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#75745 - 03/11/07 08:29 AM Best NCV "Tick Tracer"  
NJ_WVUGrad  Offline
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 47
Neptune, NJ, USA
Looking to by a new tick tracer

I have been through about 4 of the Greenlee ones, the stupid end cap/on-off/battery holder keeps springing off and getting lost. Clever marketing maneuver on their part - they got me to buy 4 of em.

Saw the Fluke model at Cooper Supply - has an on/off button which looks nice. I am generally pleased with Fluke's equip in general.

Anyone have any recomendations?

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#75746 - 03/11/07 09:36 AM Re: Best NCV "Tick Tracer"  
Sixer  Offline
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 265
Fluke 1AC-II / 1LAC-II VoltAlert.
All of my crew have these and we've been satisfied with them.


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#75747 - 03/11/07 10:28 AM Re: Best NCV "Tick Tracer"  
JCooper  Offline
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 228
Kendall Park, NJ USA
I too have be thru a few of the Greenlee tick testers, I bought a Fluke about 6 months ago and have not had any problems with it, I like it very much.

#75748 - 03/11/07 10:42 AM Re: Best NCV "Tick Tracer"  
steve ancient apprentice  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 169
west springfield,mass
I also have had proles with the cap on the end of the greenlee testers. The fluke that is shown is the one I like. No problems with it at all. However they make another one that I cant stand. It has a button on it to turn it off and on and to have a beep or no beep. Stay away from that thing. I dont really care that much about money but I found that thing to be a waste of 25 bucks. Just my 1 cent worth though.

#75749 - 03/11/07 10:45 AM Re: Best NCV "Tick Tracer"  
togol  Offline
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 421
Hioki makes one that has two status lights : one for "on" and the other for indicating....but I'm too scared to buy it


#75750 - 03/11/07 04:41 PM Re: Best NCV "Tick Tracer"  
Niko  Offline
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 356
Campbell, CA
I have been very happy with the GB noncontact tester. No On/Off switch to worry about. works great.
Was not able to post picture.


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#75751 - 03/12/07 12:24 AM Re: Best NCV "Tick Tracer"  
noderaser  Offline
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 404
Portland, Oregon, United State...
The Greenlee I have is covered by a lifetime warranty... Is the faulty battery cap not covered by that?

#75752 - 03/13/07 01:08 PM Re: Best NCV "Tick Tracer"  
DougW  Offline
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,143
North Chicago, IL
Originally Posted By NJ_WVUGrad:
I have been through about 4 of the Greenlee ones, the stupid end cap/on-off/battery holder keeps springing off and getting lost. Clever marketing maneuver on their part - they got me to buy 4 of em.
LOL - I just lost my cap for mine.
Well, looking on the bright side, it's and excuse to clean out the back of the truck. laugh

#75753 - 03/14/07 12:12 AM Re: Best NCV "Tick Tracer"  
ShockMe77  Offline
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 821
Rahway, New Jersey
I have a few of these too. I never lost a cap though.

I believe Fluke has 2 different models now.

1 with an audible sensor, and 1 without.

They're good for killing circuits while working in a basement alone.

#75754 - 03/14/07 02:53 PM Re: Best NCV "Tick Tracer"  
Ewire88  Offline
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Joined: May 2006
Posts: 17
Wheelersburg, Ohio USA
I know klein carries them and a few guys on my job site have them and they are pretty good but they don't have an alert sound. I too have a Greenlee but I haven't had the battery cap pop off yet.


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