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How can I make a cheap-and-dirty circuit tracer? Answered

I know that you can buy them, but I'm trying to figure out how to make a device that will follow a household wall circuit on the cheap.

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phead

6 years ago

just use a am radio and just make a small gernerater like a am transmiter with the 555 ic any small am radio will work the crapyer the better

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Goodhart

9 years ago

Do you mean a continuity trace? Or one to detect wiring behind walls (most anything really sensitive and magnetic will detect metal and water too)?

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GoodhartGoodhart

Answer 9 years ago

It is simple enough to make something that will tell you that the current going into that light fixture, comes form here, if that is what you need.

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NachoMahma

9 years ago

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