Test & Measurement
FLIR’s non-contact voltage detector lights up live wiring
By Peter Saunders
April 3, 2019 – Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) Systems has designed its VP40 non-contact voltage detector with a built-in flashlight for preliminary jobsite checks on live and neutral wiring in sockets and junction boxes.
The pen-sized tester verifies the presence of AC voltage in residential, commercial and industrial electrical installations without having to contact the wires. It carries a CAT IV safety rating.
The VP40 uses multi-colour LEDs and vibrations to alert electrical contractors of live voltage, so inspectors do not miss such notifications in loud or dark locations. Its anti-roll case body can reportedly withstand a 3-m drop onto concrete.