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Wire Tracer & Circuit Tester with RJ-11 Plug and Alligator Clips (Tone and Probe Kit)

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  • Identification of telephone tip and ring lines; detection of line condition: clear, busy, or ringing
  • TONE mode to trace electrical wires without damaging insulation
  • CONT mode to check for short and open circuits
  • Adjustable sensitivity for differentiating wires in close proximity
  • One-year warranty
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Product Description

This Wire Tracer and Circuit Tester - including a sender and a detector - is designed to identify and trace wires or cables without damaging the insulation.

Use as Circuit Tester

Connect two alligator clips to the ends of the wire to check if resistance exists. If yes, the wire could be a short or open circuit. You can use the Wire Tracer function to locate the problem.

Use as a Wire Tracer

By sending a signal down the wire being tested, you can trace the wire with the detector probe. An audible tone will increase in volume as the probe gets closer to the wire. Even when you have a bundle of wires, you can still find the wire you wish to trace with the help of the volume knob.

For telephone lines, the Wire Tracer and Circuit Tester can identify Tip and Ring lines and determine the status of the line - clear, busy, or ringing - making it more convenient to maintain telephone lines.

Specifications:

Maximum length of cable tested: Allows for sending tone up to 328 feet / 100 meter (the wire being traced is connected to power)
Frequency (nominal): 1.1 to 1.4 kHz for Sender; more than 30 Hz for Detector
Power: 2 x 6F22/9V batteries (not included)
Dimensions and Weight:
- Sender: 2.8 x 2.6 x 1.2 inch / 7 x 6.5 x 3 cm ; 3 oz / 85g
- Detector: 8.5 x 2 x 1.4 inch / 21.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm; 3.3 oz / 95g

Note: Do NOT connect to a DC circuit exceeding 42 volts or an AC circuit exceeding 24 volts.

Packaging Contents: detector, sender with RJ-11 plug and 2 alligator clips, manual. (batteries not included)


Product Information

Technical Details

Part Number 6503
Item Weight 8.5 ounces
Product Dimensions 10.2 x 6.5 x 1.4 inches
Power Source battery-powered
Voltage 9 volts
Item Package Quantity 1
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No

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ASIN B00ADHQCIO
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 133 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #7,956 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#8 in Home Improvement > Electrical > Testers > Circuit Testers
Shipping Weight 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available November 26, 2012

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By John Hunter on December 4, 2014
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I could have easily spent 3x as much on other tools to help me trace ethernet wires. This one worked reliably and sped up my job. Well worth the money. Like any tool, it took some practice to use it well, but once I got the hang of it, I was finding wires quickly and accurately. This is the only tool like this I have used so I have nothing to compare it to. There may be better ones out there, but this one was good enough for the money.

The instructions were very basic and not written for my specific application so I had to experiment a little to find a method that worked. After that, I had no problems.

Tip 1: Only turn the "volume" adjustment to the minimum level you need. Turning it too "loud" can return false positives when trying to trace a single wire out of a bundle.

Tip 2: It was odd having the off position between two on settings for the switch on the transmitter. You have to be careful when turning it off or you will drain the battery like one of the other reviewers.
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DOES NOT COME WITH TWO REQUIRED 9-VOLT BATTERIES. The speaker on the wand is not loud enough for active construction sites, but it is a surprisingly high quality speaker compared to other test and toners. The toner and continuity tester work perfectly. I think this would be good for personal use, or in places without tons of background noise.

Update 3/23/15 - The wand has developed an irritating squawking drone when it is turned up to full volume. Adjusting the nubby at the end of the wand does nothing to fix it, so it seems it is a permanent fault in the wand. Just one click down from max volume is enough to tune down these sounds, but as I mentioned, it is a rather quiet speaker. Again, this is not a heavy duty test and toner set, and I admit this shortcoming is probably stemming from how rough I've treated it over the past month.
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This device saved me a massive headache. I had a wire short out in the house, and was able to trace the faulty wire and find where the short physically was. I was able to change out the bad wire without having to redo an entire circuit. This is a definite time saver. This has more bells and whistles than I needed, but I would've paid double for this thing after successfully using it.
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By Shawn on August 6, 2015
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I used this tool finally on a critical job today where a receptacle had blown off a dog ear and fried the wire in the mount box. (some previous tenant plugged into a broken receptacle and caused a common / hot short, the current tenant moved in and only knew that a string of outlets did not work). I did not see the damage from the outside but quickly traced the old romex back to the blown up box. It was a 7 receptacle multiple room circuit in an apartment building. Yes the ticker reads the signal in the wall quite well and showed me exactly where the wire was behind lath and plaster. Saved a ton of time and stress.

I have used the unit to tone and label multiple conductors several times up to now, it is always quick and easy. I am really happy and impressed that the reader (ticker) can see wire in the wall now that I have finally had the opportunity to put it to a real test.
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Great little tool. Used it to find Coax and Ethernet in my house. Highly recommend. I was concerned with others stating it is cheaply made and to just buy a tool from a "better" name supplier. I saved a lot of money and it works great.
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Works fine for my needs and the quality is in line with the price. Been re-wiring and fixing issues in my home and it has saved me hours in going back and forth to the panel turning circuits on and off trying to figure out where something is actually coming from. Everything I've been doing is from end to end with an occasional junction box so I always have a bare wire to test against which does make it easier to tell the difference between a true and induced signal. In terms of durability I would say this is more "home owner grade" and might not survive long if used by a contractor that would be hauling it around in a toolbox and using it every day.
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Feels a little flimsy but works great! Compared to the other products available this thing is a steal. Saved me hours in troubleshooting my in home speaker system. Excellent value, works great, with care should last a long time.
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I took a chance on this, even though some reviewers complained that it had a cheap feel and build quality. It worked for a few minutes, and I thought it would work out - however, after a few times of turning it on and off, the wheel on the transmitter that controls intensity started working only intermittently. If I pressed down on the wheel while dialing it, I could sometimes get it to work. But most of the time it wouldn't.

I did try a few sets of batteries to rule that out. I think it was a bad control. Shame, as for the price, this would have been a good product if it worked consistently for me.
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