Ultimate AC Sensor 3000
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Item Number: 3000
Manufacturer: SANTRONICS INC
The Santronics Ultimate AC Sensor is a hand-held device for determining the presence or absence of 50-1000 volts AC in insulated wires, wall receptacles, fuses, junction boxes, switches and other voltage-carrying electrical systems. It is not necessary to disconnect the system in question because no contact is required for operation and current flow is not necessary to locate voltage. Simply touch the plastic tip to a connection point or move it along a wire. If AC voltage is present, the tip will glow red and you will hear an audible tone.
The Ultimate AC Sensor operates very much like the AC Sensor 3115, the choice of OSHA. The Ultimate AC Sensor has a new feature, an audio alert! You not only get a visual alert, but an audio alert as well. Another important feature of the Ultimate AC is that the audio alert reacts only to an AC voltage field, and will not beep when it comes in contact with a static field.
There is no ON/OFF switch on The Ultimate AC Sensor. Switches can wear out over time or even malfunction. Because the Ultimate AC Sensor has no switch it is always ready to use!
- Voltage Range 50-1000 Volts AC
- CAT IV
- Audible and Visual-Audio alert reacts only to an AC voltage field
- Manufactured, Printed, and Packaged in the USA
- Lifetime Warranty
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes the AC Sensor work without contact?
The AC Sensor senses the electrical field which is always present with AC voltage.
Why does the sensor flicker?
The AC Sensor is sensitive enough to pickup static electricity. When rubbed against fabric or plastic, the AC Sensor picks up the charge created by static electricity, thus creating a flicker.
What is the difference between a flicker and a steady glow?
A flicker is created by static electricity. A steady glow represents voltage from a power company.
Will the sensor work on round cords?
Yes. When working with round cords it is important to remember that the conductor wire and neutral wire are twisted inside the insulation. When voltage is present, the conductor wire carrying voltage will emit an on/off visual indication that moves with the twist of the inner conductors.
What does the UL listing mean?
The Ultimate, AC sensor and Low AC locator are excellent safety and troubleshooting tools. The UL listing means that Underwriters Laboratory has extensively tested and concluded the AC Sensor to be safe and reputable for use by the public.
Can the AC Sensor be used to detect a defective ground?
Yes. If the ground is defective, the metal case can become energized with AC voltage. The user can determine instantly if a defective ground is present. The AC Sensor will light up to indicate a defective ground. An electrician should be contacted immediately, as this is a dangerous situation.
What does the TUV (Technical Inspection Association) listing mean?
The Ultimate, AC Sensor & Low AC Locator are excellent safety and troubleshooting tools. The TUV listing means that the products have been tested to be safe and reputable for use.