High sensitivity voltage detector for emergency responders.
The AC HotStick is a safety device designed for professional rescuers which provides warning of exposed high voltage AC from a safe distance. The AC HotStick will give early audible ("beeping") and visual (flashing LED) warning of the presence of dangerous voltages without the need to contact the surface carrying the current. The closer the user comes to the source of the voltage, the more rapidly the unit beeps and flashes.
The tool has found many applications, especially with first responders, fire, police, and EMT's responding to vehicular accidents; with search and rescue operations in urban and rural settings; and with clean up crews working on downed trees after wind and ice storms. However, industrial users, and anybody else who may unknowingly be exposed to the dangers of electrical shock and electrocution, will find the AC HotStick a necessity. It is simple to use and is well constructed. It comes with a built in self test so there is never any doubt about it functioning properly. It has also gained numerous functionality improvements through years of customer feedback. All of these things have made the AC HotStick an invaluable safety tool with a devoted following.
- CONFIRM power shutdown, lockout, tag out, disconnects
- FIND hidden sources of dangerous AC from a safe distance without making physical contact
- DETECT power line back feeds from motor generators and energized pools of water
- ENSURE a safe environment for your vehicular rescue
- PROTECT the life of your first responders and give them this safe and simple to use tool
- CHECK IT trust is good – checking is better
Identification of nearby high voltages and dangers from electrical wires during size-up, and after fires, during overhaul and investigations.
Detect presence of AC voltage, avoid electrical hazards at accident scenes or during search and prisoner detention
Urban Search & Rescue:
Detection of unknown sources of unshielded and potentially hazardous AC voltages. Verification of proper power disconnect.
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 the machinery and equipment posing hazard through accidental activation.
Avoid dangers of electrical shock or explosion caused by electrical shorts/arcs.
After earthquakes, wind and ice storms or floods, used to identify energized wires on roads or structural parts in collapsed buildings and flooded sites. Quick check of extent of power outage.
Warning of energized wires hidden by fallen trees or caused by back-feeding from motor generators.
During plant modification or industrial rescue to prove power disconnect, identify alternate sources or ungrounded machinery.
Locate potential sources of electrical shock during rescue operations.