What is meant by neon circuit tester?

What is meant by neon circuit tester?

Normally, the voltage tester or circuit tester that commonly uses neon bulb and it is very cheap, versatile, ultimately handy and also easy to use this electrical testing tool. This small or pocket sized tool has dual probes that work well with the AC line voltage of 240 and 120 volts. Basically, it has no power, but it uses the neon indicator light linked to the resistor, the light can glows because of its power. When the voltage maximizes, the neon test lights glows very brighter. Generally, the neon circuit tester is used to test for the live circuit at outlet. However, you can easily purchase this tool from anywhere for just below $10 from the retail shops.Neon circuit tester

Besides that this neon circuit tester can also be used to test, if the circuit is energized. In such case, you just connect the red test lead to a hot side or black wire in the outlet and connect the black lead to the neutral side or white wire in the outlet. Another great option to use this neon circuit tester is checking and considering, if the holder or outlet is properly grounded. To do this, you just take a simple test lead and place it in the wider slot of an outlet. And then, take another test lead and place it in earth slot of an outlet. Once the outlet is properly grounded, the neon test bulb will not light up. Therefore, the neon circuit tester is a most important electrical testing tool for your toolbox.