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Triplett Breaker Sniff-It 9650 Digital Circuit Breaker Locator

3.4 out of 5 stars 108 customer reviews
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Breaker Sniff-It
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  • Detect breaker locations with visual and audible indication
  • Micro-processor controlled to reduce false readings
  • Fully automatic with no adjustments necessary
  • 120/220 VAC Transmitter (250 VAC Max)
  • Auto power off battery saver and overload protection

Product Specifications
Part Number 9650
Style Name Breaker Sniff-It
UPC 031111412413 , 014444715604 , 212080525674 , 614395000790 , 767859850384 , 777781787443 , 088020933041 , 045555695714 , 777785885633
Color red
EAN 0088020933041 , 0777781787443 , 5915903827065 , 0212080525674 , 0045555695714 , 0767859850384 , 0014444715604 , 6213759979686 , 0777785885633 , 0614395000790 , 0031111412413 , 6593856877116
External Testing Certification UL
Item Weight 5.6 ounces
Number of Items 1
UNSPSC Code 43222643
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Brand Name Triplett
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Product Description

Style: Breaker Sniff-It

The Triplett 9650 portable circuit breaker locator for finding and identifying breaker box switches from electrical outlets has an inductive tracer with audio and visual signals, a tone generator that sends electrical signals, and automatic shutoff. The tracer beeps and flashes a red light for clear indication of magnetic fields. The tone generator sends an electrical signal to guide the tracer to breaker box switches. The meter shuts off automatically after 10 minutes of nonuse to help extend battery life. The tracer and tone generator are each cased in acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic for strength and light weight. The kit has a lifetime warranty. It is often used to identify breaker switches for labeling in home, commercial and industrial environments.

The tone generator has two prongs that connect to a standard wall plug. Tone generator dimensions are 6 x 1.75 x .75 inches (H x W x D), and it weighs 2 oz. Tracer dimensions are 6 x 1.75 x 1.5 inches (H x W x D), and it weighs 3.6 oz. (H is height, the vertical distance from lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.) The tracer operates on a 9V battery (not included).

Wire tracers are used to locate wires in walls or underground locations. They identify circuit breakers and short or open circuits, which break electrical connections and prevent optimal electrical flow. Wire tracers are commonly used by home remodelers, and in the telephone, electrical, and video industries.

Triplett manufactures test equipment for electricians, home security installers, and telecommunications technicians. The company, founded in 1904, is headquartered in Manchester, NH.


Product Details

Style: Breaker Sniff-It
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 6.5 x 1 inches ; 5.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0002THPOS
  • Item model number: 9650
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 108 customer reviews
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Style Name: Breaker Sniff-It Verified Purchase
Based on my experience with this product, I would speculate that any review claiming that the circuit breaker locator randomly beeps and doesn't properly indicate the correct circuit breaker is from someone who didn't read and follow the product's simple instructions. The instructions are included in a short instruction sheet, but are also printed on a nice indelible sticker on the receiver itself. Once you use the product a time or two, and think about what it's doing, you really don't need the instructions, though, in my opinion.

The instructions say:
"At the breaker box or fuse box, hold the RECEIVER PERPENDICULAR to the breakers. With the power on, scan the rows of breakers from top to bottom (see Figure 3). During this scan, the RECEIVER may beep and flash at several breakers. This is a normal part of the identification process. When you have completed one scan of all the breakers, go back to the first breaker and, WITHOUT TOUCHING THE POWER BUTTON, SCAN THEM ALL A SECOND TIME. When the receiver beeps and the arrow flashes during the second scan, you have correctly identified the circuit."

When you turn on the receiver, it begins continuously sniffing out a signal from the transmitter, and gauging the signal strength it is receiving from the transmitter. Anytime it receives a signal of equal strength or stronger than any signal it has received since it was powered on, it beeps and flashes the arrow, and memorizes this new strongest signal strength. The initial scan over the circuit breakers is essentially calibrating the receiver, so that it then knows the strongest received signal strength.
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Style Name: Sniff-It 2
Having owned the Sniff-It 2 for several months now, I've discovered I really like the wider range of voltages this unit can detect because of its sensitivity adjustment. Before each use, I adjust the sensitivity on a known "live" circuit. This knob can also be turned all the way down, so that it clicks 'off'. This is great for storage between uses. When turned on, but not detecting voltage, it produces an occasional beep to let you know it is on. It is a helpful reminder to turn the unit off, saving the battery.

It flashes and beeps faster when in closer proximity to AC voltage, or sensing a higher voltage for a given sensitivity adjustment. The beep feature came in handy when attempting to turn off an unlabeled circuit. I placed the unit next to the live wire, so it would begin beeping. I then went to the panel and turned off breakers one-at-a-time, listening for beeping as I went; made this one-man job easier.

I agree with the other reviewer that this device can be very helpful when working on "knob & tube" wiring.

Seems durable, since I have dropped the unit several times and the worst that has happened, so far, is the battery cover has popped off; nothing has broken.

It is subtantially 'fatter' that other pen-style voltage detectors, so it takes up more room in your shirt pocket. However, at times, I have hung it on the outside of my pocket and this seems to work.

The battery is a 12V A23, which is a bit out of the ordinary, but I am still on the first one, and it seems to be going strong.

I would recommend the Triplett 9601 Sniff-It 2 to anyone shopping for a non-contact voltage detector.
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After reading some lousy reviews for similar products, I decided to take a chance on this manufacturer and I was not disappointed. It works well IF you follow the directions. Will accurately narrow the circuit down to two adjacent circuits. MUCH better than flipping them all off and on to find "the one." I deducted one star because it seems a little flimsy and lightweight, but I am not using this professionally so I can live with that. Also, as another reviewer noted, it is very easy to accidentally turn it on so you really can't leave the battery installed or it will run down. I am generally happy with this unit for my purposes.
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Not to expensive in price and gets the job done. I got really tired running up and down stairs all the time trying to find the right breaker. I know some of my customers will be disappointed in not having their breaker boxes labeled properly. Little hard to trace behind walls but that is not what I got it for.
One thing to watch out for is depressing the button on the side by other tools in the bag, leave the battery out unless you want to chage batteries often.
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This breaker tester is perfect for the job. And, the price can't be beat. Probably something you'll use one time to identify the switches in the box and, once that's done, the tester will go into your tool chest. It does exactly what it says it will do. One recommendation, run it a few times on the same circuit to be sure of the reading. I think that interference from someone using a plug in another room at exactly the time you test might throw it off. Better yet - chase everyone out of the house while you're doing this.
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Style Name: Sniff-It 2
This little device is awesome. I have used it for a few years now and it has been invaluable to me in locating AC lines in walls, tracking their paths and most importantly, allowing me to determine hot from neutral wires in older knob and tube wiring especially when the wires have no distinguisable coloring left. Very cheap insurance to assure your job gets done properly or that you are not blindly cutting into live wires in wall.
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