Platinum Tools has debuted the new Snap Shot fault finding/cable length measurement TDR.
“Today’s security, electrical, data, voice and video signal carrying systems can be incredibly complex,” said Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools’ president and general manager. “Working in real time has become a must to keep these systems up-and-running. With the Snap Shot, the field technician can work much quicker and more accurately. Snap Shot can measure attached working data lines, electrical cable runs, and live coax systems for run lengths, and to see if there are any existing electrical faults while the cable is in use and under power.”
Utilizing an advanced form of Spread Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry that allows its use over energized cables, Snap Shot TDR detects, locates and identifies fault conditions such as opens, shorts, and arc faults on energized cable of all types up to 3,000 feet in length. Made in the U.S.A., large backlit LCD display clearly shows lengths in both feet and/or meters with an accuracy of better than one percent for pinpointing any fault or condition. Dual internal memory allows users to store cable parameters for easy reference, while a built in tone generator with multiple tone capability traces found faults.