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Old 09-12-2005, 08:07 PM
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Power Probe Circuit Tester

Does anyone have one of these?
One of the salesmen who comes to my shop is trying to sell me one of these.He claims it's the best,most versitile electrical tester for auto/truck work.
I'm a little leary of it's $100 price for something that appears to be a glorified test light,but this sales guy doesn't give me much B/S,so I figured I'd ask all of you guys.
I do quite a bit of truck/trailer electrical work,so if it can save me time/trouble,it would be worth the money.
If you have one,what do you think of it?

George

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Old 09-12-2005, 08:27 PM
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This is an awesome tool I have had one for 5 years or so and I love it. I no longer use my plain test light. Its great for fuel pump testing or anything that you need a power and a ground for. I have the older one that has only the power probe and the battery leads that are not changeable (just the alligator clips) the new kits have many other adapters. I had a hard time spending that much $ but now I can't get along with out it. I like it so much I will be buying the newer model.

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Does anyone have one of these?
One of the salesmen who comes to my shop is trying to sell me one of these.He claims it's the best,most versitile electrical tester for auto/truck work.
I'm a little leary of it's $100 price for something that appears to be a glorified test light,but this sales guy doesn't give me much B/S,so I figured I'd ask all of you guys.
I do quite a bit of truck/trailer electrical work,so if it can save me time/trouble,it would be worth the money.
If you have one,what do you think of it?

George
I did a google search just to see what this is all about and they seem to sell for $65 to $75 every where

http://www.shop.com/op/aprod-p17882801?sourceid=3
http://www2.northerntool.com/product-1/419461.htm

http://www.thetoolwarehouse.net/shop/PP-PP19FT.html
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i have one and my dad has one,this and my multimeter are the most used electrical tools we have, it is unbeatable for dignostics and works awesome for everything electrical, you will save yourself that 100 when us diagnose something properly and don't buy the wrong part, buy one!
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Great tool, every thing it claims to be but it can be had for a lot less than a hundred bucks.
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I wound up buying a Power ProbeII from my sales guy for $80,with case and a few accessories.He said he'll take it back if I'm not happy with it.Also ordered a optional accessory kit that has longer leads,wire piercing tips,etc.
Sounds and looks like something that will make electrical troubleshooting easier.When I've had a chance to figure it out and use it,I'll post my opinion of the tool.

George
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You,ll like it,I just got one about 3 weeks ago.I paid about 100$ from the Mac guy.Great tool.
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