TX2002 is a professional Graphical Time Domain Reflectometer designed
to detect and locate faults on copper communication cables up to
a distance of 3500m (11,700ft). In addition to the TDR capabilities
of the TX2002, a built in tone generator (oscillator) can be used
to transmit a warbling tone into the cable, or pairs within the
cable, enabling detection, tracing, and pair identification using
a standard probe receiver.
The combination of these two functions
within one cable fault locating product enables the communication
engineer to reduce the number of separate test instruments required,
and therefore provides a more cost effective and convenient solution.
The TX2002 is housed in a rugged,
custom designed enclosure, manufactured from flame retardant ABASE,
and incorporating dust and waterproof protection to IMP 54 to ensure
it meets the tough demands of field use. The TX2002 is also approximately
half the size of competitive units making it more convenient to
carry and use.
With UK list price of £499.00,
the TX2002 sits at between half and two thirds the list prices of
the closest competitive products, and contains the additional toner
function, not currently available in any competitive units.
The TX2002 is aimed
at all communications engineers and technicians, telecom fault teams
and linesman, and contractors to the communication industries.
More broadly, target
end users include Telecom Companies (RBOC's, CLEC's, PTT's, etc.),
Cable Television (CATV) and Cable Internet Service Providers, as well
as Government and Military organisations.
TDR Cable Fault Locator and Toner in One Instrument
Half the Size, Weight, and Cost of other TDR's
64 x 128 Electroluminescent LCD
Custom Enclosure designed for Field Use
and Waterproof to IP54
Fault Location up to 3500m (11,700ft)
The TX2002 can locate the presence
of cable faults, including shorts, opens, taps, splices, water ingress
and other impedance anomalies, on copper communication cables up
to a distance of 3500m (11,700ft)
Suitable for all types of Communication Cable
The TX2002 has selectable 50, 75 and 100 Ohm impedance ranges
making it suitable for use on all types of metallic communication
cable including Coaxial and Twisted Pair. Velocity of propagation
is variable between 1% and 99%, in 1% increments.
Auto Ranging Scale linked to Cursor Position
The TX2002 has five measurement ranges, the most appropriate
of which is automatically selected by the instrument dependent on
the position of the cursor. This function reduces the time spent
in the field locating the cable fault or anomaly.
Built in Tone Generator (Oscillator)
With a built in tone generator, injecting an oscillating signal
between 810Hz and 1110Hz onto the cable under test, the operator
can trace the cable and also identify pairs within a bundle, using
a standard tone probe. This function removes the need for a separate
toner, which is both more convenient and cost effective.
Single Shot or Continuous Sampling Output Pulse
For simple faults the TX2002 can be used in Single Shot mode where
a test pulse is only transmitted each time a cursor key is pressed.
This function conserves battery life. For more elusive faults the
test button can be held down, whereby the TX2002 will transmit 6.7
test pulses per second. This rate is 6.7 times that of most equivalent
competitive products, and makes the TX2002 more likely to identify
Ultra-Bright 64 x 128 Electroluminescent LCD
The TX2002 features
an ultra-bright 64 x 128 electroluminescent LCD ensuring that the
instrument display is clearly visible under all lighting conditions
and with adequate pixel resolution to ensure accurate fault location
Built into a Tough Water & Dust Proof ABS Enclosure
The TX2002 is built into a custom designed ABS enclosure capable
of withstanding a drop of 1m onto concrete. It also incorporates
an impact resistant ABS display window and is protected against
the ingress of dust and water to IP54. These qualities ensure the
suitability and survival of the product under extreme field conditions.
The smallest and lightest Graphical TDR in its class.
up less space than equivalent products.
and more convenient to carry and use.
Combines the functionality of a TDR and Toner in one unit.
the need to have and carry a separate TDR and Toner.
on Money and Space and is more convenient.
Auto ranging capability.
the need for the operator to manually change ranges.
B Speeds up testing time and
therefore reduces down time and costs.
Single shot or 6,7pulses per second testing.
the operator to select appropriate mode for testing.
battery life and enables intermittent fault location.
Ultra-Bright Electroluminescent LCD
display is visible under all lighting conditions.
readability in bright sunlight or dark cupboards.
64 x 128 Pixel Display Resolution
a high quality fault trace on the display.
accurate cursor positioning and accuracy of measurements.
Variable Velocity of Propagation.
the operator to set the Vp (speed that a pulse travels along a cable)
according to the cable insulation material.
B Ensures accurate fault distance
indication for all types of cable insulation.
Selectable Cable Impedance.
the output of the TDR to be precisely matched to the impedance of
the cable under test ensuring all of the transmitted pulse enters
B The greater the transmitted
pulse entering the cable the larger the amplitude of the reflected
pulses, allowing greater fault distances to be measured.
Selectable Cable Impedance.
Automatically removes the launch pulse from the TDR display.
B Reduces display clutter and
eases identification of cable faults.
User selectable units of distance measurement.
Operator can set the instrument to operate in metres or feet.
B Enables the distance to the
fault to be displayed in the units most desired.
Housed in a rugged, custom designed ABS enclosure.
of withstanding a 1m drop onto concrete.
the product suitable for real life field use.
Housed in self-extinguishing flame retardant ABS case.
product will not catch light in case of massive overload.
case of accidental connection to a HV supply the operator remains
Ingress protected to IP54.
against the ingress of Dust and Water.
that the product will not be damaged in dusty or wet conditions.
Switched Mode Power Supply and Battery Management.
hours continuous use or 4000 hours standby from 4 AA cells.
battery life reduces the cost of ownership.
Automatic power down.
will automatically switch off after 3 minutes inactivity.
Complete with Tool Belt holster.
the instrument and makes it easy to carry.
the operators hands free.
Manufactured to International Standards.
Quality, Safety and Reliability.
of mind for the discerning customer.
A Short Note on
The TX2002 is used
for cable fault locating on virtually all types of cable including
twisted pair, coaxial, and parallel conductor.
The TX2002 transmits pulses
of a known shape and amplitude into one end of a cable that travel
along the cable at a speed determined by its velocity of propagation.
Vp is a ratio of the speed of light.
pulses reach impedance changes in the insulation of the cable, indicative
of a fault, reflections are caused that travel back along the cable
and are identified by the TX2002.
The size, shape and general nature of the reflected pulses indicate
the type of fault encountered, and the time taken for the pulse
to be reflected enables an accurate measurement of distance to the
fault to be determined.
Continuity and performance
of service of modern communications systems is of paramount importance,
and all new installations and modifications to existing installations
must be tested to ensure trouble free operation. Additionally, in
the case of a fault in the cable infrastructure, it is necessary
to identify, locate and rectify the situation in as little time
as possible, ensuring rapid return of the service.
These products are used
and Telecommunication Engineers and Contractors for testing cable
installations as part of a routine preventative maintenance programme.
In addition, during, or after work on, all new cable installations
and modifications to existing cable installations, tests can be
made to ensure performance criteria are met.
involved in the location of cable faults as part of a responsive
or routine maintenance programme.
Electrical Inspectors performing quality checks following work on
all new cable installations, and modifications to existing cable
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