Handheld TDR from Megger Used in the CATV Industry

The TDR500/3-CTV has a maximum range of 15,000 ft

Jul 02, 2015, 13:38 ET from Megger

NORRISTOWN, Pa., July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Megger, one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of test equipment and measuring instruments for electrical and communications applications, now offers the TDR500/3-CTV, a handheld, time domain reflectometer designed for CATV service technicians.  This new TDR helps to simplify locating events including bends, crimps, cuts, shorts, opens and water saturation on coax cables.

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With a maximum range up to 15,000 feet, the TDR500/3 has a 'dead zone' of only 3 feet. 

Aiding in the quick diagnosis of the TDR trace, an auto set-up option helps determine the impedance of the cable under test, sets the unit accordingly and selects the optimum gain and pulse width. Technicians can also manually adjust the unit's controls to insure that any event of interest is fully visible on the set's extra high resolution (to 4"), backlit screen.  A unique trace hold feature allows technicians to view a trace later.

The lightweight, ergonomically designed TDR500/3-CTV easily fits into one hand allowing the other to be free to operate the intuitive, easy-to-use controls.

Megger's new TDR set comes with a soft canvas carrying case, complete with shoulder strap and rugged snap hook to attach to a tool belt, ladder or cable, making it safe and easy to carry.

The rugged, IP54-rated TDR500/3-CTV is suitable for both indoor and outdoor operation.   

Technical Specifications

  • Maximum range of 15,000 ft
  • High resolution – up to 1% of range to 4 inches
  • Batteries – 5 AA-type batteries
  • Weighs 1.32 pounds
  • Display – 256 x 128 pixel graphics LCD

For more information contact Peg Houck at peg.houck@megger.com or 610-676-8536.

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Reader Service Inquiries: Peg Houck; Megger; 2621 Van Buren Avenue, Norristown, Pa. 19403; peg.houck@megger.com; 610-676-8536.

Megger is one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of test and measurement equipment used within the electric power, building wiring and telecommunication industries.  With research, engineering and manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, Sweden and Germany, combined with sales and technical support in most countries, Megger is uniquely placed to meet the needs of its customers worldwide.

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