|Spanish Version Fault Wizard Description|
Utility Products - Fault Wizard is a portable, inexpensive, and user-friendly
system for URD primary cable fault location using automated arc-reflection
technology and includes Hi-Pot (10kV), HV TDR and cycle (thumper) modes
for pinpointing faults in underground primary and mining cables. The display
shows the distance in feet or meters to the fault location. The display
also shows the fault type (open or short), the battery voltage, the velocity
of propagation setting, the charge voltage, and whether the system is
armed for waveform storage for retrieval and viewing on a computer (desktop
or laptop) by utilizing the Fault Wizard Software. However, as stated
before, viewing of the waveforms is not required since the Fault Wizard
gives an automatic readout of distance to the fault location. Since the
system is battery operated, it can be used in remote locations.
The Fault Wizard will shoot through transformers and will locate faults up to 10,000 feet. Therefore, the Fault Wizard is great for faulted-cable section isolation. The impulse voltage is variable, which allows low-voltage pulsing and minimum damage to cables. The system has a cycle mode for use in pinpointing the fault with a headset listening device. However, the Fault Wizard has sufficient power to often be felt and heard above ground.