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Comparison of Klein vs. Fluke non-contact voltage indicator

RUsum1 9,544 1,696 November 21, 2011 at 02:50 PM
I currently have a Klein voltage indicator but Fluke is considered the go-to brand for anything relating to voltage testing and such. My Klein claims to detect between 50-1000 volts while the Fluke says between 90-1000. Why does the Klein cost about $11 less when it has a wider range of detection? What does the Fluke have that the Klein doesn't?

I'm curious to know because I plan on using a coupon this weekend to possibly get the Fluke meter for 50% off (Ace coupon) which would make it just about the same price as the Klein (I would of course sell my nearly-new Klein to a co-worker who needs a voltage indicator).

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Links would be helpful.

Part of it I think is that everyone knows the Fluke name and value it more than Klein. It might not be the superior tool technically but branding wise it sure is.

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Here's a thread by electricians who've used both and some others. No negatives about the Flukes. The internals of a Klein are shown:

http://www.electriciantalk.com/f1...mod-16515/

Fluke designs everything it sells. I'm not sure that Klein, a mechanical tool company, does the same with all of its electrical devices.

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i use a greenlee thats adjustable. static can set these off so double check. i put my finger near the end to reduce the static pickup.
i use mine mostly for checking knob and tube wiring or older 2 wire without colors to see if they are reversed at outlets.
for me it was being able to adjust sensitivity.
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