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2042 Cable Locator

The FLUKE 2042 Cable Locator ideal for tracing cables in walls & underground, locating fuses/breakers on final circuits & locating interruptions & short-circuits in cables & electrical floor heating systems.

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FLUKE 2042 Multipurpose Solution To Cable Location

This product is now obsolete. To find out more about the FLUKE 2052 Advanced Wire Tracer (from the range which has superseded the 2042) CLICK HERE.

The FLUKE 2042 is a professional general purpose cable locator. It is ideal for tracing cables in walls and underground, locating fuses/breakers on final circuits and locating interruptions and short-circuits in cables and electrical floor heating systems. It can also be used for tracing metallic water and heating pipes. The unit is supplied as a complete kit comprising of a transmitter and receiver in a purpose-made carry case. The receiver also incorporates a torch function for working in dimly lit locations.


FLUKE 2042 Key Features:

  • For all applications (live or dead cables) without additional instruments
  • Proven digitally coded sender signal guarantees clear signal identification
  • Transmitter with LC-display for transmitting level, transmitting code and external voltage
  • Receiver with a backlight LC-display for level of receiving signal, code of receiving signal and live voltage indication
  • Automatic or manual adjustment of receiving signal sensitivity
  • Acoustical receiving signal switchable
  • Auto-Power-Off
  • Additional torch lamp function for working in dark environments
  • Additional transmitters are available for extension of to distinguish between several signals
  • Safety Conformance: All inputs of the Fluke 2042 is protected to EN61010-1 CAT III 300V rating


What comes with the FLUKE 2042?

  • Transmitter
  • Receiver
  • 4 x Test Leads
  • 9V Battery
  • 6 x 1.5V Batteries
  • 2 x Crocodile Clamps
  • 2 x Test Probes
  • Carrying Case
  • User Manual


Technical Specification for: Fluke 2042 Cable Locator

Voltage Measurement Range (Transmitter)12V, 50V, 120V, 230V, 400V
Frequency Range (Transmitter)0 to 60Hz
Output Signal (Transmitter)125kHz
Voltage (Transmitter)Up to 400V AC/DC
Tracing Depth Cable Location (Receiver)0 to 2.5m Wall/Underground Cables
Mains Voltage Detection (Receiver)0 to 0.4m
Environmental Specifications
Operating TemperatureTransmitter: 0 to 40°C
Receiver: 0 to 40°C
Storage TemperatureTransmitter: -20 to 60°C
Receiver: -20 to 60°C
Humidity (Without Condensation)Transmitter: Max 80% relative
Receiver: Max 80% relative
Operating AltitudeTransmitter: Up to 2000m
Receiver: Up to 2000m
Safety Specifications
Electrical SafetyEN 61010-1
Overvoltage CategoryCAT III 300V
Mechanical and General Specifications
SizeTransmitter: 190 x 85 x 50mm
Receiver: 250 x 65 x 45mm
WeightTransmitter: 0.45kg
Receiver: 0.36kg
BatteriesTransmitter: 6 x 1.5V batteries
Receiver: 1 x 9V battery
Warranty2 years
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