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FaultCaster – Cable Fault Locator

FaultCaster  Cable Fault Locator

Ref: 4401700

• Low Cost Full specification Professional Digital TDR
• Measures Distances to Open or Short Circuit Faults
• Extended Measuring Range to 2000m (6000ft) on all cable types
• Fast-Edge Step TDR technology for improved range & Resolution
• Voltage Warning & Test Inhibit
• Built in Tone Generator for Pair Tracing & Identification
• Rugged & Compact - 350g (12oz)
• Water & Dust Proof to IP54
• Complete with Tool-belt holster and Test Leads


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“High Resolution and Long Range in one TDR”

The FaultCasterTM is a palm-top Digital Time Domain Reflectometer designed to detect and locate faults on all types of copper cable up to a distance of 2000m (6,000ft).

Fast-Edge Step TDR technology enable the FaultCasterTM to identify opens and short circuits, and directly indicate the fault distance on an alpha-numeric LCD, with better range and resolution that existing products

An internal library of standard cable types enables accurate measurements on cables without the necessity of entering Velocity Factor information.

In the event that the FaultCasterTM is connected to a live cable a warning will be displayed, and alarm tone sounded and testing inhibited.

The FaultCasterTM incorporates an oscillating tone generator, that is detectable using a standard tone probe, for use in the tracing and identification of pairs within a cable.

It is housed in a tough, ruggedised ABS plastic moulding, water and dust proof to IP54, and supplied complete with test leads and a protective tool-belt holster.

The FaultCasterTM is designed and manufactured to international standards for quality, safety and reliability.



Range @ Vp=70% 2000m (6000ft)
Power Supply 6v 4 x AA cells
Resolution (m) 0.1m up to 100m, then 1m
Battery Life Indication 0 to 100%
Resolution (ft) 0.1ft up to 100ft, then 1ft
Auto Power Down 4 minutes
Accuracy +/- 2%* Battery Life 100+ hrs Cont.
Cable Library 39 Standard Cable Types
Operating Temp. 0 to 40 deg. C
Velocity Factor Adjustable from 0% to 99%
Storage Temp. -20 to 70 deg. C
Output Pulse 5v p-p into open circuit
Weight 350gms (12oz)
Output Impedance Automatic compensation
Dimensions 165 x 90 x 37mm
Output Pulse Nanosecond rise step function
Water/Dust proof IP54
Display Graphical LCD
Safety IEC61010-1 EN60950
Tone Generator Oscillating 810 - 1100Hz
Voltage Warning >10V ac/dc
EMC BSEN 61326-1


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