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Circuit Breaker Tracers and Finders

Triplett offers a variety of circuit breaker tracers and circuit breaker test kits. We offer the best circuit breaker tracers in different voltage configurations ranging between 120 and 270 volts, suitable for domestic and industrial applications. A circuit breaker is a compact plugged-in switch that prevents overloads and shorting on a functional circuit. It stops the current flow if any fault is sensed in the circuit. Once the circuit stops, it is essential to trace or find out the circuit breaker where the fault has occurred.  This is where a circuit breaker tracer can help. It is a small handy electric device that has a transmitter and receiver and operates on a battery. It sends out a signal to the circuit breaker to detect the correct circuit breaker of the concerned lighting system. 


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What is an electric circuit breaker finder and locator?

An electric circuit breaker finder is a small device used to detect the concerned circuit breaker in an electrical unit. It locates the circuit breaker by transmitting a signal over the wire and receiving a response for the same. This is a handy tool for any professional electrician to detect the right circuit breaker as it needs to be reset after any fault is identified. This is crucial in terms of safety as you can switch off the part of the circuit you need to work on or fix.

What does a circuit breaker detect?

A circuit breaker detects any faults in the circuit which may lead to shorting or thermal overload. To prevent such mishaps, a circuit breaker switches off the power until the issue is resolved. These are important devices in any modern electrical circuitry in buildings, premises, and so on. If there is too much of current flowing through a circuit, it may lead to overheating or fusion of the hot and neutral wires resulting in a short circuit. So, this device breaks the circuits and stops the flow of current.

How do circuit breaker tracers work?

Circuit breaker tracers work based on a transmission-reception phenomenon. The transmitter is plugged in and this produces some current from that electricity line of around 10 amperes. This generates an electrical signal which is transmitted across the wire. The signal follows the circuit path and locates shorts, broken wires, and so on. So, this broken wire detector sends a signal, and the receiver catches the signal received. These transmitters and receivers have microprocessors with algorithms. The receiver on receiving the signal, issues an alert such as a beep sound, which helps trace the right circuit breaker.

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