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Cable Finder with Tone Generator

Code: N74CC

Cable Finder with Tone Generator is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 6.
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  • Network tester: consists of a tone generator and a probe
  • Use the tone generator and the probe to determine where a cable is going and whether or not (and where) the cable is interrupted
  • Signal viewing in 3 modes: lamp (L), speaker (SP) or both (S&L)
  • Tone generator output (square waveform): single (900Hz) or dual (900 - 1000Hz)
  • Includes soft carrying bag
  • Requires 2 x 9v PP3 batteries (Not supplied)

Product details

Cable Finder with Tone Generator

• Network tester: consists of a tone generator and a probe
• Use the tone generator and the probe to determine where a cable is going and whether or not (and where) the cable is interrupted
• Signal viewing in 3 modes: lamp (L), speaker (SP) or both (S&L)
• Tone generator output (square waveform): single (900Hz) or dual (900 - 1000Hz)
• Includes soft carrying bag
• Requires 2 x 9v PP3 batteries (Not supplied)

Tone generator:
Working voltage: 9Vdc ±15%
Working current: 10mA (intermittent tone) / 20mA (continuous tone)
Output wave form: square wave signals ±10Vpp
Single audio frequency: ±900Hz
Dual audio frequency: ±900Hz - 1000Hz
Dimensions: 115 x 62 x 27mm
Weight: 130g (approx.)
Probe:
Working voltage: 9Vdc ±15%
Working current: 25mA (L)/80mA (max. SP volume) /100mA (max S&L volume)
Max. reception sensitivity: > 30mV
Maximum output volume: ± 120dB
Dimensions: 205 x 40 x 38mm
Weight: 80g (approx.)
Warranty: 1 Year
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For the price, great. Does what is says. Had to trace over a hundred cables in amongst about 300. Made very short work of it.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had this to trace about 100 cables which had been damaged by fire half way along their route back to the fuse board. Made short work of it and saved us a load of time.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from BT came in and told us they would not support our current phone system, and we needed a new one. Bought this, traced the cables, moved some extensions to the right place, all in under 2 hours. The one limitation seems to be if you try and trace a live telephone extension the signal is attenuated to the point it is untraceable, but no one ever said it should do that, so it is not a fault, just something to be aware of.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from cheap for what it does, but low quality Bought to trace some phone cables on an old extension, it does what it says on the tin, but is let down by super low quality crocodile clips - the jaws misalign so badly on the one I had that they couldn't grip a telephone size wire at all, had to connect a different crock clip to the wire and attach the Vellman's clip to that, not ideal. Having said that, it is cheap for what it does, so shouldn't be surprised at the pretty low build quality. If you find the Fluke meters equivalent (OK, it has some other functions too), but it's about £300, not £30!
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from perfect just simply works! love it could be a bit cheaper or include batteries
Date published: 2015-05-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolutely useless piece of equipment complete waste of time. I wish I bought some thing more useful.
Date published: 2014-11-18
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Will I be able to trace co axial cables with this ? Have 5 cables in the loft which I think are attached to ariel sockets in various rooms of the house and one that may be to attach to an aerial.

Asked by: Robert
Yes this should work fine.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-04-19

We have an open circuit underfloor heating cable under the tiles, would this product find a break through tiles?

Asked by: Waldo
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee this will work for your intended use.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-31

the Item Cable finder with tone has it got warranty

Asked by: Wael
Yes this is 12 months from date of pruchase.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-03-28

Can this item be used on vehicle electrical wiring to check for breaks in electrical looms etc ?

Asked by: Ant65
I am sorry but the item in question does not support use in your intended application.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-02-08

Doors this find cables that are not live ?

Asked by: Simon
This is a network cable tester, it's for testing continuity and connectivity of network data cables. You attach the tone generator to the network cable and use the wand to trace it's route.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-02-07

Does it trace twin and earth cables

Asked by: Newmay
The product is for testing network cables. We couldn't advise as to any other usage outside of that functionality.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-12-08

Would this work over 300m of ct125 coax cable?

Asked by: 123crane
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-11-01

1. How deep underground can a cable be detected? 2. How far from the source can a cable break be detected?

Asked by: NickB
The item is not designed for deep penetration, it would work on basic plaster walls at most, so around 6 inches. The break is detected by broken metal, so the distance from source would not matter.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-10-15
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N74CC Cable Finder with Tone Generator (1+) £34.99

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