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Mag-Probe HS High Sensitivity Noncontact Probe

Item# DO-20020-96

$51.00 USD/EACH

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  • Fast troubleshooting during equipment operation (safety permitting)
  • Isolates problems as electrical or mechanical in seconds without a schematic
  • Requires no direct electrical connection
  • Variable sensitivity
  • Detects troublesome transit pulses
  • Every unit hand-crafted and quality control-tested
  • Can be used in high-risk explosive environments
  • Long-life power source and low current LED lasts for at least 5000/5 second operations
  • Detects residual magnetism
  • Shelf life of 5 years
Mag-Probe® is a magnetic sensing instrument used to trouble-shoot AC and DC powered solenoids, solenoid valves, relays, mercury wetted relays, heat controllers and test coils used in robotics— even automotive alternators, voltage regulators and electronic ignitions systems. Unit is ideal for testing the largest to sub-miniature solenoids, relays and most reed relays and all automotive applications.
Product Type Magnetic Sensing Instrument
Qty/ea 1
Brand Bartol Mag-Probe
Model HS





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  • Q:

    Can you change the battery?
    Asked on 10/27/2015 by Mike from Modesto, CA

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      Unfortunately, there is no way to change the battery.

      Answered on 10/28/2015 by Katie from Technical Support
  • Q:

    Does it need to plug into a voltmeter, or does it just light up?
    Asked on 2/16/2011 by Anonymous

    3 answers

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      This item does not need to be plugged into anything. It is a stand alone item.

      Answered on 2/16/2011 by Katie from Technical Support
    • A:

      I use it all the time great time saver and a great diagnostic tool. it lights up when it senses a magnetic field. ( FLUX ) ( ie ) energized coil in a relay or energized coil in a solenoid valve. I have had mine for years.

      However very important, do not store anywhere near a magnet. it is very sensitive and will light near a magnet. Draining the internal battery that unfortunately is NOT replaceable a draw back on on my model maybe the newer ones allow for a battery change.

      Answered on 3/6/2014 by Abe Barta from Holyoke Massachusetts
    • A:

      I use it all the time great time saver and a great diagnostic tool. it lights up when it senses a magnetic field. ( FLUX ) ( ie ) energized coil in a relay or energized coil in a solenoid valve. I have had mine for years.

      However very important, do not store anywhere near a magnet. it is very sensitive and will light near a magnet. Draining the internal battery that unfortunately is NOT replaceable a draw back on on my model maybe the newer ones allow for a battery change.

      Answered on 3/6/2014 by Abe Barta from Holyoke Massachusetts
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NoneHigh Sensitivity Noncontact Probe
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Works properly (4)

Cons

  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • In the field (5)
  • In the lab (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Academic/professional researcher (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mag-Probe High Sensitivity

By Pean67

from Ionia, MI

About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

Pros

  • Accurate

Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Lab

    Comments about None High Sensitivity Noncontact Probe:

    We use it to ensure magnetism is present and then to make sure the magnetism is gone after our checking for cracks.

     
    5.0

    VERY GOOD TOOL FOR TROUBLESHOOTING IF

    By Randy

    from Oregon, Illinois

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Properly

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

    • In The Field

    Comments about None High Sensitivity Noncontact Probe:

    I use the the Mag-Probe in the field to check coils on solenoid valves to see the coil is good.

    The probe works very well at sensing magnetic fields on solenoid valves and relays.

    It is somewhat fragile and has to be handled with some care.

    This is the second one I bought and would recomend it as a useful troubleshooting tool

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Positive Indication of Relay Pick-Up

    By ControlsTechSJF

    from Monroe, NH

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

    • In The Field

    Comments about None High Sensitivity Noncontact Probe:

    Ordered these to replace other we have had for 8 years. Great Product. [...]

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    not happy

    By dallek

    from nyc

    About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In The Lab

      Comments about None High Sensitivity Noncontact Probe:

      this item has a battery in it and will die at some point, the add does not tell you this

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A

      By PwrTech

      from Philadelphia, PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy To Use
      • Works Properly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • In The Field
        • In The Lab

        Comments about None High Sensitivity Noncontact Probe:

        PROS:
        This device is a "must-have" for anyone who works with solenoids, actuators, solenoid valves, or anything that operates via magnetic fields. When the included sensitivity ring is used, the device can be adjusted for amazing sensitivity, so the pick-up of small reed relays can be detected. You may discover your own new and useful ways to implement this handy tool!

        CONS:
        This is a very sensitive instrument, and as such, it can't withstand very rough handling. That is not to say you have to keep it in a jewelry case, but it may not survive a high drop. If treated with reasonable respect, the device will last a good long time.

         
        4.0

        mag-probe

        By none

        from fort wayne, in

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Easy To Use
        • Works Properly

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily

        Best Uses

        • In The Field

        Comments about None High Sensitivity Noncontact Probe:

        this is a very handy tool for checking voltage on solenoid coils, and tight spots. i'm a service tech and people always ask me where they can get one. the biggest down fall is that they break very easily. the blue part needs a heavier plastic coating or a metal sheath that only exposes the tip. i bought 2 a month ago and one is broke already, that sucks for the price of these.

         
        5.0

        Extremely handy

        By David

        from Monroe, Ct

        About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Works Properly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • In The Field
          • In The Lab

          Comments about None High Sensitivity Noncontact Probe:

          Very handy to test and troubleshoot electric solenoid valve operation.

          Just hold it next the the coil of the valve and you will know if and when it is energied/

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