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CIRCUIT TRACERS #170424
11/02/07 08:00 PM
11/02/07 08:00 PM
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Yoopersup  Offline OP
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Have to buy a new one. Any advice on the best one out there??By experience of using it??
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Re: CIRCUIT TRACERS [Re: Yoopersup] #170544
11/05/07 04:43 PM
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Tiger  Offline
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Crystal Lake, IL USA
I hate to have you come up empty on this.

Not quite a brag about the best, but I found a useful one at Menards. It's a name I haven't heard of www.circuitdetective.com on the item.

I usually go through a few of these type a year, and always keep a couple on the truck since I depend on them daily to kill circuits. They're usually under $30.

Dave

Re: CIRCUIT TRACERS [Re: Tiger] #170556
11/05/07 08:53 PM
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Jim M  Offline
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Chestertown, MD, USA
Don't have any experience with these but have been considering one of the Suretest.

http://www.idealindustries.com/products/test_measurement/circuit_tracers_analyzers/

Re: CIRCUIT TRACERS [Re: Jim M] #170574
11/06/07 09:56 AM
11/06/07 09:56 AM
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Yoopersup  Offline OP
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Anyone tried the Amprobe AT-4001 circuit tracer???

Re: CIRCUIT TRACERS [Re: Yoopersup] #170581
11/06/07 01:29 PM
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richard  Offline
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L.I. New York
i have had the greenlee 2011 circuit seeker for two years and i use it all the time. it has a rating of 600 volts ac-dc, and works on live and dead circuits. it was 600 when i bought it, so it might be more now.

Re: CIRCUIT TRACERS [Re: richard] #170595
11/06/07 07:33 PM
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drgnz23  Offline
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los angeles
ive used the amprobe At-2000 which works really great...weve had ours for about 6 yrs. Works on dead and live circuits.

Re: CIRCUIT TRACERS [Re: drgnz23] #170596
11/06/07 07:58 PM
11/06/07 07:58 PM
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ChicoC10  Offline
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I used to use the Amprobe AT-2005. My former employer had a couple of them and they were good for finding buried boxes.
I even traced a conduit 6' deep by running a fish tape into it and tracing the tape. Found a metal water pipe for the guy who had to dig a conduit trench for us too. They were both right where I marked them at. Found a short caused by a molding nail in a traveler once too. Finding shorts was a bit trickier than just tracing conductors though. My only complaints were that at times they wouldn't discriminate very clearly. Had to try tracing from one end and then the other and sometimes it only provided a crude guess where knock the hole in the rock or stucco. I recently heard that only one of them is still working.

I had an Ideal rep talk me up at the wholesale house a month or so ago on the merits of the 61-958. It seemed to have all of the features of the AT-2005 and more in a more modern style. Cost about the same at around $900+.

Re: CIRCUIT TRACERS [Re: ChicoC10] #170604
11/06/07 11:00 PM
11/06/07 11:00 PM
Obsaleet  Offline
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I use the Amprobe AT-2000. It works well. It does have issues with noise in old buildings with motor loads etc.


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