Hello, i read that using a phase tester wasnt a great way to test and not a sure way. Is using one of these a safe way?
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Thanks, Using a phase tester relies on a path to earth for the phase tester through the person who's testing! Using a tester like a TE1 or TE2 is much safer as you are never in contact with any possible voltage . You should still use any tester with care and follow a safe working procedure which involves testing the unit before use on a known supply to make sure its working. The following link is to a pdf which outlines this procedure. http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/mediafile/100117573/Best-Practice-Guide-2.pdf