Klein Tools has released a new GFCI receptacle tester with LCD model number RT250 . What’s interesting about this outlet tester is its large backlit LCD that displays the necessary info to tell you if the wiring is correct and if not tells you specifically what’s wrong. There’s no need to compare 3 lights to the code pattern like other outlet testers. The screen also has an auto hold feature so that you can remove the tester from an awkward spot and still be able to tell whether the wiring was correct or not. This is useful in areas where viewing the info screen is not easy to do. I also like the easy to use nature of this model with two lights at the front that either tell you correct wiring or not, and if not you can proceed to the display to check the specific reason. It also features detection of Open Neutral and Open Ground wiring fault at the same time. Other features include the GFCI tester function and also tells you how long it took to trip along with an interesting feature not usually seen on outlet testers, the ability to detect how much voltage is running. It does require 2 AAA batteries which is a bummer on an outlet tester however they are needed for it’s advanced funtions like data auto-hold and Open Neutral/Open Ground wiring fault. A lot of features packed into this device and is only priced at $19.97, available now.

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(Lincolnshire, Ill.) – Klein Tools (www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, introduces the GFCI Receptacle Tester with LCD, to detect common wiring problems, display voltage and inspect GFCI’s including time to trip breaker.

GFCI Receptacle Tester with LCD (Cat. No. RT250)

  • GFCI Receptacle Tester features a large backlit LCD readout of voltage and clear indication of wiring conditions
  • LCD readout shows the time required to trip a GFCI device
  • Detect and identify common wiring faults
  • Patent pending detection of Open Neutral/Open Ground wiring fault
  • Auto-Hold is convenient for hard-to-reach outlets
  • Bright green and red LEDs illuminate for visual indicators
  • CAT II 135V safety rating
  • For use on 3-wire, North American 120V electrical outlets only

“The RT250 was designed with unique features to make testing electrical outlets safer and easier,” said Sabrina Kalsi, product manager at Klein Tools. “The RT250 features auto-hold, which keeps the reading on the screen so that users can remove the tester to view the display. This saves time and effort when working with receptacles in orientations with limited sight lines. An additional safety test includes the amount of time to trip a GFCI device, a feature not often found in GFCI testers at this price point.”


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