|Item Weight||4.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||6 x 1 x 2 inches|
|Item model number||HTP-6|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Certification||UL USA CE UL|
|Battery Cell Type||Alkaline|
|Description Pile||9-Volt Alkaline|
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Hi-Tech HTP-6 Digital Circuit Breaker Identifier
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- Identify AC circuit breakers, fuses, & power outlets
- Fully Automatic
- Digital calibration for faster, easier, more reliable identification
- Flashing arrow indicator for easier identification
- Smart switch with auto-off for easier operation and longer battery life
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It worked great! I put in a fresh 9V battery, plugged the transmitter into an outlet I wanted to identify, and walked to the breaker panel. I did the first pass "calibration scan", followed by the "identification scan", and bingo - breaker identified. There was no question which breaker it was. Not being too trusting, I tried it several more times moving the transmitter around the house - just to make sure it was really that simple and accurate - and it is!
This is brain-dead easy to operate, and worked flawlessly for me. I should have bought it before I did my last re-model project; I would have saved several hours and a lot of walking.
For these types of tracers, electronic interference can make reading the signal difficult. Certain types of power strips, adapters, and other add-on electrical attachments, can also mess up the transmission of the imparted signal. So for various reason, the Hi-Tech tracer occasionally has some problems nailing down which circuit is the source. I first used a similar tracing device by Pasar, perhaps twenty years ago, and the reliability issues that existed then, still seem to exist today.
The main thing that bothers me about this device is the power switch on receiver. It is located on the side of the unit, and it just takes is a slight touch to turn the receiver on, and begin running the 9 volt battery down. To turn the unit off, you hold down the switch for a few seconds, but a little tap and the receiver turns back on again. Not too smart, as just sticking it in your pocket can easily turn it back on again. A more thoughtful design would have made it more difficult to accidentally switch the device on, like providing a power switch that is out of the way, and locks in the "on" or "off" position.Read more ›
Amazon, as usual, made it quick and easy to return the tester for a refund.
In limited testing it works so far. Some notes:
- you must do the pre-scan.
- you MUST have the power button on top (I almost gave up until I followed the instructions exactly)
- the power button is easy to bump in storage. I am fabricating a makeshift cover to try to keep that from happening. I've cut about 1/2 inch off the bottom of two of the compartments in a foam egg carton, gluing them inside each other (for strength), cutting a small notch on two sides to hold in place, and then rubber banding it over the switch. We'll see how that works.
- it's helpful to have a light socket adapter to plug the sending unit into to test light sockets, and an alligator clip adapter for testing light switches. They are available in several brands as a kit in the test equipment section at Lowe's and Home Depot for about $10 and and also here on Amazon- see Klein Tools 69411 Circuit Breaker Finder Accessory Kit or search "circuit breaker finder". Or you can buy just the light socket adapter by itself in any hardware store.
I purchased this based on the prior thoughtful reviews (not the emotional ones:-)), and two of the notes above are based on those comments. Thank you!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This replaces lots of extension cords ending in a desk lamp next to the circuit box. It also relieves my wife from having to yell THANKS THE ONE.Published 5 months ago by Old Guy
Case is cheap plastic and the battery door is difficult to close after battery is installed. The unit does identify as advertised. Reading the instructions is a must.Published 5 months ago by Rick Harvey
Carefully following the instructions - doing the calibration pass, followed by the second 'identify' pass, it would only occasionally find the circuit, and only then if the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by jbondo
Don't waste your money at times it won't say the other unit is plugged in any where in the house and other times it tells me it's powered by 3 to 4 breakers very hard to get a good... Read morePublished 9 months ago by kenkendsm
I don't understand the negative reviews. I've used this product in many different locations both at work and at home and it's always worked great.Published 10 months ago by toddrf
I purchased one of these in 2003. Only difference is the casing is a charcoal/black color rather than blue as the pic shows. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Glen - CO
It worked as advertised. I would have given a fifth star if I hadn't discovered that it sometimes gives false positives--when the sensor is over an adjacent breaker and not the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Boyce Rensberger