IDEAL 61-557 | Voltage & Continuity Tester

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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.


SKU 27340
MPN 61-557
UPC 783250810666
Batteries 3 x 1.5V AAA
Display LCD
Leads Included (#TL-757)
CAT Rating CAT IV 600V
AC Voltage 6-600V
DC Voltage 6-600V
Continuity Audible, Visual
Low Impedance (LoZ) Yes
NCV 90-600V AC
Auto-Ranging Yes
Flashlight Yes
Test Probe Holder Yes
DC Polarity Yes
Magnetic Strap Mount Compatible (Sold Separately)
Auto-Power Off (APO) Yes
Low Battery Indicator Yes
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