The new VI-13800 Voltage Indicator, has been specifically designed to meet the new BS EN 61243-3:2010 regulation for ‘Live working Voltage detectors Two-pole low-voltage type’ which came into force this year.
Replacing the highly successful VI-13700/2, the new model uses a resistor in the probe that will limit the current in the event of damage to the cable, as opposed to a fuse, which is no longer acceptable.
This safety feature is superior to the protection offered by fused products as the current that can flow under fault conditions is reduced considerably.
The VI13800 includes all the key safety characteristics of the original VI-13700/2 including heavy duty, double insulated leads with contrasting colour to reveal damage, a lockable and retractable prod sheath and a substantial finger guard. The unit is supplied in a tough moulded case and the bright LED indicators give clear and immediate display of the voltage level range.
In order to differentiate between the two models, the probe on the new VI-13800 is entirely black instead of yellow. It is also clearly marked “impedance protected” and is supplied as a sealed unit and has no user replaceable parts.