The Triplett 3388 hand-held wire and cable tracing kit for locating reside wires on 120V and 220V circuits has an inductive tracer with audio and visible signals, and a tone generator that has a warble or pulsed tone, with adjustable pitch. The tracer has a field effect transistor (FET) for detecting electrical fields, and integrated circuit (IC) for detecting frequency. The tracer beeps and flashes a red light to signify magnetic fields. The tone generator uses a warble or pulsed tone with adjustable pitch to conquer interference, and guide the tracer to wires. The tracer and tone generator are every cased in acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic for strength and lightweight weight. The tracer can detect a signal from the tone generator as much as three feet away in open air. This kit can be utilized to locate buried wires as much as six inches deep, and trace wires as much as 1,000 feet long. The kit has a twelve months warranty, and is incessantly utilized by home remodelers and within the telephone, electrical, and security industries to spot specific wires, trace their trail, and to find malfunctioning sections.
The tone generator connects to reside wires with either a 2 ft. or 5 ft. test lead, with interchangeable ends that settle for flat or pointed test probes, or alligator clips (included). The tracer has an earphone jack that accepts a 1/8” (3.5 mm), 8 to 50 Ohms mono or stereo earphone plug, and mechanically mutes the speaker. Tone generator dimensions are 3.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 inches (H x W x D). (H is height, the vertical distance from lowest to very best point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.) Tracer dimensions are 1-7/8″ (diameter) speaker, 1-3/8″ (diameter) body, 7-1/2″ (length). The tone generator will also be powered by AC current when hooked up to an AC line or by a 9V battery (sold one at a time). The tracer operates on a 9V battery (sold one at a time).
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 save you optimal electrical waft. Wire tracers are repeatedly utilized by home remodelers, and within the telephone, electrical, and video industries.
Triplett manufactures test equipment for electricians, home security installers, and telecommunications technicians. The corporate, founded in 1904, is headquartered in Manchester, NH.
What’s within the Box?
- Triplett HotWire Fox 3388-FOX
- Triplett HotWire Hound 3388-HOUND
- 2 ft. test leads 79-805 (quantity 2)
- 5 ft. test leads 79-806 (2)
- Pointed test probes (2)
- Flat test probes (2)
- Alligator clips, modular 79-803 (2)
- Alligator clips, screw-on 79-813 (2)
- Carrying case 10-4300
- Instructions 84-877