VP-440 - Platt
• Do not operate the instrument in an explosive atmosphere.
• Do not expose this product to rain or moisture This increases the risk of fire or
electric shock.
• Do not rely on this tester for detecting AC voltage on a shielded wire.
• Comply with local and national safety requirements.
• Use proper protective equipment as required by local or national authorities.
VP-440
Frontispiece
Non-Contact VoltProbe®
Battery cap
Voltage Sensor
CAT III 1000v~ MAX
Symbols
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
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
Double insulated
Complies with EU
directives
Conforms to relevant
Australian standards.
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

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Alternating Current
Dangerous Voltage
Underwriters Laboratories.[Note: Canadian
and US.]
Do not dispose of this
product as unsorted
municipal waste.
FOR USE BY COMPETENT PERSONS
Anyone using this instrument should be knowledgeable and trained about the
risks involved with measuring voltage, especially in an industrial setting, and the
importance of taking safety precautions and of testing the instrument before and
after using it to ensure that it is in good working condition.
Safety Information
WARNING: Use extreme caution when testing live electrical circuits due to risk of
injury from electrical shock.
 Warnings and Precautions
• The VP-440 conforms to IEC 61010-031:2002; CAT IV 1000 V, class II, pollution
deg.2 and UL 61010-031.
•
Operation
1. Apply the plastic tip to any connection point or move it along an insulated cable.
2. When an AC voltage is detected, the red indicator in the plastic tip will
illuminate.
A steady glow (not flash) indicates voltage presence. If there is no indication,
voltage could still be present. Operation may be affected by differences in socket
design and insulation thickness and type.
VoltProbe
Refer to the manual
Introduction
The VP-440 VoltProbe is an instrument for safely checking the presence of an AC
voltage without making any disconnections in cables, wall sockets, fuses, circuit
breakers, junction boxes, etc. No current flow is needed for correct operation.
This instrument is IEC 61010-031 certified for Installation Category IV (1000V).
It is recommended for use in distribution level and fixed installations, as well
as lesser installations, and not for primary supply lines, overhead lines and
cable systems.
 Warnings and Precautions
• Do not exceed the maximum overload limits (see specifications) nor the limits
marked on the instrument itself. Never apply more than 1000 V ac rms.
•
Observe the proper safety precautions when working with voltages above
30 VAC rms to avoid electrical shock hazard.
•
Before and after hazardous voltage measurements, test the detector on a
known source such as line voltage to determine proper operation.
•
Never ground yourself when taking measurements. Do not touch exposed
circuit elements.
 Caution: If three phase equipment is being checked and one phase is open, the
voltage is conducted back to the defective fuse through the other fuses and will give
a faulty indication.
Maintenance and Repair
If there appears to be a malfunction during the operation of the meter, the
following steps should be performed in order to isolate the cause of the problem:
1. Check the battery.
2. Review the operating instructions for possible mistakes in operating procedure.
Except for the replacement of the batteres, repair of the voltage detector should
be performed only by a Factory Authorized Service Center or by other qualified
instrument service pe rsonnel. The front panel and case can be cleaned with a mild
solution of detergent and water. Apply sparingly with a soft cloth and allow to dry
completely before using. Do not use aromatic hydrocarbons or chlorinated solvents
for cleaning.
Battery Replacement
RotateBattery
battery cap
CCW to remove. Remove batteries and replace with (2) AAA 1.5
section
volts alkaline batteries. Replace the cap. Note battery orientation on side of case.
VoltProbe
CAT III 1000 V MAX
Rotate Cap CCW to remove
Specifications:
Operating voltage: 50-1000 VAC (50 / 60 Hz)
Limited Warranty and Limitation of Liability
Your Amprobe product will be free from defects in material and workmanship for
1 year from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover fuses, disposable
batteries or damage from accident, neglect, misuse, alteration, contamination, or
abnormal conditions of operation or handling. Amprobe’s warranty obligation is
limited, at Amprobe’s option, to refund of the purchase price, free of charge repair,
or replacement of a defective product .  Resellers are not authorized to extend
any other warranty on Amprobe’s behalf. To obtain service during the warranty
period, return the product with proof of purchase to an authorized Amprobe Test
Tools Service Center or to an Amprobe dealer or distributor. See Repair Section for
details. This warranty is your only remedy . All other warranties - whether express,
implied or statutory - including implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose
or merchantability, are hereby excluded. Neither Amprobe nor its parent company
or affiliates shall be liable for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential
damages or losses, arising from any cause or theory. Since some states or countries
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of an implied warranty or of incidental or
consequential damages, this limitation of liability may not apply to you.
Repair
All test tools returned for warranty or non-warranty repair or for calibration should
be accompanied by the following: your name, company’s name, address, telephone
number, and proof of purchase. Additionally, please include a brief description of
the problem or the service requested and include the test leads with the meter. Nonwarranty repair or replacement charges should be remitted in the form of a check, a
money order, credit card with expiration date, or a purchase order made payable to
Amprobe® Test Tools.
In-Warranty Repairs and Replacement – All Countries
Please read the warranty statement and check your battery before requesting
repair. During the warranty period any defective test tool can be returned to your
Amprobe® Test Tools distributor for an exchange for the same or like product.
Please check the “Where to Buy” section on www.amprobe.com for a list of
distributors near you. Additionally, in the United States and Canada In-Warranty
repair and replacement units can also be sent to a Amprobe® Test Tools Service
Center (see below for address).
Non-Warranty Repairs and Replacement – US and Canada
Non-warranty repairs in the United States and Canada should be sent to a
Amprobe® Test Tools Service Center. Call Amprobe® Test Tools or inquire at your
point of purchase for current repair and replacement rates.
In USA In Canada
Amprobe Test Tools Everett, WA 98203 Tel: 888-993-5853 Fax: 425-446-6390 Amprobe Test Tools
Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X9
Tel: 905-890-7600
Fax: 905-890-6866
Sensitivity: Tip illuminates red at 0.157 (4mm) distance from a wire carrying 220 VAC.
Non-Warranty Repairs and Replacement – Europe
Operating Temperature: -20°C to +55°C (-4°F to 131°F) < 95% RH; (0 to 30 °C) < 75%
RH; (30 to 40 °C); < 45% RH (40 to 55 °C)
Environment: < 2000m, indoor operation
Power: (2) AAA batteries 1.5 volts alkaline. NEDA 24A, IEC LR6
Frontispiece
Dimensions: 147
x 20mm (5.8 x 0.8”)
Weight: 40 gr(1.5 oz)
 LVD IEC 61010-031:2002
CAT III – 1000V class II and
pollution degree 2; cULus
Battery cap
Voltage Sensor
61010-031.
VoltProbe
EMC: EN 61326-1:2006 This product complies with requirements of the following
European Community Directives: 2004/108/EC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and
2006/95/EC (Low Voltage) as amended by 93/68/EEC (CE Marking). However, electrical
noise or intense electromagnetic fields in the vicinity of the equipment may disturb
the measurement circuit. Measuring instruments will also respond to unwanted
signals that may be present within the measurement circuit. Users should exercise
care and take appropriate precautions to avoid misleading results when making
measurements in the presence of electronic interference.
European non-warranty units can be replaced by your Amprobe® Test Tools
distributor for a nominal charge. Please check the “Where to Buy” section on www.
amprobe.com for a list of distributors near you.
European Correspondence Address*
Amprobe® Test Tools Europe
Beha-Amprobe GmbH
In den Engematten 14
79286 Glottertal, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 7684 8009 – 0
CAT III 1000v~ MAX
*(Correspondence only – no repair or replacement available from this address.
European customers please contact your distributor.)
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