Safety is everything. So, being sure the power is off before you open electrical equipment and start handling matters. But how can you be safe and be sure the circuit is de-energized? What if the only acceptable method is a complex testing process that potentially exposes you to the very danger you’re trying to avoid? Panduit introduces a new solution - absence of voltage testers (AVTs) - to prove that the power is off.
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You might think a hardwired voltage indicator would solve the problem - light off means no power - but that's not always true. Indicators warn when power is on, but no signal does not guarantee that a circuit is truly without power. No light could mean power is off, but it could also be due to a faulty indicator or installation problems. How would you tell the difference? This uncertainty is why OSHA has never recognized permanently installed voltage indicators, relying instead on the handheld tester method. But that means exposing yourself to a known live circuit to prove that there is no voltage in the circuit. But with VeriSafe 2.0, you can escape the process using the handheld tester.
See the comparison of both methods in the chart below.
For smarter system monitoring, the VeriSafe Network Module is a great way to leverage data from the Absence of Voltage Tester (AVT). Take troubleshooting to the next level by automatically measuring voltage and monitoring AVT results, without having to open equipment doors and covers.
When servicing electrical equipment, workers must
comply with safety regulations that require a voltage
verification test to validate the absence of voltage.
This process includes a number of stages that can
be complex and time-consuming when using
hand-held portable test instruments.
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