Fox & Hound HotWire™ Live Wire Tone & Probe Kit: Trace Live 120/220VAC Power Lines - (3388)
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The Fox HotWire is powered by a 9 volt battery for Low Voltage tracing or it can be powered by the High Voltage line it is toning. It can generate multiple tones (Pulse or Warble), provides a visual and audible continuity test, and integrates our own True Trace and TripLatch tests while providing overload protection up to 250 VAC. The Hound HotWire is a battery operated handheld lightweight Probe; containing both a thumbwheel Sensitivity control and Signal Strength indicator LED. It has a built-in LED headlights to illuminate dark areas and reduce fluorescent light noise, a bandpass filter to suppress unwanted frequencies, an earphone jack for noisy or quiet work areas, and an easy access battery cover. The HotWire can also trace other powered or unpowered common wires including telephone and cable TV wires, LAN cables, security system wires, and many others. The HotWire Fox also includes a very useful feature called TrueTrace. The HotWire‘s RF signal can be sensed through both building materials and most metal conduit. The HotWire can even trace shallow (up to 6" deep) underground wires, like those commonly used for ‘Invisible Fences’, cable television, telephone, or low voltage landscape lighting. Complete with test leads (24" and 60"), flat blades, pointed probes, alligator clips, hard carrying case and batteries (2-9V).
The Triplett Fox & Hound HotWire lets you trace live wires (up to 250V AC or 250V DC) in your home or on the job.
This high-performance unit utilizes a different frequency than the traditional Fox & Hound, allowing you to hear the tone clearly where other toners would get lost in the electrical noise of a live wire.
It includes the versatile Fox HotWire Tone Generator (Toner) and the high-performance Hound HotWire Inductive Amplifier (Probe).
- Trace Live 120/220VAC Power Lines (250VAC max)
- Locate wires through Drywall, Plaster, Wood, Cement, etc.
- Locate buried wires up to 6"
- Trace wires up to 1000 feet in length
- Rugged, moisture-resistant housings
Fox HotWire Tone Generator (Toner)
The Fox HotWire features a Voltage Present indicator so you can instantly and safely verify if there is power on the wire. Test a variety of cables using the supplied pointed, flat, or alligator clip probes. The unit is designed to test up to 250V AC or DC, so you can use it for normal household tracing.
Not Just for Live Wires
The Fox HotWire can also be used to tone cable TV/COAX cables, Ethernet cables, and any other copper cable.
TrueTrace Cadence Shift and Selectable Tracer Tone
Positively identify cables or cable pairs with a momentary short (of non-live wire). The cadence of the tracer's tone changes, confirming the ID. Choose between a high output warble or pulse tracer tone.
An LED indicator visually confirms that the tracer tone is on and shows the battery's status. A magnetic back allows you to mount the Fox HotWire to steel surfaces.
Hound HotWire Inductive Amplifier (Probe)
Filter Removes Electrical Interference
The tone from other toners gets "lost" in the noise of electrical interference. The Hound HotWire includes an advanced filtering system to ensure you can still trace the wire even if the wire is still live. You can also filter out the noise produced by interference from fluorescent lights with the press of a button.
Built-In Signal Strength Indicator and Headlight
The Hound HotWire identifies the Fox's tracer tone up to 3 feet away (6 inches away if cable is buried) and features both audible and visual signal strength indicators. A bright LED gives you a visual indication when you are closest to the wire, even when an earphone is used. Built-in LED headlights allow you to illuminate dark areas.
Adjustable Sensitivity and Volume Control
Adjustable sensitivity allows you to trace the wire through walls all the way to the specific circuit on the circuit breaker. It also includes an earphone jack so you can trace wires without disturbing anyone. (Earphones with shielded wires are recommended to reduce the possibility of feedback from the cable to the probe tip.)
|3399 Fox & Hound Premium||3388 Fox & Hound HotWire||3375 Fox & Hound Jr||CTX690||CTX590 ProTone||CTX30|
|Application||Traces various types of cable including electrical wire, twisted pair, LAN cable, multi-conductor cable, telephone cable, alarm cable and more||Traces wires from 0 ~ 250VAC, including 12, 24, 28, 120, 220, and 240VAC||Trace security, thermostat, data, telephone,audio and other types of wiring||Locate and trace cables on inactive or active networks, live or dead phone lines, as well as coaxial video cabling systems||Traces various types of cables including electrical wire, twisted pair, LAN cable, multi-conductor cable, telephone cable, alarm cable and more||Trace various types of unenergized cable including electrical wire, twisted pair, LAN, multi-conductor, telephone, alarm and more|
|Detect Trace Tones up to 12" Away||✓||✓||✓|
|Probe LEDs Light Up Dark Areas||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Audible and Visual Notification||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Built-in Earphone Jack||✓||✓||✓|
|Connectivity||RJ11, RJ45 or Alligator Clips||Flat Blade, Pointed Probe or Alligator Clips||RJ11 or Alligator Clips||F-Type Connector, RJ11, RJ45 or Alligator Clips||RJ11, RJ45 or Alligator Clips||RJ11 or Alligator Clips|
|Operating Frequency (RF)||400kHz to 500kHz|
|Operating Frequency (AF)||800Hz to 2400Hz|
|Output Voltage (RF)||adjustable 5vpp to 30vpp (open circuit)|
|Output Voltage (AF)||fixed 10vpp (open circuit)|
|Tracer Tone||Warble or Pulsed, High or Low Pitch|
|Max. AC/DC Live Voltage||250V|
|Continuity Test||upto 5,000 ohms with audible beeper|
|AC Voltage Test||30VAC to 250VAC|
|DC Voltage Test||Positive applied to red test lead 40VDC to 250VDC|
|Dimensions||3.5 x 4.5 x 1.5"|
|Operating Frequency (RF)||400kHz to 500kHz|
|Signal Indicators||Speaker outputs Tracer signal and LED indicates signal strength|
|Earphone Jack||Accepts 1/8" mono or stereo earphone plug (mutes speaker)|
|Headlights||2 High Brightness White LEDs|
|Speaker||1.5" Mylar cone with Alnico magnet|
|Dimentions||1-7/8" dia at speaker; 1-3/8" dia at body; 7.5" long|
- Test leads (24" and 60")
- Flat Blades
- Pointed Probes
- Alligator Clips
- Hard Carrying Case