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Old 02-04-2012, 09:50 AM   #21
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I have a Greenlee/Tasco tracer that I use for actual circuit tracing, but I find my Ideal 61-543 digital circuit breaker finder to be much better and faster at locating breakers and fuses reliably.

http://www.amazon.com/Ideal-61-534-D...8366428&sr=1-1

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Yea they said earlier in the thread that those ideal tracers were good. If I ever have a need to purchase one for myself I may check that one out.
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I have the ideal one from HD works great, never let me down. Anyone know of a circuit tracer that can be used on circuits over 120v? Would be great for working on lighting in loaded unmarked lighting panels. Such as 208 or even 277v rating would be great! Or can they just not work without a neutral reference?
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I've used the GB for over 15 years, both residential and industrial...never had a problem...never had a wire I couldn't trace.
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I have the ideal one from HD works great, never let me down. Anyone know of a circuit tracer that can be used on circuits over 120v? Would be great for working on lighting in loaded unmarked lighting panels. Such as 208 or even 277v rating would be great! Or can they just not work without a neutral reference?
I’ve never used either one so don’t know the actual operating details, but these two tracers that Mitchell sells will both apparently work on voltages over 277V. The GTI Breaker Finder specs say it works on circuits up to 600V and the Greenlee CS-8000 specs say it will work on circuits up to 750V.
http://www.mitchellinstrument.com/ca...nder&x=32&y=12

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I just picked up the ideal one for $14.99. http://www.protoolsdiscount.com/idea...er-finder.html
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I have the Klein also....it sucks! When u first got it the couple times I used it was ok tried it the other day and would not find the breaker for anything. Go with the ideal
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You should not have to buy a circuit tracer as an apprentice. I prefer the tracer located between my ears.
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You should not have to buy a circuit tracer as an apprentice. I prefer the tracer located between my ears.
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