Martindale VI-13800 Voltage Indicator
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The Martindale VI13800 is a two pole voltage indicator, which will detect the presence of live voltage from 50 - 400V either AC or DC. This model differs from the VI13700/2 as it does not have a fuse, the reason for this change is due to a change in legislation that affected BS EN61243-3 2010. This change came into effect in May 2013, and prohibited the use of fuses in two pole voltage indicators.
The VI13800 features bright LEDs to give clear indication of voltage and is recommended for use in safe isolation procedures in order to prove dead. Failure to verify that a circuit is dead using the correct equipment has led to serious injury and in some cases, death. The recommended equipment is a voltage indicator and a proving unit, in order to ensure the circuit is safe and for many years the Martindale voltage indicator has been regarded as the industry standard.
Multimeters are not Recommended for Safe Isolation
The use of a multimeter to prove dead is not recommended by the Electrical Safety Council. The reason for this is that it can be too easy to mistakenly select the wrong range and also the multimeter requires battery power to operate, therefore if the battery is low on power, or dead, then it is possible to make a false reading.
Use a Proving Unit
Proving units allow you to verify that your voltage indicator is working correctly and the recommended procedure is that the voltage indicator should be tested against a known source both before and after testing a circuit for voltage presence. Martindale manufacture a selection of proving units and we recommend using the PD440 with the VI13800. You can also purchase both items as a kit.