How to Use a Tone and Probe Set

Tutorial about how to use a tone and probe set to find and identify cables.

Make cable tracing easy with Platinum Tools’ Tone and Probe Set. With its steady tone, push-to-scan button and a clear loudspeaker, quickly trace and identify cable locations on jacks or through walls.

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39 Comments

  1. Dr. Anthon Rijkard Cortes on March 6, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Question, I have a renovation that has a ton of network cables, a ton of power cables and telephone lines and a door bell system. I have to figure out where all the cables go, or where do they come from. Most of the network cables are labeled, but the power cables and the door bell system are not. Worse off, I have to rewire some rooms for power from one breaker switch panel to another. So, can this unit help me? Mainly I need to ID cables in the rooms throughout the building (several even in different floors) to where they are connected in the electric breakers panel in the basement. I know that I need to have a cable disconnected from the electric power grid and the switches off to properly ID each line, but, could I connect the tone generator to power cables in the rooms, then go to the panel downstairs and ID each cable in the basement? What about the 8 remote unit sets, could I use one of these to plug the remote units in the rooms upstairs and ID each cable in the basement?

  2. brian perry on March 6, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    can I use this tool to trace a romex cable?

  3. Dean Bundy on March 6, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Do you find you get a better tone when you hook all the wires to the red lead and hook your black lead to a ground?

  4. Daniel Balfour on March 6, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    I guess it never occured to you to explain the connections on the tone generator end…. jeeez

  5. Tarig Omar on March 6, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    I have been using a cable tracer made by bequick here in the UK. It is simple and a game changer for cable tracing. It is not like the traditional audible tracers. This one utilises LED RJ45 connectors. Here a short demonstration if anyone is interested; /watch?v=GtpAmbmm4dA

  6. Sebastian on March 6, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Just done buy the Paladin Tools one, that was the first one i bought, total JUNK.

  7. James on March 6, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    btw ty, i learned what a toner and probe is in 3 minutes, faster than any teacher in my class trying to explain it.

  8. Ashif II on March 6, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    ফাটাফাটি !!!

  9. CORVAIRWILD on March 6, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    If you’re selling the tool, you can put a link right underneath the video. Everybody does it nowadays, watch the video so I can buy welcome to the 21st century, goodbye Toys R Us

  10. The Kid on March 6, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Signal was pretty weak

  11. Kaiti McLane on March 6, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    best explanation video I’ve seen, thank you!

  12. Rustles WithJimmies on March 6, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Nice video. Thank you.

  13. Anuradha Dulraj Ravi on March 6, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Thanks

  14. Stephen Johnson on March 6, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Are there any toners that work on energized wires?

  15. Antonio Ric on March 6, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Terrible signal strength but hey it worked

  16. Victor Garcia on March 6, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    What an awesome tool. I stumbled upon this by accident.

  17. willian barbosa on March 6, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    sweet

  18. Sidney Mathious on March 6, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    That was helpful information, and I hope that my probe set will be able to find the wires I will be looking for. I will first try it out in my vehicle, then try it out in my house.

  19. Roma Amor Quiambao on March 6, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Can it be use without turning the power off?

  20. Tina Nguyen on March 6, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you, that was a very useful tutorial.

  21. Serge Shariy on March 6, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    So you connected tone generator to potentially live wire?

  22. Bobby Vincent on March 6, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    can a tone and probe be used on an electric circuit if it’s switched off…….. for ID 120-240volts

  23. Muhammad Khalifa on March 6, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Thank you very much, this is very helpful, very clear.

  24. Ahmad Karout on March 6, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    HOW DO YOU MAKE THE CONNECTION YOU MADE THE VIDEO EXPLAIN

  25. 360SRH 2 on March 6, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    If you short the wires it won’t tone?

  26. Ashroyer86 on March 6, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    does it matter which color wires to tone?

  27. Joe Z on March 6, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    The instruction is useless unless you show how to connect generater to cable

  28. Michael Rohan on March 6, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Does this only work with wire pairs? Can it pinpoint a break in a single wire?

  29. Marco Blanco on March 6, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    NIIIICE cable management here

  30. Gort Newton on March 6, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Is that an inductive pickup on the end of the probe?

  31. Howard Johnson on March 6, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    YouTube. The best place to learn. Forget going to a vocational tech school. This is free and to the point.

  32. Mr. Kent Bigmountain on March 6, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    How about AC signal ? Can the probe sense it ?

  33. Haunted and Alone - Facebook on March 6, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    I wonder what the distance limitation is? I need to find some irrigation wire locations

  34. Keepingthefaith72 on March 6, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    You should have disconnected the cable and tested it with a meter to make sure it was the right one , You shouldnt just assume its the right one , Because you sometimes can hear it on other cables nearby ….

  35. Frank Pinto on March 6, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    nice

  36. Abubakar Mukhtar on March 6, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    helpful……. gentleman

  37. LOW VOLTAGE DUDE on March 6, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    I use fluke toner and probe.its the best and they actually carry it at home Depot in the low voltage section. The only toner and probe I ever buy.

  38. James on March 6, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    you know that it HAD to be the last one you check right? haha

  39. phisitja เล่นดนตรีสนุกๆ พิสิฏฐ์ ศรีวิลาศ ฟลุ๊ก fluke on March 6, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Thank

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