Amprobe VP-1000SB Non-Contact Voltage Probe with Shaker

(4 customer reviews)

  • Provides non-contact AC voltage detection from 90 V AC to 1000 V AC with a CAT IV 1000 V safety rating
  • Tests for AC voltage in cables, circuit breakers, wall sockets, junction boxes, fuses, and more, without requiring disconnection of the electrical system
  • Issues simultaneous audible, visual, and shaker alerts when voltage is detected
  • Features a fully insulated probe, with no exposed metal or conductive parts
  • Safety rated for indoor and outdoor applications
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The Amprobe VP-1000SB Non-Contact Voltage Probe with shaker and beeper provides maximum safety and convenience for detecting AC voltage without interrupting electrical systems. Designed to conveniently fit in your shirt pocket, the VP-1000SB looks like a voltage detector pen; yet it performs in the toughest indoor and outdoor applications, operating as ‘always on’ with no buttons to push. The VP-1000SB provides visual, audible, and shaker alerts when greater than 90 V AC voltage is present, which allows the user to discern between hot and neutral wires in conventional outlets. Voltage probes with sensitivity levels set below 90 V often do not allow the user to distinguish between hot and neutral wires.



Operating Voltage Range 90 V AC – 1000 V AC
Sensitivity Lights, beeps and vibrates at approximately 0.39 in (10 mm) distance from a wire carrying 120 V AC
Operating Temperature 32 °F to 104 °F (0 °C to 40 °C), ≤ 80% RH
Storage Condition 14 °F to 122 °F (-10 °C to 50 °C), ≤ 95% RH
Operating Altitude 2000 meters
Power Supply Two 1.5 V AAA batteries (installed)
Dimensions (L x W x H) 6.10 x 0.96 x 0.85 in (155 x 24.5 x 21.5 mm)
Weight Approximately 0.11 lb (50 g) with batteries installed
Safety Compliance IEC 61010-1 3rd Ed., UL61010-1 2nd Ed. and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 61010.1-0.92 to CAT IV 1000 V, Pollution degree 2 , IP40
EMC Compliance IEC 61326-1


What's Included

  • VP-1000SB
  • Batteries


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4 reviews for Amprobe VP-1000SB Non-Contact Voltage Probe with Shaker

  1. gauss


    great product, every body must have it in the tool box

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  2. Vinroc

    What Happened!

    I purchased this product from Amazon, like I have many of my Improve products. I purchased this one because the other wider one was no longer available.

    I had it for one day and while constantly removing it from the designated pocket of my waste tool holder the battery cap came off. I was wearing gloves at the time. I never found the cap nor did I get the chance to register the product.

    This is the first time this has happened with any of my testers (I have over 20)

    ✘ No, I do not recommend this product

  3. redaprildawg

    Great possibilities but has numerous problems

    I have owned several of the earlier versions of this tester and mostly loved it, with the exception of the battery cap falling off! Instead of Amprobe fixing that problem, they discontinued that model and came out with this new version. It has multiple problems! When you place in receptacle to test, then you pull it out, the sensor tip pulls off in receptacle. Then it is no longer usable. Also the pocket clip is open to much and will not stay in pocket! Thirdly the beeping sound is not near as loud as the earlier version of this tester. Personally I would prefer to have the Vp-600sb back and just FIX THE BATTERY CAP PROBLEM!

  4. Empiusa

    The tester was malfunctioning right out of the box

    The tester only works intermitantly due to the battery cap not positively locking to a position to function .

    ✘ No, I do not recommend this product

  5. Amprobe

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. This is the first time we’ve heard of this issue.

    Before first time use of the unit, ensure the battery insulator sticker is removed. If the problem still exists, there might be battery contact issue on that particular unit.

    We will reach out to you via email to see how we can further assist.

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