Hey guys Jared here,
I know you’re all looking forward to an honest review on the Power Probe 3, so I won’t waste any time getting to it.
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I don’t know about you, but I’m skeptical when it comes to anything I’m going to buy. So I really like to hear what others have to say about it. When I do decide to buy something, it has to prove itself worth the money I spent on it. I saw this tool on Speed network and after looking at the accessory kit I bought them both.
Design and Features
In designing the Power Probe 3, the 3rd version of the Power Probe circuit tester, the guys over at Power Probe seem to have created the single most powerful and time saving tool I have in my tool box. I’ve really been impressed with all the features that they’ve put into this one diagnostic tool.
- The probe piercing attachment and DVM were the biggest selling features for me. I can attach it any place on the wire and it breaks through the insulation taking all the guess work out of intermittent connections. The dual LED lights are great for keeping the area I’m working on well-lit without having to keep moving my work light around.
- One of my favorite features is the power transfer button. You switch to positive to create a hot lead to power up any number of parts for testing. Solenoids, alternators, motors – it’s great for quick trouble shooting and in most cases it can be done without taking off the part.
- The best thing so far about this tool is the time I’ve saved. I use it at my shop and I also on side jobs, so the faster I can find the problem the faster I can fix it – and time is money. It combines so many tasks into one instrument that it cuts down the electrical diagnosis part of my job by more than half.
- To power up the device, I usually just connect it directly to the battery, but it also comes with a cigarette lighter adapter. With the 20 foot cord I’m able to reach the radiator fan, fuse panel, alternator, fuel pump, etc. And with the extra 20 foot extension lead I can reach the length of the wire harness. I do have to say that I’m not crazy about having to roll the cord up after every time I use it. It would be great to see a retractable cord or even a spiral cord; it would make each job just that much faster.
Bottom line: If you’re a mechanic or just a do-it-yourselfer, this volt meter has so many abilities that will make your job faster and easier. It’s been a great product for me, so I don’t hesitate to recommend this to my friends in the automotive repair industry.