The IDEAL 61-557 Voltage Continuity Tester is a CAT IV 600 V rated auto ranging average root mean square (ARMS) digital meter that measures AC and DC voltage, Low Impedance AC Voltage (Lo Z) (to reduce the possibility of false readings due to ghost voltages) , and continuity, via test-leads. It detects the presence of voltage between 90V to 600V AC via a non-contact sensor in the top center of the meter and can perform a GFCI trip test via the probes and test button. The meter has an LCD display that can be backlit, and a built-in flashlight that can be illuminated when working in poor or zero lighting conditions. The unit uses an illuminated red LED in the center of meter and audible tones to notify when voltage is above 36V AC / 50V DC , when continuity is detected and when the NCV senses voltage within its set range. The back of the meter has built-in two position dual probe holder; the lower position allows for probe storage, the higher position allows for and testing or measurement holding the meter and secured probe in one hand and the probe in the other hand, or for both probes to be secured in the tip while conducting outlet testing. The meter has a hanging strap mount (compatible with all other IDEAL meters with this feature) that allows for a hanging strap (sold separately) to be attached to the meter so it can be hung from a nail, screw or magnetic surface. A Pro industrial grade over molding design makes this tester easy to grip and capable of sustaining a drop from 6.5 ft (2 m). This meter features a Self-Test at each Power ON, Automatic AC/DC voltage and DC polarity detection, a low battery indication, an Auto Power Off function and comes with 3 1.5V AAA Batteries.
Measures AC/DC voltage, Low Impedance AC Voltage (Lo Z) (for ghost voltage dissipation), automatically identifies AC or DC voltage and determines DC polarity and Tests for Continuity and GFCI operation
Large, easy to read LCD with integrated back light and flashlight for work in dark locations
Industrial grip, probe holders and hanging strap clip increase productivity and durability
Integral probe holders allow insertion of probes directly into outlet
IP 42 Rated
More than 100 years ago, Ideal Tools got their start making tools with the vision of making tools that were more valuable than their sale price. Ideal has continued to make tools with this mindset and as a result, their tools were used in some big projects, namely the first expeditions to the South Pole and even the moon. Even with great achievements like these under their belts, Ideal has stayed true to their values as a family-owned business and have gone to great lengths to ensure their tools are made in the USA and that no corners are cut. Ideal Tools are used by electricians and other tradesmen thus ensuring that quality tools finish the job.