Most cable problems are not visibly obvious. Another problem with cable troubleshooting is the time consumed especially when working on very long cable installations. Cable testers nowadays have simplified the way of diagnosing internal problems in cables. You can easily spot a problem within seconds even if it is several thousand feet away.
A time domain reflectometer can save you time and effort finding faults in cables. It works like a radar and sends out a pulse to the cable. Any problems within the cable will cause a localized change in impedance. This results to the signal being bounced back to the TDR. The TDR then calculates the distance of the fault using the return time of the reflected pulse. You should consider adding this tool to your cable testing equipment to simplify fault pre location.
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