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#29214 - 09/11/03 09:14 AM Wire Cable Tracer
aldav53 Offline

Registered: 08/22/01
Posts: 547
Loc: Chandler, AZ USA
To trace a wire that is cut or has no end, can anyone recommend a tester that works well?
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#29215 - 09/11/03 12:50 PM Re: Wire Cable Tracer
Bill39 Offline

Registered: 11/28/01
Posts: 77
Loc: Indianapolis, IN, USA
Try a tool made by Triplett called a "Fox and Hound" #3245K. It injects a tone onto the wire and you use a probe to find that wire within a bundle at the other end.

#29216 - 09/11/03 06:37 PM Re: Wire Cable Tracer
Electric Eagle Offline

Registered: 04/20/02
Posts: 928
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
I've got an Amprobe AT-2004 and wouldn't be without it. It's not cheap, but it will find a wire anywhere, in any condition. Here's a link to look at the specs.

I got mine on ebay for about half of retail.

#29217 - 09/11/03 06:57 PM Re: Wire Cable Tracer
kinetic Offline

Registered: 04/06/02
Posts: 158
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona
This is the same thing as the Fox and Hound more or less or you can always try which takes out the 60 hertz interference of live nearby circuits.


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