The Hot Stick USA AC provides warning of exposed high voltage AC from a safe distance. The AC Hot Stick will give early audible and visual warning of the presence of AC voltages without the need to contact the surface which carries the dangerous AC potential. The AC Hot Stick will beep and an LED will flash with an increasing rate as the unit is brought closer to the source. The tool has found many applications especially with first responders, fire, police and ambulances responding to vehicular accidents; with search and rescue operations in urban and rural settings as well as with cleanup crews working on downed trees after wind and ice storms. But also industrial user and anybody else who may unknowingly be exposed to the dangers of electrical shock or electrocution will appreciate the AC Hot Stick. While the instrument will not be able to “see ” the AC voltage if grounded metal shields or conductors surround the source fully and prevent the signal from emanating, floating grounds or incomplete shielding will be noticed quickly. Its simple-to-use, built-in self tests, sturdy construction and small improvements made over time based on our customer comments have made the AC Hot Stick a safety tool, recognized and respected by its many users.
Urban Search & Rescue: Detection of unknown sources of unshielded and potentially hazardous AC voltages. Verification of proper power disconnect.
Disaster Operations: After earthquakes, wind and ice storms or floods to identify energized wires on roads or structural parts in collapsed buildings and flooded sites. Quick check of extent of power outage.
Fire: Identification of nearby high voltages and dangers from electrical wires during size-up, and after fires, during overhaul and investigations.
Vehicular Extrication: Quick check of site and vehicle for potential exposure to AC voltage. Verification and monitoring of power disconnect.
Confined Space Rescue: To verify power shut-off and proper lockout at the entry site and of machinery and equipment posing hazard through accidential activation.
Hazmat: Avoid dangers of electrical shock or explosion caused by electrical shorts/ arcs.
Power Restoration: Warning of energized wires hidden by fallen trees or caused by back-feeding from motor generators.
Industrial: During plant modification or industrial rescue to prove power disconnect, identify alternate sources or ungrounded machinery.
Trench Rescue: Locate potential sources of electrical shock during rescue operations.
Law Enforcement: Detect presence of AC voltage, avoid electrical hazards at accident scences or during search, prisoner detention, and surveillance.
Safety: Designed for intrinsically safe operation
Batteries: 4× AA alkaline batteries, NEDA 15A, Duracell MN1500 or equivalent
Battery Life: continuous use: 300 hours, typical use: 1 year
Battery Check: built-in low voltage warning
Battery Change: requires removal of lanyard
Water Resistance: splashwater-proof
Temperature Range: Operating: −30 to +50°C (−22 to +122°F ) Storage & transport: −40 to +70°C (−40 to +158°F )
Size: 45 mm (1 3⁄4′′ ) diameter × 521 mm (20 1⁄2 ′′ ) long