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Title: Lowe's Kobalt tester
Post by: John Fruits on July 07, 2020, 08:51:17 am
This may have been talked about here already, couldn't find it in a search.  This was just mentioned on another forum, I was wondering if anyone here had seen it yet.
Kobalt Tester (https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-Digital-30-250V-Test-Meter/1001799404).
Title: Re: Lowe's Kobalt tester
Post by: Brian Adams on July 07, 2020, 09:27:12 am
Looks alright. Nothing revolutionary, but the voltage meter is a nice addition to this type of product.
Title: Re: Lowe's Kobalt tester
Post by: Kevin Graf on July 07, 2020, 09:39:53 am
It won't find 'Bootleg Grounds' or Neutral / Safety Ground swaps.

But then,both of those functions cost a lot more money.
Title: Re: Lowe's Kobalt tester
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on July 07, 2020, 10:14:49 am
It won't find 'Bootleg Grounds' or Neutral / Safety Ground swaps.

But then,both of those functions cost a lot more money.
Yup just a cheap 3 lamp tester with voltmeter cobbled in...

Does not detect RPBG, this is well discussed.

JR