A Continuity Tester is a type of electrical testing device used to test for an electrical path between two given points. If an electrical current is found, the circuit that is being tested on can be safely de-energised before being connected to any other equipment. By investing in a reliable continuity tester, electricians, technicians, and DIY enthusiasts can enhance safety, minimise downtime, and deliver efficient electrical solutions in various industries.A Continuity Tester can sometimes be referred to as an "Electrical Tester", "Voltage Continuity Tester" or a "Circuit Tester".
How do Continuity Testers work?
The test equipment holds an electrical current indicator, which sits between the two test leads and probes. Whilst performing a test, if a circuit is established and a current or voltage is found then the indicator will be activated. This indicator may be in the form a light or buzzer, alternatively there are audible Continuity Checkers that will omit a beeping noise if power or a current is found during.
What are Continuity Testers for?
A Continuity checker is used to perform a continuity test on apparatus, to determine if a connection has been made correctly or if one is apparent between two points. This tester also helps with the indication and detection of two points that are connected, that possibly shouldn't be.
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Applications for Continuity Testers include:
Continuity testers are indispensable tools for anyone working with electrical systems and at RS we have a variety of Continuity Testers, brought to you from leading brands such as Chauvin Arnoux, Martindale and of course our trusted own brand RS PRO.
- Chauvin Arnoux P01191611 Continuity Tester 20mA, Model CA6011
- Chauvin Arnoux P01299926 Continuity Tester 200mA, Model CA 6011
- Martindale TEK 404 Continuity Tester 5mA, Model TEK 404 RS Calibration
- Chauvin Arnoux P01299926 Continuity Tester 200mA, Model CA 6011 RS...
- Weidmuller 9205400000 Continuity Tester
- Wiha Tools 45222 Continuity Tester 20mA