Fluke 2042 Cable Locator

The multipurpose solution to cable location
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.

• For all applications (live or dead cables) without additional instruments
• Set includes a transmitter and a receiver
• 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

Technical Specifications
Voltage measurement range
Transmitter: 12 V, 50 V, 120 V, 230 V, 400 V
Frequency range
Transmitter: 0...60 Hz
Output signal
Transmitter: 125 kHz
Transmitter: Up to 400 V AC/DC
Tracing depth cable location
Receiver: 0...2.5 m wall/underground cables
Main voltage detection
Receiver: 0...0.4 m
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature
Transmitter: 0 to 40°C
Receiver: 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
Transmitter: -20°C to +60°C
Receiver: -20°C to +60°C
Humidity (Without Condensation)
Transmitter: Max. 80% relative
Receiver: Max. 80% relative
Operating Altitude
Transmitter: Up to 2000 m
Receiver: Up to 2000 m
Safety Specifications
Electrical Safety EN 61010-1
Overvoltage category Cat. III 300 V

Additional Resources

Instruction Sheet (pdf)