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Old 01-13-2019, 08:24 AM   #21
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I am looking for something like this:

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That particular model is discontinued and it also looks junky, definitely not worth $50.

I want an outlet tester with a buzzer for both circuit identification as well as troubleshooting. I want it small and compact so I will always have it with me.

Ultimately I would like it to also have a load built into it, something that I can turn on when I want to put a load on the circuit, but I doubt I would ever find that, at least not in a small package.
Still looking for this.
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I am looking for something like this:

Attachment 129250

That particular model is discontinued and it also looks junky, definitely not worth $50.

I want an outlet tester with a buzzer for both circuit identification as well as troubleshooting. I want it small and compact so I will always have it with me.

Ultimately I would like it to also have a load built into it, something that I can turn on when I want to put a load on the circuit, but I doubt I would ever find that, at least not in a small package.
Here is a 2 in 1 tester from Commercial Electric.
Maybe?
The description makes it unclear if it beeps when plugged in or just as a voltage detector
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Commerci...4GFI/300254856

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I needed a live cct tester to identify ccts without turning breakers off in phone exchange. I ran 3 100W lightbulbs through a timer set to cycle off and on every 2 seconds. Easy to find the breaker from there with a clamp-on.
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I needed a live cct tester to identify ccts without turning breakers off in phone exchange. I ran 3 100W lightbulbs through a timer set to cycle off and on every 2 seconds. Easy to find the breaker from there with a clamp-on.
In that situation I would just use my Ideal breaker finder. The point of this thread was to have the device with me at all times in order to save the trip out to the truck when I find that I will need to identify a breaker.

FWIW, your system has been used for a long time by using one of those little flasher disks (looks like a coin) inside of a standard edison base bulb holder with a 100W light bulb.
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IIRC it's the Christmas light flasher.
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In that situation I would just use my Ideal breaker finder. The point of this thread was to have the device with me at all times in order to save the trip out to the truck when I find that I will need to identify a breaker.

FWIW, your system has been used for a long time by using one of those little flasher disks (looks like a coin) inside of a standard edison base bulb holder with a 100W light bulb.
I have a greenlee circuit finder. I didn't trust it in that particular situation, it seemed to pick up a lot of interference from all of the radio gear. Maybe the ideal one is better.
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