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#47486 - 01/17/05 07:18 PM fault tester?  
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do they make a tester that tells you teh location of the fault? I.E. so many feet from the test area? if so how much are they?


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#47487 - 01/17/05 07:36 PM Re: fault tester?  
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detubbs,
I'm guessing that by a fault, you mean a Short circuit.
If so, yes there is test equipment for this sort of thing.
But, you'd better make sure there is a De-fib unit handy when you get told the price of them.
They are expensive and you would need to be using it a lot to have the thing pay for itself. [Linked Image]


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#47488 - 01/17/05 10:22 PM Re: fault tester?  
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Trumpy
Maybe he can purchase a defrib/fault tester combo unit [Linked Image]

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#47489 - 01/19/05 09:26 AM Re: fault tester?  
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detubbs,

If it a short(ish) cable (and a one off) then you may find this helpsheet useful.

M.


#47490 - 01/20/05 10:49 AM Re: fault tester?  
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