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Pocket size, non-contact AC voltage detector with built-in bright flashlight.

Pocket size, non-contact AC voltage detector with built-in bright flashlight.
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11 of 15(73%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for LAP MS8902H AC Voltage Detector Pen
Review 1 for LAP MS8902H AC Voltage Detector Pen
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Seems to do what it says
25 Jul 2014
By PenguinParsons
, Edinburgh
"Is use this tool mainly for identifying circuits in bunched cables. I wouldn't substitute it for a good old voltage tester but invaluable all the same."
Review 2 for LAP MS8902H AC Voltage Detector Pen
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Very good!
23 Jul 2014
By Sam14
, West Midlands
"A while back I bought a similar detector from a well-known nationwide DIY store. It broke after about ten uses, and also made every battery inserted into it dangerously hot.
The Screwfix version is about half the price and is constructed better. If you need a reliable voltage detector pen, you need to buy this one!"
Review 3 for LAP MS8902H AC Voltage Detector Pen
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Great detector
8 Jul 2014
By Tom2234
, Braintree
"Cheap, works well and very useful!! It lights up green when it is switched on and then flashes red and makes a noise when detecting an AC voltage. Very useful for when dealing with electrics round the house."
Review 4 for LAP MS8902H AC Voltage Detector Pen
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testers
27 Jun 2014
By happymike
, redruth
"good product very useful, at a very resonable
priced. i would recommend it to anyone
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Review 5 for LAP MS8902H AC Voltage Detector Pen
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Another great little gadget.
7 Jun 2014
By LedMick
, Norfolk
"Another good little gadget that seems to work very well, it will allow me to double check wiring is off and many other useful tests."
Review 6 for LAP MS8902H AC Voltage Detector Pen
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ac voltage tester
15 Jul 2013
By stevieh54
, Dagenham Essex
"ive tried this on everything electrical and it worked a treat"
Review 7 for LAP MS8902H AC Voltage Detector Pen
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Great Little gadget
30 Jun 2013
By RichardC
, Shrewsbury, Shropshi
"Apart from its serious safety value this is a great addition to anyones toolbox because if you are as geeky as me you will go round the house touching light switches and sockets to see the detector flash its lights and buzz its buzzer.
This is a great and safe way to detect live circuits without touching bare metal contacts, Simply place the probe on the suspected live wire or near it and the pen will tell you whether it is live or not. Super value"
Review 8 for LAP MS8902H AC Voltage Detector Pen
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Seems ok so far
27 Jun 2013
By OilStu
, Hampshire
"Bought one of these from the counter promo whilst in store recently. I had intended to get a similar device anyway so it all fell into place.
So far pleased with the item, appears to work well and doesn't appear to pick up power from adjacent cables in error which is good.
Supplied with batteries."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for LAP MS8902H AC Voltage Detector Pen
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AC Voltage Detector
6 Jun 2014
By sarahsdad
, North Somerset
"Bought this as a special offer featured on the front of the Screwfix counter. Got it home, switched it on and it didn't work.....until I realised I had to remove the plastic wrapping on the supplied batteries! Then it worked very well and was very sensitive, only needing to be within a couple of inches of a live circuit when the tip flashes and a buzzer sounds. It is of a pen-like form and has a convenient clip to hold it in a pocket. A sturdy and quality product."
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Review 10 for LAP MS8902H AC Voltage Detector Pen
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Does the job.
6 Jun 2014
By Agile
, London
"It was on a special reduced price offer.
That made it good value.
It is rather fat compared with similar other makes but it still does the job."
Review 11 for LAP MS8902H AC Voltage Detector Pen
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Handy for Toolbox
22 Apr 2014
By CJE123
, Westhill
"I found this to be a handy tool to keep in the toolbox.
Only critisism would be that the on / off button on the end is easily pushed, so you need to keep it somewhere where it wont be accidentally switched on."
Review 12 for LAP MS8902H AC Voltage Detector Pen
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Not a phase tester replacement
24 Jun 2014
By lackey
, Bedfordshire
"This is useful for tracking a live wire, but I would not use it as an alternative to a phase tester, as it does not have a 100% accuracy hit rate. I've tried it on various sockets and fittings with differing results."
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Bit disappointing
14 Jul 2014
By Spikey2
, Derbyshire
"I'm a bit disappointed with this, maybe my expectations were unrealistic? This struggles to detect live cables through the outer (grey) PVC covering. If you've got your red/black or blue/brown exposed then yes, it will pick up if the live is live but typically you're already in a socket/switch/junction box with conductors exposed if that's the case and you'll have bare conductors to put your traditional neon tester on anyway.
I was hoping to use this to make sense of a spaghetti of lighting cables in the loft so I could identify which cable fed which gang on the multi-gang switches.
What I discovered was that if you touch the grey cable outer on the side that has the live running through it then yes, it mostly picks it up but it's a very deliberate action you have to make and you have to check both sides to be sure so it's time consuming.
I did take my first one back and exchanged in case it was a bad example but the replacement acts exactly the same.
Reliability is impossible to judge this early so given average of 3."
Review 14 for LAP MS8902H AC Voltage Detector Pen
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Avoid avoid avoid
23 Feb 2014
By TrickyTrev
, Huddersfield
"Built in light is green?? No use at all.Should be white, a product like this is paramount that it should detect live wires however this one sometimes does and sometimes doesn't even on the same live wire with the brand new batteries installed. this is getting returned asap avoid at all costs"
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Dont bother with this
26 Jun 2013
By EmKaythePlumber
, Sheffield
"This is an unreliable product. You are better off with a FLUKE non-contact voltage detector. It wont work on wires that have mains voltage but which arent pulling enough current. AVOID"
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.