REDwire Megger makes cable fault locating easy

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EZ-THUMP4 and EZ-THUMP12 are compact and light portable cable fault location systems that are battery- and AC-line-operated.

Megger’s cable fault location systems have a simple goal — to provide quick, effective, accurate and safe fault location to reduce system outages and downtime for customers. The company’s EZ-THUMP4 and EZ-THUMP12 cable fault location systems meet this goal with ease. 

EZ-THUMP4 and EZ-THUMP12 are compact and light portable cable fault location systems that are battery- and AC-line-operated. Because of their compact and portable design, they are ideal for use in remote areas that may have less frequent faults, when ease of operation, low weight and economics are important, or for hard-to-access inner city locations. Additional features and capabilities include: Arc Reflection Method (ARM) cable fault prelocation; 500 Joule pinpoint surge generator; DC testing for breakdown detection; and insulation resistance measurement and sheath testing.

Another offering, the company’s SG15/25 series power cable fault locator system, is also designed to provide safe, quick, accurate and easy fault locating performance. It’s typically used on 15/25 kV URD circuits, which are made of solid dielectric cables three- to five-km long, with a conductor size of up to 500 MCM (250 mm2). The units feature a tough, high-quality stainless steel enclosure, rated IP64 (closed) and IP53 (open) for use in rough outdoor environments. They are available either mounted on a heavy-duty portable hand cart or permanently installed in a vehicle.

Megger provides comprehensive cable fault locating systems that feature high potential and arc reflection methods of fault pre-location, high surge energy for fault pinpointing and Time Domain Reflectometers. Its systems are so user-friendly, the equipment walks users through step-by-step so even infrequent and new users can go through the process with ease.

High-quality products like the company’s cable fault location systems have made Megger a premier provider of electric test equipment and measuring instruments for electrical power applications for more than 100 years. To learn more about its products and capabilities, contact Megger.  

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