Milwaukee 2201-20 Voltage Detector with Work Light
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- 1 Year
Non-contact voltage detector for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. The Milwaukee 2201-20 comes equipped with a work light 3x brighter than the competition. Rated at CAT III 600-Volt, it has a range of 90-to-600-Volt. It is sensitive enough to indicate which side of an outlet is live. Designed for Milwaukee's proprietary accessory mount rail system, it mounts easily onto Milwaukee's DMM (2217) and Laser Temp-Gun (2266) to add voltage detection and a work light to each tool. Nothing but HEAVY DUTY.
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The only complaint I would mention is that there's no audible signal, only a warning light. A beep would be nice, but I can live without it.
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It is roughly as sensitive as most other detectors, but not as sensitive as my current Green Lee favorite.
Says Milwaukee on the red and black body.
Has a light.
No audible signal
When it does detect voltage, it is hard to tell because all that happens is a tiny "V" shaped window on one side glows red. This tiny one-sided alert is hard to see in daylight or at any angle other than straight on. Look closely at the pictures in the ad. See the tiny glowing red bolt? Hardly a lifesaver.
Don't get me wrong. I love Milwaukee tools and have plenty of them. But in this case, keep on looking. I know of at least three others that are better, cheaper, and more sensitive.
Update: After writing the above review, I accidently left the device on killing the battery. When I replaced the AAA cell that came with the unit, it was much more sensitive and the glowing "V" was much brighter and blinked. That means the unit is comparable in sensitivity to other units, but you must have line of sight to the "V" rather than the a 360 degree alert like most others. Further, since it did seem battery-sensitive, that could misled users into missing a live wire since the unit's performance can change. The other units I have seem to hold their sensitivity, but the alert sound and light suffers as the battery discharges.