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Circuit TracersGuide Started By b.n. on March 2013 Last Updated on December 2014 | 5 Contributions | Comments
This guide covers tools for finding which circuit breaker matches which plug or lamp. The typical tool has a sending unit that plugs into a live outlet, and a wand to detect the matching circuit breaker.
The better wands automatically calibrate themselves so you can detect weak signals, yet still pinpoint strong signals.
The most expensive and best tools (such as the Tasco CMT24S) work in reverse: the sender hooks to multiple breakers, and the receiver displays the breaker number.
A typical homeowner may need this tool only once. For that reason the tools are often available for rental at home stores or Tool Lending Libraries (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tool-lending_libraries ).