Spend less time troubleshooting cables by using cable defect locators. These tools can help you save time and effort finding faults in long installations and buried systems. They can pinpoint the location of the defect so you an immediately address it instead of wasting time looking for the fault. Here are some of the common tools that can speed up diagnostics.
This is a great tool for cable fault pre-location. It can spot defects in cables as far as 10,000 feet within seconds. A cable fault locator detects cable problems by sending a short electrical impulse. Any defect will cause a reflected signal which is intercepted by the tester. The time it takes for the pulse to return indicates the distance of the problem.
This tool helps technicians find buried or cables inside walls. What makes this an efficient tools is it can find cables buried up to 13 feet. It can trace cables that are energized or deenergized and even pipes. This helps reduce the need for exploratory digging.