TDR Cable Fault Locator boasts a 0 m dead zone test distance

Toronto, Canada – GAO Instruments has launched its portable TDR cable fault locator which integrates an OTDR, megohmmeter, ohmmeter and automatic bridge into one unit. It is ideal for locating breaks, shorts, poor electric insulation and other faults of various telephone cables, RF cables and coaxial cables. The fault locator is commonly used in telecommunication, CATV maintenance, manufacturing and lab testing.

This portable TDR cable fault locator, model GAO A0080001, employs DAGC (Digital Automatic Gain Control) and Digital Waveform Automatic Recognition technologies for automatically recognizing faults which are not found with manual testing. It operates in both pulse reflection testing and bridge testing modes. In pulse mode, the locator tests for line breaks with a wide measurement range of 0 m to 8 km. In bridge mode, it locates shorts and bad insulation with an error rate of 1 percent of full length. It is suitable for 0.32 mm, 0.4 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.6 mm telephone cables.

Featuring a 0 m dead zone test distance, the fault locator accurately detects fiber faults. It performs insulation resistance and loop resistance testing when used as DMM. The locator features a field calibration function and a contrast function for 2 waveforms. It stores 10 testing waveforms, and measurement results can be uploaded through the USB interface. It has a built-in 2 Ah lithium-ion rechargeable battery and is equipped with touch color screen.

This TDR cable fault locator belongs to GAO’s family of Telecom Line Testers. This line includes other two technically advanced line testers such as TDR Cable Fault Locator which features full automatic and manual testing functions, automatic balance and gain adjustment and a testing dead zone of 0 m and Compact Telecom Line Tester which incorporates the functions of a telephone set, a circuit performance tester and a security tester making it a comprehensive device for detecting line errors.

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