Originally Posted by peter d
The real issue is to know the tool. A friend of mine worked the night shift and, from across the bay, watched a co-worker pull his wiggy out and proceed to try to meter 34.5kV with it. My friend couldn't yell fast enough. The result was tragic.
There are times when you want to use a tool with a low impedance and there are times when you want to use a tool with a high impedance.
I still have my Wiggy and pull it out from time to time. I also have an analog Triplett and a Simpson 260. There are things that are simply easier to see on an analog meter. Capacitance on a line, for example.
I understand safety rules (and how they come about). I'd like to see the motto:
"I think, therefore I'm Safe."
The challenge is to try to stay alive during the learning process.
Eric Stromberg, P.E. Texas