Reflectometer makes it easier to find cable defects


Megger, a test equipment manufacturer, announced a new handheld time domain reflectometer, the TDR500/3-CTV. The device is designed to make it easier for cable TV installers and technicians to detect problems with cables, including crimps, cuts, shorts, bends and water saturation.

The tester has a range of up to 15,000 feet and is suitable for both indoor or outdoor use. The TDR500/3-CTV also comes with an auto set-up option that helps determine the impedance of the cable being tested and can set the unit accordingly. This allows the device to selects the optimum gain and pulse width.

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