|Tests energized cables up to 60V|
|Tests energized cables up to 600V|
|Detect "hard" Opens & Shorts|
|Detect Length to "hard" Opens & Shorts|
|Event Detection (monitors for persistant faults >3 Sec.)|
|Live (Intermittent Fault Detection) Faults >15nS (Arc's)|
|Modular connector interface|
|Rated up to 600V CAT III|
|Max Length 12,000 ft (3,657m) at .999 VOP|
|Save and export test results|
|Languages (EN, FR, ESP)|
|Battery: AA or 9Volt|
|Battery: Rechargable Lithium-ion|
|Weights less than 2 lbs|
21st Century Dual Mode TDR for Testing and Monitoring Energized and Unenergized Cables
The Dual Mode TDR is capable of finding faults (Opens, Shorts, Arc Faults) on fully energized cables up to 600 Volts. Arc Chaser can monitor live cables for intermittent conditions, capturing these “events” and reporting where and when they occur. Using advanced Spread Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry (SSTDR), Arc Chaser is capable of accuracy to fault of better than 1%.
- Works on both energized or unenergized cables
Discover cable events which can only be shown under load
- Monitors intermittent arc faults, opens and shorts
Find faults caused by vibration that are otherwise hidden
- Shows results in graphical or text format
Clear and simple view of faults
- Saves reports, transferrable to PCs for storage, and printing
Maintain history of information
- Cable fault finding
Easily verify quality of entire cable length
- Tone generation
Signal tracing of cables
- Cable Test Setup
Walks users through cable test setup
- Self-calibrates to maintain accuracy over time or due to environmental change
No metrology calibration required
- English or Metric Measurements
- 600V Category II
Meets full international requirements for working on energized cables.
- Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Pack
8-10 hours of battery power in the field
- Color Touch Screen Display
Easy to navigate in all lighting environments
- Compact Form Factor
Usable in tight space environments
- 3rd Generation Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries
8-10 hours of continuous use.
- Benchtop, Handheld, or Hung Up
Easy to use for field flight line and production work
- Uses Modular Cable Interfaces
Can connect to many different types of systems
- Waterproof/Shock Resistant Transport Case
Protects equipment in harsh conditions
- SD Card for Data File Transfer of Cable Tests
Easy to maintain report files and save for later viewing
- Upgradeable Firmware
Stay up to date with cable settings, features and enhanced software upgrades.
|Measurement Technology||Spread Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry
U.S. Patents and Patents Pending
|Power||Wall power voltage input Range: 10→28V, 20W
Arc Chaser will run with wall power down to 4V, however batteries will not charge unless input voltage is greater than 10V.
Totex battery pack, with four LIO Rechargeable Cells.
Full screen brightness, dynamic test, 7.8V battery: 335mA.
0→100% brightness, @7.8V: 90mA
Typical battery current: 185mA
Low power mode (or timed out): 70mA;
Off mode: 420 μA board (+500uA battery pack circuitry.)
|Maximum Range||12,000 ft (3,657m) at .999 VOP
Maximum testable cable length varies with VOP and cable type.
VOP (%) with 3 digit precision ranging from 20.0% to 99.9%
|Output Connector||Banana Jacks 600V CAT II|
|Leader Cable||Cable Assembly, 5 ft. (1.5m) 600 Volt CAT III, 95 Ohm|
|Battery Life||Battery Pack, initial 5200 mA-hr (typical):
Operating at static screen, or occasional static test: 185mA (assuming 65% LCD brightness)
Dynamic Operation : 280mA (assuming 65% LCD brightness)
Low power – 70mA, assuming full charge of 5000mAH, 71 hours.
Off - 420 μA board (+500uA battery pack circuitry.)
|Altitude||6,500 ft (2,000 m)|
|Temperature||Operating: (-10 if standard crystal) -20 to 70°C);
Storage: (-30 to 80°C)
|Humidity||10 to 90% non-condensing|
|Enclosure||High-strength PC/ABS plastic with V0 rating with boot|
|Size||2.41”H x 4.18”W x 9.03”L (6.12 x 10.61 x 22.94 cm)|
|Weight||With batteries: 1 lb 9 oz (862 g)|
|Complies with ANSI/ISA 82.02.01 (61010-1) 2004, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No 61010-1-04, UL 6101B (2003) and IEC/EN 61010-1 2nd Edition for measurement Category III, 600 V, EMC EN61326-1|
On the other hand, Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) methods were not able to locate the tiny intermittent faults left after an arc fault event because the impedance discontinuity was too small to create a measurable reflection. LiveWire recognized this lapse in technology and determined that if an electrical fault could be found during the few milliseconds the arc occurs, it would be an actual short circuit which returns plenty of reflected power! This is the concept that led to the development of SSTDR at LiveWire.