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PFL-1000, PFL-4000 and PFL-5000 power fault locator systems from Macey’s Electrical

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The PFL-1000, PFL-4000, and PFL-5000 power fault locator systems, available from Macey's Electrical , are compact and powerful fault location systems for underground residential distribution (URD) systems.

All three power fault locator systems integrate the tools of cable fault locating into one package: dc/tester burner, surge generator and radar coupling.

When configured with the DART Cable Analysis System, the instruments provide the following fault location techniques:

  • Time Domain Reflectometry
  • Digital Arc Reflection
  • Surge Pulse Reflection
  • Differential Arc Reflection

The PFL-1000 fault locator system is designed for installation into the tool bin of a utility service truck. High discharge energy ensures maximum performance on short, medium or long URD loop circuits.

The PFL-4000 is designed for portability, featuring all the basic fault locating tools in one rugged base package. It is a flexible stand-alone unit with the capability of mounting the DART in a hinged lid.

The PFL-5000 provides all basic fault locating tools in a convenient vehicle-mount package. It is a suitable solution for outfitting URD trouble vehicles with a strong fault locating system.

The PFL-1000, PFL-4000, and PFL-5000 power fault locator systems deliver a maximum energy surge of 1536 Joules at 16kV, providing necessary energy to condition and break down faults in cable, joints and terminations. The power fault systems also provide a 20kV proof tester and a 60mA burner for testing and conditioning cable faults.

The power fault locators are suitable tools for isolating a faulted cable section between transformers with one surge and measuring distance to the fault.

Series includes the PFL-1000, PFL-4000 and PFL-5000.

Multiple test modes

  • Arc Reflection
  • Surge Pulse Reflection
  • High-voltage Surge
  • Proof and Burn

Integrated coupling for arc reflection and surge pulse reflection

  • Auto range
  • Auto fault distance
  • Operator assist mode

Benefits:

  • Multiple techniques reduce fault location time and cable maintenance costs
  • Fault pre-location extends cable life by minimising stress
  • Rugged construction designed to endure years of hard use
  • Ease of use reduces training time and maximises investment
  • Fast isolation of faulted cable section between transformers reduces outage time

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