- wire pulling grunt
The other thing is those " Kids " cannot function at all without an instant internet connection and do not seem to be inclined to learn and memorize things.WIGGY LIVES!
Wiggy was bought a long time ago by Square D, but Square D kept the Wiggy name because it was so well known. Until relatively recently. After the French (Schneider) bought Square D in the 90s, they dropped the old Wiggy name because they didn't want to keep paying the original owners a royaly for it, and the contract was voided with the purchase of the company. So now it is just called a "Square D Voltage Tester", model 6610VT. Still available, but only through Square D supply houses now.
Chances are though, 99% of the time you will get hold of a kid who has no idea they exist, but that's a common problem everywhere about almost everything any more.
Oh, wait... crap. Apparently Schneider killed it all together in the end of 2018. I just found out. Discontinued and no replacement. Go for the Knopp.
How do you even know? You can’t see it. When we stopped using them the PLC inputs stopped failing almost completely. Before then we replaced cards regularly.Used them for troubleshooting on that type of electronic equipment for decades and never had that issue.
I''m afraid you a quite wrong about that.That’s.not a solenoid tester. It is made to look like one.
A solenoid tester is a coil and a spring loaded indicator. Think of an old Simpson analog meter but more primitive. The big difference is the analog meters are meant to unobtrusively read voltage. Input resistance is 40-100k. Electronic meters are megaohms. Solenoids by nature are 10-30k. These days the multimeters come with a built in low Z feature and Fluke makes a plug in resistor for the ones without it.I like my Ideal Vol-Con XL's
Sorry...I haven't been back in awhile. That is indeed what I bought. It took a little getting used to putting the leads into the rubber holders as opposed to just sticking them into the body. But it's fine. Progress. Life.
We rarely saw card failures. We certainly were not replacing cards on a regular basis. I am working on a project now were some I/O racks and cards that have been obsolete for over 20 years will be replaced next year.How do you even know? You can’t see it. When we stopped using them the PLC inputs stopped failing almost completely. Before then we replaced cards regularly.
You can’t see the damage without cutting the input transistors apart.
This is what you are looking for but a little hard to see without an electron microscope handy.