Amprobe VP-600SB Non-Contact Volt Detector

  • Detect AC Voltage (100 – 600 V)
  • Use non-contact method of Voltage testing
  • Totally insulated, no exposed metal or conductive parts
  • Check for AC Voltages without necessity of disconnecting the electrical system
  • Test for AC Voltage cables, circuit breakers, wall sockets, junction boxes, fuses, etc.

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Product Highlights

Designed for safe, non-contact voltage detection, Amprobe’s reliable volt tester, the VP-600SB Non-Contact Volt Probe doesn’t require much budget or demand much space. This volt tester fits conveniently in a shirt pocket, tool belt or pouch. The VP-600SB Non-Contact Volt Probe measures and tests volts from 100 V to 600 V.

Specifications

FEATURE VP-600SB
AC Voltage detection 100 V → 600 V
Indicator Lights, Beeps and Vibrates
Safety rating CAT III 600 V

 

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What’s Included

  • VP-600SB
  • Batteries (installed)

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47 reviews for Amprobe VP-600SB Non-Contact Volt Detector

  1. DeKE

    Saved my bacon at least twice

    You know the whole “Trust but Verify”…
    At least twice now I’ve worked on stuff that coworkers have insisted were “dead”, this in my toolbelt is a quick way to confirm.
    It’s not dead, until you KNOW it’s dead.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  2. Ivan928

    Must have tool.

    Ace product, saves you time which means saving money. Small and neat, takes up as much room in your pocket as a couple of pens.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  3. Vinroc

    I just love, love, love it-and so does everybody body else

    I have been collecting and trying out non-contact voltage testers for the past three years. I started trying this one and can’t imagine not using it. I love the triple alert function.

    To bad they are not sold in Lowes anymore I wanted to give them away as gifts

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  4. doubleM

    Good, but could be bettter

    I have purchased several of these units over the years and they have worked well with a couple of exceptions.
    Pocket clip needs to be stronger that is the first to go and break off. The second is the battery cap won’t stay on. tried taping it on and finally drilling holes and putting 3/16″ brass screws in to keep the cap on. Like it best for light ,sound and vibration with no on off switch

  5. Fredrics1

    Always works

    In the industrial environment this tester has held up for 3 years. I use it for voltages from 120V to 4160V (held at proper distance) I trust it completely

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  6. Amprobe

    The overall Amprobe quality metric for defective parts per million which we measure on a monthly basis is among the highest in the industry. Your feedback is very important to us, and we thank you for your review. We will investigate the quality issues with this product. We apologize for the problem.

  7. bassace

    Haven’t found one that worked out the package yet

    I bought one of these at Loews, got it home and it did not work. I started to change the batteries when I noticed corrosion on the supplied batteries and the terminals. I returned to the store and asked for an exchange. Before leaving, I insisted that service desk clerk open the package and test it. SAME PROBLEM!!! On top of that, the plastic tab that holds the battery cap on snapped off. Needless to say, I demanded my money back. I expected a lot more from a company like Amprobe.

    ✘ No, I do not recommend this product

  8. Amprobe

    We discovered that the batteries included in the VP-600SB were defective and they leaked causing terminals to corrode. We have changed the battery supplier to avoid this problem in the future. We apologize for this bad experience.

  9. Koalabare

    Poorly Designed

    I thought this would be a great product for the home.

    Right out of the package after removing the battery shield it did not work. Then I checked the batteries and the terminals were corroded. I replaced the batteries at my cost and now the cover refuses to stay on.

    To sum it up, WORTHLESS!! Back to Lowes ASAP.

    ✘ No, I do not recommend this product

  10. RYAN

    EXCELLENT TOOL!!!!

    THIS IS A VERY HANDY TOOL. I WORK FOR A ELECTRIC UTILITY AND I DEAL WITH A LOT OF LOW VOLTAGE WIRING, THE VP-600SB IS ONE OF THE FIRST TOOLS OUT OF MY BAG. LIGHTWEIGHT, COMPACT, AND I LOVE THE POCKET CLIP. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE THAT IS INVOLVED WITH 120/240 VOLT WIRING, FROM HOMEOWNER TO CONTRACTOR.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  11. otisn

    Necessary tool and this one is great!

    Simply put, this is an invaluable tool especially since I’m in the middle of several DIY projects involving new lighting around the house.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  12. Michael01

    Amazing tool, a life saver

    This is an amazing and simple to use tool. I bought this a few months ago and end up using it all the time for anything electrical. It works fantastic for low voltage but also regular AC power. Far more practical than those old screw divers that had this almost invisible light bulb built into it. I trust this device.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  13. BOB51

    Works like they say it does.

    Too many similar testers often do not work as stated. They may be too sensitive or not senseitive enough. As a result you often have to recheck several times or be so careful using it it wastes time. As a professional engineer, who is used to working with instruments, the VP-600 sb is easy, accurate, and dependable. I have one handy so even my girlfriend can use it.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  14. AbiYAH

    Uneaquled in quality and satisfaction

    Every one of our techs carry one of these in there pouch. There is nothing like trying to figure out wiring on the job. Redo’s & service can be tough to figure…… what is hot, and what isn’t. This probe is accurate and never lets us down. A must for every tool box.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  15. Jimmy52

    junk

    quit working five minutes out of the package. Terrible quality

    ✘ No, I do not recommend this product

  16. vmehr

    marvelous

    great tool to located breaks and shorts. Works far beyond lighy sets!

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  17. BobKV

    Don’t do a project without one

    If you are doing ANY type of electrical work you should always check for voltage first. Even after turning off the breaker I double check the wires with my probe. And don’t presume all the wires in the same box are dead. This is easily clipped on the shirt. And always check it on live wires to be sure the batteris are good. Excellent tool.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  18. lehrjam7

    this product is the easiest to use

    this product is a must have for every. use it to test any thing from your sockets for useto christmas lights.test for current in cords wall sockets any thing electrical.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  19. Renegade357

    This is a great product.

    I bought one of these after I had bought another “reputable” company’s tester and the end broke off. This is a valuable tool for me as my wife and I bought a 125 year old house and I have to completely rewire the entire house. After I get done running the wiring this tool helps me identify the wiring and label the breaker box efficiently for when I need to shut off a specific breaker to work on something, and I can use it to confrm the wiring I am working on has been de-energized.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  20. MKEHandyman

    Must have tool…

    This tool is critical for any home wiring project. I’ve found two key uses: 1) To ensure that the circuit I’m working on is actually dead, 2) To ensure that no secondary circuits exist in the boxes I’m working in.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  21. DonnieF

    Handiest tool in my belt

    Next to my linesman’s and phillips head screwdriver, this is the handiest tool in my belt. I’m still surprised how often I use it or someone on my crew wants to borrow it. If you’re an electrician, get it!

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  22. Fordcat

    This is a must have tool

    I use my voltage tester on all electrical jobs even if I know the power is off I test the all wires anyways . It is easy to use and it fits in my little belt clip pouch I carry with me .

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  23. edgoodguy

    This product work great.

    I have found using this product has saved me time and money. The electrician always wants to know if I have checked it out first to see if the electric is flow right. So it will save him money to know this.. thanks

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  24. GregT

    Amprobe VP-600SB Non-Contact Volt Detector is one of my favorite tools.

    I love this little guy. With just a swipe, I can tell if a circuit is live. I also use it to ‘follow’ wires in a wall. This little guy stays in my glove box so that I always have it handy regardless of where today’s job may be.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  25. Joey43

    This product is easy to use and handy to have in your tool belt.

    This product is easy to use and handy to have in your tool belt for fast aand effietioned circuit testing.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  26. bigguy196

    This is a nessary tool when doing all type of electrical work.

    Tool is easily carried in a pocket. Has both an audiable and visual indicator. Makes it very easy to be safe when doing wiring of all kinds.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  27. viper21

    compact

    the volt detector is compact and easy to use with out false alarms in your pocket or while checking wires. i have had others that i did not trust since when i hit the test button it did not go off and had to wiggle it. i don’t want to take chances with electric and the amprobe vp-600sb non-contact volt detector fits the bill.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  28. viper21

    compact easy to use

    the unit is compact and fits easily in your pocket, it is dependable and there are less false alerts then other detectors that i have tried.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  29. TANKSALOT

    Staying Safe

    We just bought a home that had been rewired by someone that thought they knew what they were doing. NOT!
    Using the Amprobe VP-600 SB Non-Contact Volt Detector kept me safe by detecting live wires that we were sure should have been dead with the breaker being turned off.
    This tool is a MUST for any home owner that plans to do any electrical work. It will save your life!!!

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  30. pretrip386

    good tool

    Good tool to have when working on a fuse box or checking some outlets

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  31. BobbyC

    Don’t work near wires without one

    ALWAYS have this in my belt or shirt pocket. Every wire gets a pass so I know if I’m dealing with hot or not. Better safe than sorry!

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  32. mule

    this product is easy to use and has great quality

    This is a great product for your tool box or in your pocket when you are working on replaceing light switches or outlets . They let you know that the power is off for sure. This tool also works great for checking out wireing in electronical equipment to see if you are getting power to the device. I would not work on electrical eqiupment with out it .I was a millwright and this was one tool that I counted on for troubalshooting machines if they would not run,that is because i was not an electrcian.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  33. Charley

    Wouldn’t be without this tool doing anything electrical!!

    I work as a handyman and do many different types of repair work. This tool is the first I reach for when doing anything electrical. When tracing wires in insulation filled attics, this lets me know in a second whether the wire is hot or not. Great for testing whether or not a circuit has been isolated, and by the speed of the chirps you can get a feel for the amount of voltage present.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  34. Stan1021

    This has great features

    I would highly recommend this product. It saves a lot of time as it is truly non-contact.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  35. papatune

    Quick, handy and reliable

    All our electricians carry this tool because of size and ease of use. With sensitivity just being in the proximity of power it is quick and reliable.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  36. ChrisLPE

    Great Field Tool

    As an engineer doing field investigations, this tool has been invaluable in determining if a circuit is live or not. We don’t always have the luxury of a maintenance person to walk the site with us to determine circuitng, so this tool stays in my bag to use at any time during a site visit.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  37. donk

    life saver

    having owned this type of tester, i can say that i believe that this tool from amprobe is the best i’ve tried yet. honestly this particular tester has saved me more than once. for example; i needed to get into a j box for wire reoair/replacement. i checked circuits and breakers and turned off appropriate breakers. when i went back to the box i tested for any voltage present, and found some. it was a 277v. circuit from another panel that was added later and not marked. all i can say is thankyou for this tool. dk

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  38. JerryTX1962

    An absolute “must have” for your toolbox or shirt pocket !

    If you are not sure you have a “live” or dead electrical circuit, this little jewel will let you know real quick. No metal probes, electrodes or anything that could possibly cause an arc flash from short circuiting or ground to hot wire side contact. Just move this non-contact volt detector near a “hot” circuit and it chirps like a cricket !

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  39. Travelguy2

    Homowner or Pro…Every one should have this

    We save ourselves so much time in quick detection with panickey homeowners. You’ve save us time and our customers money. Nice tool. Thanks Ray

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  40. Joe1

    works as a solid tester for electrical conduction

    I’ve used this tester and it certainly finds where the current doesn’t exists, while not even touching the wires.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  41. DANDO

    I have the VoltProbe VP-440 Ihave yet to up-grade, I’ve used other brands, thay don’t compare with the one I have. I can’t wait to try the VP -600

    I cant wait to try the VP -600SB I didn’t think You could do better than the VP -440!~

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  42. Elmore

    Good Voltage Detector

    Good tool, I have it for over 2 months and I use it almost everyday.
    Works every time. I recommend this Voltage Detector.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  43. Terry37

    This Non-Contact Volt Detector is a great tool!!

    I have not used this tool on Christmas lights yet. I have used it inside my home and it worked great.. Love this tool

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  44. Joe1

    Mr

    I purchased a non contact voltage probe and used it immediately, it simplified my searching for bad bulbs in Christmas lights. It’s about time someone invented this Probe.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  45. Betta

    Works good.

    Unit holds up still working.
    After a while batteries leaked, acid inside.
    AMPROBE sent me a new unit.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  46. BIGTex

    Great vid!

    What a fun video! Serious congrats to the writers, actors, and producers. I’d buy one just because of the video!

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

  47. Zippy

    Worth every Penny!

    I purchased one of these for myself and 4 for some friends of mine. We’ve saved so much time on hanging christmas lights that they paid for themselves within the first use! I would highly recommend this tool for the Do It Yourselfer.

    ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.

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