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The Fox & Hound™ HotWire Live Circuit Tracing Kit

Kit Includes Fox HotWire Tone Generator & Hound HotWire Probe

The Fox & Hound HotWire Live Circuit Tracing Kit Features

Hound HotWire:

  • FET and IC Front End 
  • Trace wires up to 1000ft in length 
  • Adjustable Sensitivity 
  • Powerful Loudspeaker 
  • LED Signal Strength Indicator 
  • Noise Filter 
  • White LED Headlights 
  • Auto-Muting Earphone Jack 
  • Carrying Case included 
  • Uses Common 9V Battery 
  • Rugged, moisture resistant. Mylar cone speaker  

Fox HotWire: 

  • Generates Warble or Pulsed Tracing Tones with User Selectable Pitch 
  • Audible Continuity Test with 120/220 VAC Line Cross Protection 
  • TrueTrace positively identifies wires (when usable) 
  • Also Generates AF Tracing Tones for use with Inductive Probes (like the Hound 3) 
  • Magnetic Back 
  • Battery Test LED
  • Battery Powered or AC Line Powered 
  • Carrying Case included 
  • Uses Common 9V Battery 
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Product Details

The Fox & Hound™ HotWire™ is a live circuit tracing kit that consists of a versatile Fox HotWire™ Tone Generator (Toner) and a high performance Hound HotWire™ Inductive Amplifier (Probe). The Fox HotWire™ can powered by a 9 volt battery for Low Voltage tracing or it can be powered by the High Voltage line it is toning. The Fox HotWire™ can generate multiple tones (Pulse or Warble), provides a visual and audible continuity test, and integrates our own True Trace and TripLatch tests while providing overload protection up to 250 VAC. The Hound HotWire™ is a battery operated handheld lightweight Probe, with a thumbwheel Sensitivity control and Signal Strength indicator LED. It has a built-in LED headlights to illuminate dark areas and reduce fluorescent light noise, a bandpass filter to suppress unwanted frequencies, an earphone jack for noisy or quiet work areas, and an easy access battery cover.

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Hound HotWire Fox HotWire
Operating Frequency (RF): 400KHz to 500KHz Operating Frequency (RF): 400KHz to 500KHz
Signal Indicators: Speaker outputs Tracer Signal and LED indicates signal strength Operating Frequency (AF): 800Hz to 2400Hz
Earphone Jack: Accepts 1/8” mono or stereo earphone plug, 8 Ohms to 50 Ohms. Automatically mutes speaker Output Voltage (RF): adjustable from approx. 5Vpp to 30Vpp (open circuit)
Headlights: 2 High Brightness White LEDs Output Voltage (AF): fixed, approx 10Vpp (open circuit)
Speaker: Rugged 1.5” Mylar Cone with Alnico Magnet Tracer Tone: Warble or Pulsed, High or Low Pitch
Thumbwheel RF Sensitivity adjustment TrueTrace: Tracer Tone changes Cadence (from approx 2Hz to approx 7Hz) when leads are ‘shorted’ by less than 1,000 Ohms
Power Switch: Pushbutton turns on HotWire Hound as long as the button is held in Continuity Test: Detects Continuity up to 5,000 Ohms, sounds beeper
Battery: 9 volt alkaline Voltage Test: Sounds beeper, Flashes LED
Battery Life: Approx 5 Hours continuous in Trace Mode when receiving signal, 25 Hours continuous when not receiving signal AC: Detects voltage from approx. 30VAC to 250VAC (50/60Hz)
Size: 1-7/8” dia at speaker, 1-3/8” dia at body, 7-1/2” long DC: Detects Positive applied to Red Test Lead from 40VDC to 250VDC
Weight: Less than 9 ounces including battery Acceptable AC (50/60Hz) or DC voltage on wire to be traced: 0 to 250V
  Safety: Designed to tolerate 250V AC/DC CAT II without damage
  Test Leads and Accessories:
  2' and 5' red and black test lead sets
  1 set of red and black pointed probes
  1 set of red and black flat probes. 1 set of red and black alligator clips. 1 set of red and black screw-on alligator clips
  Battery: 9 volt alkaline
  Battery Test: Flashes green LED to indicate good battery
  Battery Life: Approx 200 Hours in Trace Mode (Alkaline Battery)
  Self Powered Voltage Range: approx 30VAC to 250VAC, 60Hz
  Fuses: Two 0.5A / 250VAC, 5 x 20mm
  Size: 3 ½" x 4 ½" x 1 ½"
  Weight: Less than 7 ounces (including battery, not including test leads)

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