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Old 09-24-2015, 09:35 AM   #1
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Recommend a Electrical Wire tracer please...

I want to trace wires in the RV and need a tool to put a tone on wires to see where they come out on the other side. Are there any sub-$50 tools out there that make this job easier?

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I use an older version of the Fox & Hound, although the current version is a bit more than you want...

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Should most any network cable tone generator work on tracing RV electric wires? And can it go through the walls of an RV?
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Most any tone generator will work on RV wiring. Home Depot carries a good selection. Don't buy the cheapest, but you don't need the most expensive either. They will go through the RV.

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I've got the Triplet Jr set. http://www.amazon.com/Triplett-3375-.../dp/B002FY00B8

Works for me. I was able to trace a 110 volt wire (disconnected from the breaker box) down the wall from the breaker box and then below the floor of my motor home to a point that it turned and went under my couch. I was looking for a receptacle box that was not being used but had wiring from the breaker box to the receptacle. The Fox & Hound helped me find the receptacle in an enclosed compartment in my basement. I don't think I would have found the receptacle any other way.

This set has a headphone jack and you may need to use a headphone to hear the tone as you trace the wire. I did with that 110 volt wire but with some others I didn't need the headphone.

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