Test & Measurement
HD Electric releases PRX-500, PRX-69D & PRX-4 voltage detectors
By Renée Francoeur
August 5, 2016 – HD Electric Company’s PRX proximity voltage detectors come in three models with voltage ranges from 50V up to 500kVAC to verify the presence of voltage without contacting the conductor.
Each detector in the PRX family features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that, with a 15-minute charge, will last a full day and, with a three-hour charge, will last a whole week—according to the company. All detectors come with dual mounting options—universal spline and shotgun stick—and display a warning of voltage with flashing LED lights and a loud audible alarm.
The PRX-500 is intended for transmission and has nine standard voltage ranges from 120VAC up to 500kVAC. The PRX-69D is designed for distribution crews and works on distribution ranges from 120VAC to 69kVAC. The PRX-4—essentially a HI/LO proximity voltage detector—serves a range of applications such as storm assessment, meter reading and more.