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1502C

Metallic Cable Testers

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Features & Benefits

  • Backlit LCD Display Assures Sharp Images in Any Lighting Condition
  • Menu-driven Operation for Easy Test Set-up
  • Help Screens Provide Information on Instrument Operation and Measurements
  • Information Screens Provide Cable Impedance and Vp Values
  • Digital Filtering Reduces Displayed Noise, Resulting in a Cleaner Waveform Display
  • Vertical and Horizontal Delta Modes Allow Easy Delta Measurements
  • Waveform Storage Allows Comparison of the Current and Previously Recorded Waveform
  • Ω at Cursor Allows Direct Readout of Characteristic Impedance
  • Rugged and Portable - Designed for Field Use
  • Optional Chart Recorder Provides Hard Copies of Results

Applications

  • Telephony
  • Computer/LAN
  • CATV
  • Power Companies
  • Agriculture
  • PCB Manufacturers
  • Cable Manufacturers
  • Airlines

The 1500C Series is designed to quickly and easily locate opens, shorts, crimps, and other defects in metallic cables. The 1502C can measure up to 2,000 feet (625 meters).

Using a process similar to radar, the 1500C Series transmits electrical pulses down the cable under test. Impedance changes in the cable reflect some of the pulse energy back to the MTDR. The reflections are displayed on a backlit, HyperTwist, high-contrast nematic LCD display. The characteristics of the displayed trace allow the user to determine the nature of the cable fault.

When testing 50 Ω cable with a Vp of 0.66, the 1502C allows the determination of 0.5 Ω cable faults. Multiple faults can be measured as close as 0.8 inch. The 1502C measures 50 Ω impedance.

Typical Cable Measurements
  • Distance to faults
  • Cable propagation velocity
  • Cable return loss in dB
  • Faulty taps and unterminated line in LAN and CATV networks

Characteristics

Electrical

Test Signal - Step rise.

Amplitude - 300 mV nominal into 50 Ω load.

System Risetime - 10% to 90%, 200 ps (1.15 in./2.92 cm).

Output Impedance - 50 Ω.

Electrostatic Discharge Protection - 1 kV/500 pF/1 kΩ.

Maximum Range - 2,000 ft. (625 m).

Distance Readout Resolution - 0.05 in. (0.12 cm).

Noise Filtering - 1 to 128 averages.

Vertical Scale - 0.5 mp/div to 500 mp/div.

Vertical Accuracy - ±3% full scale.

Distance/Division - 0.1 ft./div to 200 ft./div (0.025 m/div to 50 m/div).

Horizontal Accuracy - 1.6 inches (0.041 m) or ±1% of measured distance plus uncertainty in Vp, whichever is greater (for Vp = 0.66 and Dist/Div = 1 ft.).

Environmental

Meets capabilities of type III, class 3, style C instruments (except EMI where it meets FCC; Part 15,3,A, and VDE 0871, class B) as prescribed by MIL-T-28800C.

Power

Source Power -

AC Line: 115/230 V.

Battery: Internal 12 V.

Safety - UL1244, CSA231, EN61010-1.

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions

cm

in.

Weight

kg

lbs.

Height

17

6.5

Width

30

12

Depth

48

19

Net

10

23

Warranty

One year parts and labor.

Ordering Information

1502C

Metallic TDR.

Includes: Operator's Manual (070-7169-01), 50 Ω BNC Terminator (011-0123-00), Precision 50 Ω Cable (012-1350-00), BNC Female-to-Female Adapter (103-0028-00), Accessory Pouch (016-0814-00), Option Port Cover (200-3737-00), Calculator Slide Rule (003-0700-00), AC Power Cord, Spare Fuse, Internal Battery (040-1276-01). Please specify power plug when ordering.

Options

Opt. 04 - YT1 chart recorder.

Opt. 05 - Metric default.

Power Plug Options

Opt. A0 - US Plug, 115 V, 60 Hz.

Opt. A1 - Euro Plug, 220 V, 50 Hz.

Opt. A2 - UK Plug, 240 V, 50 Hz.

Opt. A3 - Australian Plug, 240 V, 50 Hz.

Opt. A4 - N. American Plug, 240 V, 50 Hz.

Opt. A5 - Swiss Plug, 220 V, 50 Hz.

Service

Opt. C3 - Calibration Service 3 Years.

Opt. C5 - Calibration Service 5 Years.

Opt. D1 - Calibration Data Report.

Opt. D3 - Calibration Data Report 3 Years (with Option C3).

Opt. D5 - Calibration Data Report 5 Years (with Option C5).

Opt. R3 - Repair Service 3 Years.

Opt. R5 - Repair Service 5 Years.

Recommended Accessories

Additional Internal Battery - 040-1276-01.

YT1 Chart Recorder - YT1S.

Chart Paper, 1 Roll - Order 006-7647-00.

Chart Paper, 25 Rolls - Order 006-7677-00.

Chart Paper, 100 Rolls - Order 006-7681-00.

1502C Service Manual - Order 070-7168-02.

BNC Female-to-dual Banana Plug Adapter - Order 103-0090-00.

BNC Male-to-dual Binding Post Adapter - Order 103-0035-00.

BNC Female-to-N Male Adapter - Order 103-0045-00.

BNC Female-to-F Male Adapter - Order 103-0158-00.

BNC Male-to-N Female Adapter - Order 103-0058-00.

BNC Male-to-UHF Female Adapter - Order 103-0032-00.

BNC Termination, 75 Ω - Order 011-0102-01.

BNC 50 Ω/93 Ω Adapter (1502C) - Order 017-0092-00.

BNC 50 Ω/125 Ω Adapter (1502C) - Order 017-0090-00.




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