SureTrace® circuit tracers

FINDING COMMON SPLICE ERRORS CAUSING NUISANCE TRIPPING OF AFCI/GFCI/COMBO BREAKER

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SureTrace™ Circuit Tracer

Your troubleshooting solution for AFCI/GFCI/COMBO breaker protected branch circuits.

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Circuit Tracer Demo

Demos

Why the SureTrace® Circuit Tracer?

Problem

Finding cables, wires and breakers can sometimes feel like a long game of hide and seek, extending labor costs and increasing customer downtime. It is frequently done by trial and error. When locating wires, opens and shorts becomes needlessly time consuming and short cuts are taken, nobody wins.

Solution

IDEAL circuit tracers can be used to quickly identify breakers and fuses, trace wires behind walls, and pinpoint opens and shorts with unparalleled accuracy. But what makes SureTrace™ so special is its unparalleled accuracy.

Branch Circuit

Problem

It is a week before closing and you find you have a problem with your branch circuit.

Screw through a romex wire

Tripped AFCI breaker

Whether it’s a dead short (hot to ground or hot to neutral) or if the branch circuit is protected by an arc fault breaker or GFCI, a (ground to neutral) will cause the same problem of the breaker being tripped.

A H-N/G or N-G short will most likely trip a GFCI - not just an AFCI.

Man checking continuity between two wires with IDEAL clamp meter

You have to troubleshoot with traditional testers to track down the problem. Traditional testers are of little help in locating the source of the problem.

Holes in drywall

You could open up sections of the wall to try and find the problem, but this increases the amount of damage that other trades will need to repair, resulting in additional delay, cost and paperwork, and increased disruption to the householder.

Solution

With the SureTrace™ circuit tracer there is no need to randomly cut holes in a wall to try and find a problem. Simply trace the circuit until you find your problem area and save time, money and a world of hassle by not having to call back different trades to repair the damage. Resulting in additional delay, cost and paperwork, and increased disruption to the householder

Man tracing wire through wall

Easily Identify problem areas.

Identifying correct wire with IDEAL circuit tracer

Quickly Identify correct wires.

Small hole in wall

Only open a small area to fix the problem.

Finding Cables & Wires

Problem

Finding cables and wires can sometimes feel like a long game of hide and seek, extending labor costs and increasing customer downtime.

Man with jackhammer removing parking lot.

Solution

IDEAL circuit tracers can be used to quickly trace wires behind walls and ceilings.

Man tracing wire in wall with IDEAL circuit tracer.

Man tracing wire in through parking lot with circuit tracer and holding cradle.

Quickly trace wires in Parking Lots

Man tracing wire in through soil with circuit tracer and holding cradle.

Quickly trace wires underground

*Limited uses in underground applications

Locating Breakers

Problem

Locating breakers is often a two person job, one turning off breakers, the other waiting to see when a specific circuit is de-energized. It is frequently done by trial and error, or even by dangerously grounding or shorting a wire to trip a breaker.
 

Man identifying breaker with a stereo

Man shouting to friend

A two person job, one turning off breakers, the other waiting to see when a specific circuit is de-energized.

Tripping a breaker with wire

NOT RECOMMENDED
Dangerously grounding or shorting a wire to trip a breaker.

Solution

Circuit Breaker Finder from IDEAL makes locating breakers in AC quick and easy. No need to interrupt the supply – simply plug the transmitter into an outlet, then two quick passes of the receiver over the breakers will reveal the associated breaker with clear audible and visual indicators.

Identifying panel with Circuit breaker

Circuit Tracer finding breaker

No need to interrupt the supply – simply plug the transmitter into an outlet.

Close up of Circuit Tracer identifying breaker

Safer and more reliable working by taking the guesswork out of circuit identification.

Safety

  • Designed for durability and safety
  • CAT III 600V
  • High energy fuse

Productivity

  • Super-bright OLED display (61-957 and 61-959) indicates a numeric value between 0 and 99, providing a quick and easy way to determine signal strength
  • A variable pitch/tone audible indication assists in verifying signal strength
  • SureTrace® Circuit Tracers feature the only rotating display in the industry
  • Regardless of the position the tracer is in, the display will orient itself in an easy-to-read vertical position

Value

  • Can be used on circuits 0-600V AC/DC
  • Identifies breakers and fuses with CertainCircuit™ detection
  • Pinpoints opens and shorts
  • Traces wires behind walls, ceilings, floors and underground parking lots

Features & Benefits

  • Receiver display rotates automatically for easy viewing (61-959, 61-957 models)
  • Identifies breakers and fuses with CertainCircuit™ detection
  • Pinpoints opens and shorts
  • Traces wires
  • '0-99' display of signal strength
  • Audible indication intensifies in tone/pitch with signal strength
  • Works on energized or de-energized circuits (0-600V AC/DC)
  • Four sensitivity levels
  • Peak reading bar graph
  • 2-year warranty

Three Circuit Tracer kits.

CertainCircuit™

After the correct breaker has been identified and tripped, the transmitter senses the loss of power and sends a different signal back to the receiver at the panel to give the user confidence that the right circuit has been de-energized.

Certain circuit display icons

Kits & Accessories

Kits

Kit Components 61-959 61-957 61-955
Transmitter TR-955 TR-955 TR-955
Receiver RC-959 RC-959 RC-955
Tracer Test Lead Set TL-956 TL-956 TL-956
Inductive Clamp IC-958
Battery Pack & Strap (61-565) BP-958
Hard Carrying Case
*only sold as a kit
C-959 C-957 C-955
Batteries Included
Instruction Manual Included

*older models 954-958 are compatible with current 956-959 line

Accessories

Part No. Replacement Parts
CR-959 Cradle for Receiver (Threaded for use on standard extension pole)
F-956 Fuse (for TR-955 Transmitter) – High-Energy, Fast-Acting, 1A/660V (not pictured)
TL-956 Tracer Test Lead Set (includes items 1-6 below)
TLOP-956 1.   Outlet Plug Adapter for Transmitter
TLBP-956 2.   Blade Prongs for Lead Adapters (set of 2)
TLGP-956 3.   Ground Prong for Lead Adapters
TLAC-956 4.   Alligator Clips for Lead Adapters (set of 2)
TLA1-956 5.   3 ft. Lead Adapters for Transmitter (set of 2)
TLA2-956 6.   25 ft. Lead Adapter for Transmitter

Cradle for Receiver

  • Cradle attachment for Circuit Tracer

    61-179

Tracer Lead Set

  • Tracer lead set accessory TLO-956

    TLO-956

  • Tracer lead set accessory TLBP-956

    TLBP-956

  • Tracer lead set accessory TLGP-956

    TLGP-956

  • Tracer lead set accessory TLA1-956

    TLA1-956

  • Tracer lead set accessory TLA2-956

    TLA2-956

  • Tracer lead set accessory TLAC-956

    TLAC-956

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