Triplett 3388 Fox & Hound Hotwire Live Wire Tone and Probe Kit

ITEM #: TRIPLETT-3388 MFG #: 3388

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    3388 - Overview

    The Fox & Hound 3388 HotWire is a live circuit tracing kit that consists of a versatile Fox HotWire Tone Generator (Toner) and a high performance Hound HotWire Inductive Amplifier (Probe). The Fox HotWire is powered by a 9 volt battery for Low Voltage tracing or it can be powered by the High Voltage line it is toning. Also, it can generate multiple tones (Pulse or Warble), provides a visual and audible continuity test, and integrates our own True Trace and TripLatch tests while providing overload protection up to 250 VAC. The Hound HotWire is a battery operated handheld lightweight Probe; containing both a thumbwheel Sensitivity control and Signal Strength indicator LED. It has a built-in LED headlights to illuminate dark areas and reduce fluorescent light noise, a bandpass filter to suppress unwanted frequencies, an earphone jack for noisy or quiet work areas, and an easy access battery cover.

    The Triplett HotWire is a wire tracer for both 120VAC and 220VAC circuits. It consists of both the HotWire Fox Transmitter and the HotWire Hound Receiver. The HotWire Fox applies a Radio Frequency (RF) tracing signal to the wire to be traced. Also, this RF signal propagates down the wire radiating the signal along the length of the wire. The HotWire Hound senses the location and strength of this RF signal, and in doing so, identifies the path of the wire to the user.

    Furthermore, the HotWire can also trace other common wires, whether powered or unpowered. For example, it can trace telephone and cable TV wires, LAN cables, security system wires, and many others. The HotWire Fox, in addition to generating RF signals, also generates Audio Frequency (AF) signals which can be sensed with the Triplett Hound, Hound 2, Hound 3, or Hound Jr. In some cases, tracing a wire using the AF signal is advantageous. The HotWire Fox also includes a very useful feature called TrueTrace.

    The HotWire's RF signal can be sensed through both building materials and most metal conduit. The HotWire can even trace shallowly buried underground wires, like those commonly used for `Invisible Fences', cable television, telephone, or low voltage landscape lighting. The HotWire also includes many other useful features that make it a valuable test tool for many wire tracing applications.

    • Features:

      • Hound HotWire
      • FET and IC Front End
      • Trace wires up to 1000ft in length
      • Adjustable Sensitivity
      • Powerful Loudspeaker
      • LED Signal Strength Indicator
      • Noise Filter
      • White LED Headlights
      • Auto-Muting Earphone Jack
      • Carrying Case included
      • Uses Common 9V Battery
      • Rugged, moisture resistant. Mylar cone speaker
      • 3 year limited warranty

        Fox HotWire
      • Generates Warble or Pulsed Tracing Tones with User Selectable Pitch
      • Audible Continuity Test with 120/220 VAC Line Cross Protection
      • TrueTrace positively identifies wires (when usable)
      • Also Generates AF Tracing Tones for use with Inductive Probes (like the Hound 3)
      • Magnetic Back
      • Battery Test LED
      • Battery Powered or AC Line Powered
      • Carrying Case included
      • Uses Common 9V Battery
      • 3 year limited warranty
    • Specifications:

      • Hound HotWire
      • Operating Frequency (RF): 400KHz to 500KHz
      • Signal Indicators: Speaker outputs Tracer Signal and LED indicates signal strength
      • Earphone Jack: Accepts 1/8" mono or stereo earphone plug, 8 Ohms to 50 Ohms. Automatically mutes speaker.
      • Headlights: 2 High Brightness White LEDs
      • Speaker: Rugged 1.5" Mylar Cone with Alnico Magnet
      • Thumbwheel RF Sensitivity adjustment
      • Power Switch: Pushbutton turns on HotWire Hound as long as the button is held in
      • Battery: 9 volt alkaline
      • Battery Life: Approx 5 Hours continuous in Trace Mode when receiving signal, 25 Hours continuous when not receiving signal
      • Size: 1-7/8" dia at speaker, 1-3/8" dia at body, 7-1/2" long
      • Weight: Less than 9 ounces including battery

        Fox HotWire
      • 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 Tone: Warble or Pulsed, High or Low Pitch
      • TrueTrace: Tracer Tone changes Cadence (from approx 2Hz to approx 7Hz) when leads are 'shorted' by less than 1,000 Ohms
      • Continuity Test: Detects Continuity up to 5,000 Ohms, sounds beeper
      • Voltage Test: 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 to 250V
      • Safety: Designed to tolerate 250V AC/DC CAT II without damage
      • Test Leads and Accessories:
      • 2' and 5' 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 alligator clips.
      • Battery: 9 volt alkaline
      • Battery Test: Flashes green LED to indicate good battery
      • Battery Life: Approx 200 Hours in Trace Mode (Alkaline Battery)
      • Self Powered Voltage Range: approx 30VAC to 250VAC, 60Hz
      • Fuses: Two 0.5A / 250VAC, 5 x 20mm
      • Size: 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2"
      • Weight: Less than 7 ounces (including battery, not including test leads)
    • Item Includes:

      • HotWire Fox
      • HotWire Hound
      • Carrying Case
      • Instruction Manual
      • Two 2' Test Leads (1 red, 1 black)
      • Two 5' Test Leads (1 red, 1 black)
      • Two Pointed Probes (1 red, 1 black)
      • Two Flat Probes (1 red, 1 black)
      • Two Alligator Clips, Modular (1 red, 1 black)
      • Two Alligator Clips, Screw-On (1 red, 1 black)

    3388 - Required Accessories

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