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fault tester? #47486 01/17/05 06:18 PM
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detubbs Offline OP
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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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Re: fault tester? #47487 01/17/05 06:36 PM
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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]

Re: fault tester? #47488 01/17/05 09:22 PM
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Maybe he can purchase a defrib/fault tester combo unit [Linked Image]

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Re: fault tester? #47489 01/19/05 08:26 AM
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detubbs,

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

M.

Re: fault tester? #47490 01/20/05 09:49 AM
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