Prelocate Cable Faults Fast and Easy with the Hipotronics TDR1130A

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For many technicians, long cable installations like in Cable TV, cellular networks and electrical facilities can be difficult to troubleshoot. Finding an insulation defect or broken wire can take a while if you are using a simple multimeter or insulation tester. Just think of going through a cable 10,000 feet long. It would take you forever to find that small spot with the defect.

With the advancement of technology, pinpointing a cable defect can be done in a matter of seconds. Time domain reflectometers are devices used by many technicians to find faults fast and easy. It works like a sonar by sending out a pulse through the cable and timing the return echo. The pulse echoes back when a defect is encountered because the defect changes the impedance of that spot. 

The Hipotronics TDR1130A is a portable device suitable for cable troubleshooting of long installations. It is a TDR that can be integrated with popular thumpers for prelocation and proof testing. It can help minimize cable damage during diagnostics and can identify faults within inches.

Rent, lease or buy the electrical test equipment you need for diagnostics from Protec. Call our applications specialists at 1-866-352-5550 for a quote.