Networking & Cables

9 Must-Have Tools for Working with Electrical Wiring

As more integrators get electrical licenses, it requires a whole different set of tools that your technicians may not have.


A digital multimeter is one of the nine must-have tools for working with electrical wiring.

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Jason Knott · February 19, 2013

While CE pros tend to work primarily in the low-voltage world, there are several products that often require line-voltage electrical work. Among the more common tasks include moving outlets for mounting flat panels on walls, bringing proper power needs to the equipment room where the rack is located, and power needs for lifts, motorized mounts, motorized window treatments and even central vacuum.

In recent years, more integrators have taken on electrical licenses so they can solve these power requirements without having to work around the schedule of an electrician.

But while most service trucks are readily stocked with the necessary tools for audio, video and data work, they may not have the proper tools for working with electrical wires.

We previously showed you 10 Go-To Tools for low-voltage work, so here are nine must-have products, courtesy of Klein Tools, that technicians need to have for line voltage work.

Click here for 9 must-have tools for working with electrical wiring.



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  About the Author

Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at jknott@ehpub.com

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