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HD Electric Releases New Line of  Proximity Voltage Detectors

HD Electric Releases New Line of Proximity Voltage Detectors

These new voltage detectors come in three versatile, lightweight, and weather resistant models.

HD Electric Co. has released its newest family of products, the PRX Proximity Voltage Detectors. These new voltage detectors come in three versatile, lightweight, and weather resistant models, which allow linemen to safely and accurately verify the presence of voltage without contacting the conductor, making it flexible to use under any condition.

The PRX Proximity Voltage Detector family features the PRX “Sensing Zone” which allows for directional discrimination when working around complex over builds and under builds, making the detectors ideal for various working environments.

Each detector in the PRX Proximity Voltage Detector family features a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery that, with a 15-minute charge, will last a full day and, with a three-hour charge, will last a whole week. All detectors come with dual mounting options - universal spline and shotgun stick - and display a clear warning of voltage with flashing LED lights and a loud audible alarm.

The PRX Proximity Voltage Detector family has three models with voltage ranges from 50V up to 500kVAC so different utility professionals can get as specific as they need to:

  • PRX-500 – Intended for transmission, this detector has nine standard voltage ranges from 120VAC up to 500kVAC.
  • PRX-69D – Designed specifically for distribution crews, this detector works on distribution ranges from 120VAC to 69kVAC.
  • PRX-4 – Essentially a HI/LO proximity voltage detector, the PRX-4 serves a wide range of applications such as storm assessment, meter reading, and much more
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