The Fluke 2052 Advanced Wire Tracer and 2062 Advanced Pro Wire Tracer kits come with a safety rating of CAT IV 600 V.
Both kits come with a receiver and transmitter. They also include the i400 AC current clamp accessory for safely inducing a tracing signal on cables without contact to live wires. Also included in the kits are test leads, alligator clips, outlet adapters, magnetic hanger and batteries.
Both kits work by detecting signals transmitted via an electromagnetic field rather than locating metal parts or voltage. They are expected to improve safety for electricians and technicians who need to locate electric cables quickly in walls, ceilings and floors, find out if there are any breaks or opens and shorts, or identify breakers and fuses. The devices can also be used to trace non-metallic pipes and conduits as well as low voltage wires and data cables.
The new Advanced Wire Tracers use two methods to detect the signal in wires and cables: passive tracing without a transmitter for non-contact voltage detection and active tracing with the Fluke 2000T transmitter for all other modes. The transmitter automatically senses whether the system is energised or de-energised and selects a 6.25 kHz or 32.768 kHz output signal frequency accordingly.
The tracers incorporate three transmitter modes (high signal, low signal and loop), four receiver tracing modes and eight sensitivity levels for greater flexibility and accuracy when tracing. Additionally, durability and ruggedness are built-in, with all units 1 meter drop tested, IP40-rated and backed by a one-year warranty.
The tracers’s four tracing modes are: breaker mode for easy breaker and fuse identification based on the highest recorded signal detected from the transmitter; non-contact voltage (NCV) detection mode to trace energised wires without the use of the transmitter, quick scan mode for quick signal identification (the Fluke 2052); and precision mode for more precise detection of a wire (Fluke 2052).