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Triplett Hotwire Fox & Hound

Triplett Hotwire Fox & Hound

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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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Features and Benefits

  • Trace live 120VAC and 220 VAC power lines
  • Locates wires through drywall, plaster, wood, cement, etc
  • Locates wires up to 3ft away
  • Locates buried wires up to 6"
  • Trace wires up to 1000ft length
  • Uses common 9V battery
  • Carrying case included
  • One Year Standard Warranty


More Info

 PropertyHotWire Fox 
 Operating Frequency (RF)400KHz to 500KHz 
 Operating Frequency (AF)800Hz to 2400Hz 
 Output Voltage (RF)Adjustable from approx 5Vpp to 30Vpp (open circuit)
 Output Voltage (AF)Fixed approx 10Vpp (open circuit) 
 Tracer ToneWarble or Pulsed, High or Low Pitch 
 TrueTraceTracer tone changes cadence (from approx 2Hz to approx 7Hz) when leads are "shorted" by less than 1,000 Ohms. 
 Continuity TestDetects continuity up to 5,000 Ohms, sounds beeper 
 Voltage TestSounds 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 traced0 - 250V 
 SafetyDesigned to tolerate 250V AC/DC Cat II without damage 
 Test Leads and Accessories2ft 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.
 Battery9V alkaline 
 Battery TestFlashes green LED to indicate good battery 
 Battery LifeApprox 200hrs in trace mode (alkaline battery) 
 Self-powered Voltage RangeApprox 30VAC to 250VAC, 60Hz 
 FusesTwo 0.5A/ 250VAC, 5 x 20mm 
 Size3 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2" 
 WeightLess than 7oz (including battery, not including test leads) 
 PropertyHotWire Hound 
 Operating Frequency (RF) 400KHz to 500KHz
 Signal IndicatorsSpeaker outputs tracer signal and LED indicates signal strength 
 Earphone JackAccepts 1/8" mono or stereo earphone plug, 8 Ohms to 50 Ohm. Auto mutes speaker. 
 Headlights2 High bright white LEDs 
 SpeakerRugged 1.5" Mylar Cone with Alnico magnet 
 Thumbwheel RFSensitivity Adjustment 
 Power SwitchPushbutton turns on HotWire hound as long as the button is held in 
 Battery9V alkaline 
 Battery LifeApprox 5 hours continuous in trace mode when receiving signal, 25 hours continuous when not receiving signal
 Size1 7/8" diameter at speaker, 1 3/8" diameter at body, 7 1/2" long
 WeightLess than 9oz including battery

Kit Includes
Hotwire Fox and Hound
2ft and 5ft red and black test lead sets
1 set of red and black 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 clips
1 set of red and black screw-on alligator clips


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