably well at non-contact AC mains detection, if anything a little too sensitive. But there appears to be no means of using it for contact mains detection if it is near a live conductor (which gives a non-contact positive reading). So, if I believed this device, the (earthed) fixing screws on a plate switch were live."
Review 9 for Multi 55754 Function Mains Tester
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Confusing
09-Jun-2009
By
, London
"Like all the others, I bought a few of these and ended up dumping the battteries and using as an ordinary screwdriver. Totally confusing, you have absolutely no idea of what's live and what's not. Please bring back the old neon type where you stick your thumb on top and if it's live it lights up!!"
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Multi 55754 Function Mains Tester
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hummm
24-Nov-2008
By
, Bedford
"ordered 2 and only one worked for a couple of weeks. You get what you pay for and i didnt pay much! Buy a volt stick for £10 if you are going to rely on this type of tool."
Review 11 for Multi 55754 Function Mains Tester
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Everything's live!
13-Sep-2008
By
, Powys
"Screwdriver didn't look like the one in the picture, this one was amber with a red LED where you'd expect the neon to be. Also, it runs on a pair of watch batteries.
LED flashes when blade is in contact with a live wire. Or a dead wire. Or an earthed wire. Or ANY metal for that matter (even a 2p piece sets it off). In fact, even certain parts of my MDF computer desk (with everything disconnected) set it off! When you're using it as a screwdriver it flashes merrily in your hand, which is annoying to say the least. Best thing to do is to take the batteries out and use it as an ordinary screwdriver (although even the batteries are too small to use in anything else).
Manufacturer suggested the batteries were in back-to-front. Turned them round to find that it wouldn't work at all, so that's obviously not the case. I ended up buying a proper mains test screwdriver (in other words one with a neon indicator and a resistor instead of a board full of faulty electronics) elsewhere.
In a nutshell, avoid.
"
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Multi 55754 Function Mains Tester
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Mains Tester proving a problem
04-Jun-2008
By
, Preston
"The Kamasa multi function tester that I have just purchased indicates that something is live when it isn't . Backboxes and retaining screws for example and even a wire feeding a light switch is said to be live even though the main fuse is removed. I have held the wire in my hand knowing that the fuse has been removed but the tester red light blinks indicating that it is live. No part of my hand is on the top of the tester while doing these tests. I have informed Screwfix hoping they can advise me."
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.