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  1. Sparky12021986
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    ok 2 part thread first is a question that i need to ask....

    With regard to test equipment used by electricians state: Why the use of a screwdriver incorperating the use of a neon indicator, for verifying isolation does not comply with the requirements of GS 38...

    THANKS....

    and part 2 of this thread is to ask you all what is your views on the neon screwdriver as i have heard that a lot of people do not like them where as some others do like them...
     
  2. Plonker 3
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    See the attachment for all the answer to why is doesn't comply to GS38 and also why I wont use them.
     

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  3. Geordie Spark
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    I think they're great for using as a bradawl and stirring paint.
     
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  4. mogga
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    mogga Just me Electrician's Arms

    they should be BANNED only use for them is opening tins of airfix paint NEVER for checking live connections
     
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  5. RWJ
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    RWJ 8,400+ day wonder Electrician's Arms

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    Really.... I don't know anyone that likes them, although I might give my exwife one as a present after I've stuck it in a bucket of water lol*


    *DISCLAIMER.... I'm only joking, just in case the old bag electrocutes her self.... It weren't me officer!
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    one of the main reasons for not using them for testing purposes is that they rely on your body to provide an earth path. you are basically touching a live part of the installation through a resistor and neon. if they fail, dzzzz.
     
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  7. RWJ
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    RWJ 8,400+ day wonder Electrician's Arms

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    And you get a Jedwood hair style!
     
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    always wanted to be blond. now it's greying ( a bit, not much)
     
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  9. olsonn
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    if you need to ask that question you must have never used one avoid at all costs
     
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  10. pushrod
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    Wow that much hair :) ...

    now where is that old neon ;)
     
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    I will just take the blonde please:dizzy2:
     
  12. mickys86
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    Ok here's one..... I've never used them - and don't intend to - but I bought a wera kraftform vde screwdriver set. If they are so dangerous, why do they include a neon?

    I'm gonna remind ya,
    Ive no intentions of using it so save ya lectures lol :p
     
  13. poppypiesdad
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    They include a neon because they cant even give them away so they force them on you.
    But i was in CEF today and on the counter was a box of testers reduced from £1.99 to 99p thinking of getting a job lot and flogging them on here ......................to open air-fix paint pots OBVIOUSLY. ;)
     
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  14. telectrix
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    another argument against using them on anything live is that they are not VDE .
     
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  15. Mark_Burgess
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    The Wera one is actually quite good.....

    Push and twist into a plaster board wall and depending how deep you go, you can a hole ready for a 5, 6 or 7mm rawl plugs, saves getting a drill out.
     
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