Wagner-Smith Equipment Co.

Hotstick Tester

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Wet / Dry Hot Stick Tester, 115V. Simple to operate, this portable unit makes easy work of testing insulated live-line tools. It features wet and dry modes selected by a toggle switch and follows procedures specified by ASTM, IEEE and OSHA. Its graduated meter gives precise readout of each tool’s leakage current. For testing any length fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) hot stick up to 3 inches in diameter, the Wet/Dry Tester offers convenience for spot checks at field jobsites or periodic diagnostics in the workshop. It’s like having full-scale test setups for both Wet 75kV-perfoot and Dry 100kV-per-foot in a compact, self-contained unit easily carried and operated by just one person. In the Setup procedure before each use, a zeroing knob is used to set the meter to zero without a tool in the tester.

Then the furnished Check Bar is used as a self-check to make sure the tester is functional. A seven-minute DVD included with each unit demonstrates “how-to” basics for Setup, Dry and Wet tests. The illustrated Owners Manual gives specifics which must be read and understood before operating the tester. When the tester is placed on a tool, the meter displays any increase in leakage current due to the hot stick’s presence.

  • This gives an immediate indication of the stick’s true leakage condition, independent of stray currents (through the air, internal to testers, etc.) zeroed out in advance.
  • The tester detects leakage currents due to surface contamination, internal moisture and such internal conductive materials as carbon tracks.
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