[aprssig] Electric Field Sensor (XMAS lights)?

John Lay jlay at laysonline.com
Sat Dec 5 23:18:23 EST 2015

I've used one in the past with success. Use the trigger with a bulb (still attached and powered) in the gun.  Also used it on empty sockets.

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John Lay

> On Dec 5, 2015, at 7:19 PM, Robert Bruninga via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org> wrote:
> Sorry for the off topic.
> Will one of these cigar sized (yellow) electric field sensors be any use in  finding the bad bulb in a series XMAS light string?
> It beeps in the presence of an electric field and detects AC about 6 inches away.th this?
> I can find no difference all along the string.  But then this is a 3 wire string with a receptacle on the end so there is AC end to end, even though there is a series bulb out.
> Maybe this technique will work on a 2 wire loop string and not a 3 wire?
> I'm happy to cut off the end plug and pull out the 3rd wire if someone claims it will work on a 2 wire string.
> Sorry for the off topic post, but I'm probably not the first one with this dumb question at this time of year.
> Bob
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