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What is electrical testing equipment and how is it used?

Depending on your device or situation, there is a range of different electrical tests that can be carried out. From voltage testers to multimeters, different equipment is best for individual jobs. Here are just some of the electrical equipment options that your electrician can use for electrical testing.


Multimeter

A multimeter is the most versatile tool you can have as an electrician. Not only do they test for voltage, AC, DC and frequency, but they cover a great range of other tests too. Mastering how to use a multimeter puts an electrician at a great advantage as the equipment has the power to test for almost everything in electricity.

Continuity tester

A tester powered by batteries, this tester checks for power in a circuit and because this is frequently used by electricians on most jobs. Because of it being powered by batteries, it does not require the circuit to be live to test the functionality of it, and as a result, are very useful.


Solenoid voltage tester

Known by electricians as ‘wiggies’ is an easier to use alternative to the multimeter. Testing for almost anything you could need as an electrician, the voltage tester does not need batteries and is straightforward to use with its interface.


Some prefer this tester to the multimeter because of this. However, the Solenoid is not as accurate as the multimeter, despite being easier to use. This does not take away from it being a brilliant tool to have as an electrician though, as it is far easier to understand than the multimeters multiple functions, and even the best electricians sometimes prefer the Solenoid to the multimeter.

The electrician's tools

There are so many more tools that an electrician may use throughout their career, there is no definitive best set of tools for them to use and many come down to personal preference.



Electrical Testing Equipment

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