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#47486 - 01/17/05 03:18 PM fault tester?
detubbs Offline

Registered: 11/18/04
Posts: 52
Loc: PA
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 03:36 PM Re: fault tester?
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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
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.
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#47488 - 01/17/05 06:22 PM Re: fault tester?
PCBelarge Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 657
Loc: Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
Maybe he can purchase a defrib/fault tester combo unit

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#47489 - 01/19/05 05:26 AM Re: fault tester?
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Registered: 10/15/04
Posts: 49
Loc: London, UK

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


#47490 - 01/20/05 06:49 AM Re: fault tester?
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