Cable fault locators make spotting of bad cables easy. It allows the technician to determine the exact location of a cable defect and address it immediately. This tool is ideal for checking the integrity of long cable installations found in power facilities, phone systems and computer networks.
A cable fault locator works by using the principle of time domain reflectometry. It spots defects by injecting a short-duration pulse into the cable. Electrical impulses travel at a constant speed and this information allows the tester to calculate for the defect’s exact location. A good cable should not reflect any test signal back to the tester and allow the signal to pass and die out at the other end. Defects causes a local change on the impedance causing the test signal to be reflected back.
If you are looking for a dependable TDR, you might want to check out the CFL510F Megger tester. It lets you detect cable problems on cables as long as 10000 feet. It also features an impedance-matching system to match the test sample’s impedance.
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