The Triplett Hotwire Fox and Hound kit is designed to specifically trace live wire circuits. Easily identify and locate powered wires from 1-220V, up to 1000ft in length, 3ft away, and buried 6” deep, from the unit source. Now that’s a powerful cable tracing kit, all stored in a hard-sided case for protection and portability. Along with the modular leads included with this Hotwire kit comes the Fox tone generator with a warble and pulsed tone (user selectable), and the Hound inductive tracer with audio and visual signals.
Use the Hound tracer to detect electrical fields and integrated circuits (sensitivity adjustable). Upon detection, an LED signal strength indicator will begin to flash and the loudspeaker will beep. When using the tone generator, the different tones will help guide you to the wires. The tones are pitch adjustable, so whether someone has good or bad hearing, they can still pick up on the sound and complete the job. Each unit is made of ABS plastic for strength and lightweight use, and is powered by a 9 volt battery.
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Adjustable from approx 5Vpp to 30Vpp (open circuit)
Output Voltage (AF)
Fixed approx 10Vpp (open circuit)
Warble or Pulsed, High or Low Pitch
Tracer tone changes cadence (from approx 2Hz to approx 7Hz) when leads are "shorted" by less than 1,000 Ohms.
Detects continuity up to 5,000 Ohms, sounds beeper
Sounds beeper, flashes LED AC: Detects voltage from approx 30VAC to 250VAC (50/60hz) DC: Detects positive applied to Red Test Lead from 40VDC to 250VDC
Acceptable AC (50/60Hz) or DC voltage on wire to be traced
0 - 250V
Designed to tolerate 250V AC/DC Cat II without damage
Test Leads and Accessories
2ft and 5ft red and black test lead sets. 1 set of red and black and pointed probes. 1 set of red and black flat probes. 1 set of red and black alligator clips. 1 set of red and black screw-on alligator clips.
Flashes green LED to indicate good battery
Approx 200hrs in trace mode (alkaline battery)
Self-powered Voltage Range
Approx 30VAC to 250VAC, 60Hz
Two 0.5A/ 250VAC, 5 x 20mm
3 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Less than 7oz (including battery, not including test leads)
Operating Frequency (RF)
400KHz to 500KHz
Speaker outputs tracer signal and LED indicates signal strength
Accepts 1/8" mono or stereo earphone plug, 8 Ohms to 50 Ohm. Auto mutes speaker.
2 High bright white LEDs
Rugged 1.5" Mylar Cone with Alnico magnet
Pushbutton turns on HotWire hound as long as the button is held in
Approx 5 hours continuous in trace mode when receiving signal, 25 hours continuous when not receiving signal
1 7/8" diameter at speaker, 1 3/8" diameter at body, 7 1/2" long