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Customer reviews for Multi-Purpose Wire Tracer (1/Clam, 5Clams/Master)

Multi-Purpose Wire Tracer (1/Clam, 5Clams/Master)

Wire Tracker Multi-Purpose Wire Tracer traces any unshielded and unenergized wire or cable. Generates distinct tone usable for wire and cable tracing. Four transmitter plug types encased inside closeable hatch direct connection to RJ-11, RJ-45 and co-axial jacks, and exposed unenergized wires. Five year warranty The transmitter is a compact, hand-held instrument designed to generate a distinct tone in any unenergized wire or cable. This tone can be picked up with the Wire Tracker receiver. An LED acts as a visual indicator to show that the unit is on. Output tone: Approx +_ 8.0V square wave with fresh battery. Series current limit resistance is 4000 ohms. Receiver features adjustable sensitivity control, LED which intensifies as signal gets stronger, contains a hi-gain, hi-impedance amplifier. Receiver is a portable hand-held inductive tracer that will aid in identification of wires without piercing their insulation. The streamlined probe-type case design allows for better access in tight, hard-to-get-at areas. Rubber over molding ensures a comfortable, slip-free grip. Detects unshielded wires up to 12 in., when using ground clip. Adjustable sensitivity detects wires in close proximity. L.E.D. intensifies as the signal gets stronger. Audible feature differentiates transmitter signal from other signals. Requires; (2) AA batteries for transmitter (included) and (4) 1.5 V LR-44 batteries for Receiver Wand (included).
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Open Ratings Snapshot
60%of customersrecommend this product3 of 5reviews
Rating Breakdown 5 reviews
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60%of customersrecommend this product3 of 5reviews
Customer reviews for Multi-Purpose Wire Tracer (1/Clam, 5Clams/Master)
Review 1 for Multi-Purpose Wire Tracer (1/Clam, 5Clams/Master)

Works great!

PostedJanuary 26, 2012
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5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
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5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
I have been using this for 5+ years. Only ever had to change the batteries. Works great, has no problems.
I trace network wires, audio wires, video wires, etc. All through house, work, and cars.
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Multi-Purpose Wire Tracer (1/Clam, 5Clams/Master)
from Toronto, ON, Canada

OK for LAN, fails for electrical wiring

PostedMay 12, 2012
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3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5
Traced some network cable runs of over 600 feet without issue, but with house wiring ( 14 gauge ) even runs of less than 60 feet would not get a signal - even with receiver touching the de-energized wire at the breaker box.
Would use for network/phone cabling but not to trace electrical.
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Multi-Purpose Wire Tracer (1/Clam, 5Clams/Master)
from Wilmington, NC

Waste of money!!!

PostedJune 29, 2010
Overall rating 
1.0 out of 5.0
1 out of 5
No, I do not recommend this product.
I have never used a tracer as poor as this one. I could not even trace any type of wire further then 5 feet. I read the instruction inside and out and still had poor results. This product wasted my time and money on a simple job causing more of a headache then a solution. Home Depot should take it off their shelves.
+1point
3out of 5found this review helpful.
Ratings-only reviews for Multi-Purpose Wire Tracer (1/Clam, 5Clams/Master)
Based on the average of (2) ratings-only reviews
Overall rating 
3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5
1 out of 2 recommend this product