For workers whose jobs entail handling electrical cables and wires, the use of electrical testing tools is of utmost importance. Faulty wires, circuits, and circuit breakers can endanger their lives, especially since they cannot pinpoint their location, seeing as most of them are inside walls, underground, and above the ceiling.
The roles electrical testing tools play
Personnel tasked to fix cables and wires within walls, underground, or above ceilings depend on electronic testing equipment such as wire finders, wire tracers, circuit testers, and circuit breaker locators among several other types of locating and fault finding tools for their own well-being and safety.
Wire finders, tracers, fault finders, and their job
Electronic wire finders and tracers allow workers to find not only hidden cables and wires, but also determine which ones are malfunctioning when they come built with fault finders.
Correctly used, wire finder and tracers can pinpoint the location of these wires and cables, as well as their depth.
Individual or separate fault finders can establish which cables or wires have damages or faults in them. As mentioned above, some models function both as finders and tracers as well as fault finders.
Circuit testers and their uses
Circuit testers serve the purpose of voltage checking. In most cases, workers put one of the leads on hot or live wire and the other one on a neutral or ground wire. When the light on the tester turns on, it indicates that the circuit works properly. No light means a bad circuit or no power.
Circuit breaker locators and their purpose
Circuit breaker locators automatically, immediately, efficiently, and accurately locate the exact circuit breaker they need to work on. These come with indicators (like flashing arrows) to assist in the speedy identification of the circuit breaker.
All workers who have jobs involving electrical cables and wires need these pieces of equipment to avoid injuries and even electrocution that may occur during jobs.