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Gaotek-CableFaultLocatorSmall Size Cable Fault Locator Uses TDR Technology

13 December 2011 – The canadian GAO Tek Inc. is offering a small size cable fault locator which uses TDR technology. It can be used in communication maintenance, project construction and integrated cabling. The easy-to-use cable fault locator, model A0080001, features a low voltage warning, automatic power off for saving energy and automatic fault distance location without manual intervention.

It performs fault distance location, pulse testing, cable line fault testing, wave shape comparison and data record testing. It offers a vast impulse width range from 30 ns to 3 μs and provides a VOP range from 50 to 300 m/μs. It also has a wide measurement range from 1 to 6000 m with a high resolution of 20 cm and a broad gain modulation range from 1 to 10 dB.

This cable fault locator has a fast sampling rate of up to 500 kHz and provides both auto and manual measurement modes. In auto measurement mode, it features a short dead zone test distance of less than 1 m; in manual measurement mode, the dead zone test distance is less than 15 m.

The locator also tests the line for breaks and shorts and circuit faults on twisted-pair cables, data cables, high frequency cables and coaxial cables. In addition, its built-in 7.2 V rechargeable lithium battery allows for over 12 hours of continuous operation.

The small size cable fault locator belongs to GAO’s family of Telecom Line Testers. Another similar product in this line is Communication Cable Fault Tester which integrates the functions of an OTDR, ohmmeter, megohmmeter and automatic bridge into one unit. This line also includes Compact Telecom Line Tester used for line maintenance and construction. The testers in this line are very popular among field engineers as a result of their testing accuracy, functionality, portability and affordability.

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