Time Domain Reflectometers have been around for many years and remain the fastest, most accurate way to pinpoint cabling problems.
Historically, the TDR has been reserved for only large companies and high level engineers. This was due to the complexity of operation and high cost of the instruments. The TDR has been greatly under utilized.
Riser-Bond Instruments recognized these shortcomings and developed the first "little TDR" in the early 1980s. The simplified digital TDR has now become a standard tool for the first level technician. Riser-Bond Instruments' complete product line has been permeated by the concept that test equipment should be simple, accurate, user-friendly, rugged, and high value for the cost.
Due to advances in today's technology, the operation and interpretation of a TDR have been greatly simplified. Because of its ability to identify cable problems, the TDR is now rapidly regaining popularity throughout communications industries.
If a cable is metal and it has at least two conductors, it can be tested by a TDR. TDRs will troubleshoot and measure all types of twisted pair and coaxial cables, both aerial and underground.
TDRs are used to locate and identify faults in all types of metallic paired cable. TDRs can locate major or minor cabling problems including; sheath faults, broken conductors, water damage, loose connectors, crimps, cuts, smashed cables, shorted conductors, system components, and a variety of other fault conditions. In addition, TDRs can be used to test reels of cable for shipping damage, cable shortages, cable usage, and inventory management.
The speed and accuracy of the time domain reflectometer makes it today's preferred method of cable fault location. Although today's instruments are more user friendly, a good understanding of the basic principles and applications of a TDR is essential to successful troubleshooting. Like all new equipment, getting to know the instrument and its operation makesthe TDR a more valuable tool.
|Riser Bond 1205T-OSP||RiserBond 1205 T-OSP Metallic TDR Cable Fault Locator. Rugged for outside plant use. Tests two pairs simultaneously. Easy one button testing. Riser Bond 1205TOSP||$495.00|
|Riser Bond 1205CXA||RiserBond 1205CX-A Metallic TDR Cable Fault Locator. Optimized for CATV / coaxial cable testing. 1205 CXA||$1895.00|
|Riser Bond 1205C||RiserBond 1205C - Metallic TDR Cable Fault Locator. Optimized for CATV / coaxial cable testing.||$1095.00|
|Riser Bond 1205||RiserBond Metallic TDR Cable Fault Locator. 0 - 40,000 ft. Includes optional pulse widths. Rugged for outside plant use. Tests coax or twisted pair.||$995.00|
|Riser Bond 3300||RiserBond 3300 Metallic TDR with dual input, intermittent fault detection & more. Eight distance ranges from 20 to 5000 feet. Overstock Special. Normally $695||$450.00|
|Riser Bond 1270A||RiserBond 1270A Metallic TDR Cable Fault Locator optimized for both COAX and twisted pair testing.||$1595.00|
|Riser Bond 1205CX||RiserBond 1205-CX Meatllic TDR Cable Fault Locator. Optomized for CATV/Coaxial cable testing||$1495.00|
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