Model Number: TLA300
3-In-One DMM/TDR Cable Fault Finder for Energized or Unenergized Cables
The Power Prowler™ multi-function time-domain reflectometry (TDR) cable fault finder can identify faulty cables and has the ability to accurately measure the distance to the fault. The Power Prowler can be used on energized or un-energized cables and is suitable for AC and DC voltages up to 600 volts and incorporates a Live Event Detection function that’s ideal for pinpointing intermittent faults.
The digital multimeter function measures AC and DC voltages, impedance and continuity. A special low impedance function (LoZ) function is available to eliminate ghost voltages caused by EMI interference from associated equipment and drives.
The easy-to-use Power Prowler is supplied with a convenient hanging pouch, cable leads, a range of connectors and has a bright, easy-to-read, full-color screen. Additional optional cable accessories can be ordered separately.
Cable Fault Detection
- Identify shorts and open circuits using time-domain reflectometry (TDR)
- Measure distance to fault and total cable length
- Selectable velocity of propagation (VOP) feature, including library of common cables
- VOP calibration feature
- Cable and fault information shows on screen
- Hold function to retain information for further use
Live Event Detection
- Monitor cables for intermittent faults
- Automatically stop test once fault identified
- Retain information on screen until cleared
- Time stamp the fault
- Selectable VOP
- True AC RMS voltage measurement up to 600 volts at frequencies between DC and 1 KHz, 10 MΩ input impedance
- DC voltage measurement from 0-600 volts, 10 MΩ input impedance
- Auto AC/DC LoZ voltage measurement with low (1 kΩ) input impedance to eliminate ghost voltages caused by EMI
- Resistance measurement
- Continuity testing
- Manual and auto ranging
- Maximum and minimum voltage measurement
- Three selectable languages: English, Spanish and French
- Soft keys for increased versatility
|Power Prowler Data Sheet|
|Power Prowler Quick Start Guide|
|Power Prowler User Manual|
Q. What is SSTDR?
A. SSTDR stands for spread spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry. It differs from traditional TDR measurement devices by using multiple spread spectrum signals.
Q. Can the Power Prowler measure a single conductor?
A. No, TDR and SSTDR require two conductors to measure a wire or cable
Q. What’s the Difference between Fault Location and Live Event Detection?
A. The Fault Location test performs a single cable measurement to a fault. The Live Intermittent Fault Detection will monitor a cable and identify an intermittent fault.
Q. Why do cable measurements like Romex differ in length using the Power Prowler when coiled vs. uncoiled?
A. The cable impedance can be affected by coiling it because it creates inconsistency between the spacing of the conductors which can affect the VOP value.
Q. I don’t know what my cable VoP is.
A. The Power Prowler can discover your cable’s VoP in the Fault Location menu. Connect to a known length of cable that’s at least 15ft long (for best accuracy, connect to a 50ft or longer cable). Press the CAL soft key and use the up and down arrow buttons to enter the length of the cable. Press the test button to calibrate. Please refer to the instruction manual for more details.
Q. Why does the voltage fluctuate in Multi-Meter mode?
A. The Power Prowler has a high sensitivity digital multi meter mode. Fluctuations will be detected and displayed. If the voltage fluctuation is significant, select Min/Max soft key, then select the “Average” soft key.
Q. What is the warranty on the Power Prowler?
A. One year from date of purchase.
|Leader Cable 600V CAT III|
|Flanged crocodile clips: red and black 600V CAT III UL/CSA|
|Cable Assembly, Power Cord to 3 Banana Plugs|