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I need a new circuit tracing toy, suggestions?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by flyingsparks, 20 Oct 2013.

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    I have just got the job of doing an EICR on a smallish hotel, however none of the circuits on any of the 8 fuseboards are labeled. Was thinking about getting a circuit tracer or something similar. I would like something to detect which mcb it is like the martindale tester linked below, and also something so when the correct mcb is off it will let me know back at the mains that that circuit is off. Something like this,

    http://www.titechnical.co.uk/wirele...l-probe.html?gclid=COGSuKalo7oCFe7HtAodK2gAGQ

    Or the martindale,

    http://www.test-meter.co.uk/martind...-finder-kit/?gclid=CIzUhu2lo7oCFXDItAod6CwAIg

    Or something which does both operations would be ideal! Any other suggestions? What do you guys use?
     
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    I've got a socket and see fuse finder. I've had it a few years and I'd say it's probably 90% accurate for finding the right fuse first time.

    It takes a bit of getting used to how to use it properly to minimise false identifications, but it is well worth getting.

    It has audio and visual indication on the sniffer probe, and if you isolate the correct circuit, this goes completely dead. If you get the wrong circuit it'll carry on detecting the signal.

    It's also good for tracking wires in walls too.


    http://www.socketandsee.co.uk/details.asp?categoryid=160&ProductID=69&Product=Socket
     
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    Cheers for that. Can you be sure you have the right circuit once the mcb is off as the receiver will stop picking up a signal? Just thinking I will be doing a lot of walking if your not 100% sure it's the right circuit?
     
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    I had the fluke 2042 about 400 pound and also a martindale FD500 which is about 60 pound, but theres an updated model out now.

    None of them are 100% and mine bleeped sometimes even when not near the circuit, but id say about 80 % of the time are spot on or very close.
    Both recently nicked from van unfortunately
    They take a bit of tweaking to get used to at first
     
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