Fast and Easy Cable Fault Location with the Hipotronics TDR1130A

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Fault location can be difficult on very long cable facilities especially if you don’t have the right test equipment. You can conduct a continuity test but that will only tell you if the cable strand is defective. You’d still need to manually find the location of the fault. To make fault location easier, you might want to consider investing in a TDR.


One good TDR on the market is the Hipotronics TDR1130A. This 
cable fault locator lets you safely spot cable defects fast. It is also a good tool for pre-locating problems in very long or buried cable facilities. This helps prevent cable damage caused by repeated arcing from thumpers. It features an internal memory that can store up to 16 traces. It has an adjustable pulse width of 100 nanoseconds up to 20 microseconds to assess different cable types. 

If you are thinking of investing in the Hipotronics TDR1130A, you might want to rent one first to determine if it suits you. You can rent one from Protec Equipment Resources at an affordable rental fee. We also carry other electrical test equipment from major brands to cater to your needs.Contact us today for a rental estimate on the TDR1130A.