Voltage detector detects, alerts utility personnel of strong electric field presence

voltage detector HD Electric

Test products: HD Electric Company, a Textron Inc. company, now offers a new Watchman™ Work Area Voltage Detector, designed to detect and alert trained utility personnel working on or near high voltage systems of strong electric fields surrounding high voltage conductors and power distribution equipment.

The Watchman Work Area Voltage Detector, model WM-01, utilizes WAVi™ Work Area Voltage Indication technology, and is typically placed in the vicinity of power lines or high voltage equipment to visually alert to the presence of an electrical field. The detector then alerts crews that they have an active electric field in the area.

The Watchman Work Area Voltage Detector uses spinning LED lights to indicate the presence of an electric field and a nearby energized conductor. The power button serves dual function: press once for on/off function; hold down for self-test to verify battery power and proper functioning of detector.

Once the Watchman Work Area Voltage Detector is turned on, it provides a “heartbeat” pattern to indicate it is actively checking for the presence of high voltage electric fields. The Watchman Work Area Voltage Detector contains powerful neodymium magnets that allow the detector to be mounted to accessory brackets or any magnetic surface.

About HD Electric Company
For over eighty years, HD Electric Company, a Textron Company, has provided products serving the diverse needs of the electrical power industry and its related industries worldwide. HDE’s continuous improvement and innovation in the areas of controlling, testing, measuring and recording of electric power has resulted in the development of leading edge products designed to help deliver electric power to customers safely and efficiently. More information is available at www.HDElectricCompany.com.

Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Bad Boy Off Road, Textron Systems and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.

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