Test & Measurement
Next-gen SureTrace identifies breakers and fuses, pinpoints opens and shorts
By Anthony Capkun
April 2, 2013 – Ideal Industries—a manufacturer and supplier of tools, connectors and testing products for the electrical and datacom trades—introduced its next-generation SureTrace circuit tracer, which helps electricians locate wires or cables behind walls, pinpoint opens/shorts, and identify fuses and breakers on both energized and de-energized circuits from 0-600V AC/DC. SureTrace circuit tracers have four defined ranges that allow you to select the proper sensitivity for a specific job. Rather than blinking lights and beeps, its display provides a numeric value between 0 and 99, and a variable pitch/tone audible indication as fast-response tracing feedback, while its peak detector instantaneously registers signal strength. Another time-saving advantage, says Ideal, is that handset signal communication is tuned tighter to reduce false signalling on noisy circuits.