Speaking of outlets, it’s often nice to test whether they’re live. The $25 Milwaukee 2201-20 will do that, and also give you an LED flashlight (“3x brighter than the competition”!?). This 3.5″ long, non-contact tester operates from a single AAA cell, has a voltage range from 90V to 600V (CAT III), and turns on/off via a rear push-button switch.
For $30, an alternative is the Greenlee TK-30 kit that has a DM-20 DMM (which includes a voltage test for 1.5V and 9V batteries under load), a GT-11 non-contact voltage detector (CAT III, 1000V; uses two AAA batteries) with LED and audible alarm, a GT-10 outlet tester, and a carrying case.
Have you had experience with either one, or with some alternative? Do you prefer a small solo voltage detector, or a kit in a case with voltage detector, DMM, and outlet checker?