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Fluke 2042 Cable locator

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 Fluke 2042

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

Safety Conformance
All inputs of the Fluke 2042 is protected to EN61010-1 CAT III 300V rating.

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

Mechanical & General Specifications
Transmitter:  190 mm x 85 mm x 50 mm
Receiver:  250 mm x 65 mm x 45mm
Transmitter:  0.45 kg
Receiver:  0.36 kg
Transmitter:  6 pc Batteries 1.5V
Receiver:  1 pc Battery 9V
 2 years
Model NameDescription
Fluke 2042 Cable Locator
  • 4 test leads
  • battery 9 V, IEC 6LR61
  • 6 batteries 1.5 V, IEC LR^6
  • 2 crocodile clamps
  • 2 test probes
  • carrying case
  • user manual
Fluke 2042TSpare/Additional Transmitter
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