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Power Prowler™

T3 Power Prowler
ADDITIONAL IMAGES:
Power Prowler PLR600 Power Prowler KitCA010 Meter Leads WebOptional Accessory: Twin Leader CableOptional Accessory: Flanged crocodile clips: red and black 600V CAT III UL/CSAFault Location Mode with Power Cord AdapterDMM Mode with Power Cord AdapterPower Prowler angled with Kickstand
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
 
Digital Multimeter
 
  • 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
 
Other Features
 
  • Three selectable languages: English, Spanish and French
  • Soft keys for increased versatility

 

 

 
Downloads
PDF Power Prowler Data Sheet
PDF Power Prowler Quick Start Guide
PDF Power Prowler User Manual
FAQ: 

FAQ

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.

Optional Accessories

Product Number Description

CA008
Leader Cable 600V CAT III

AD009
Flanged crocodile clips: red and black 600V CAT III UL/CSA

AD006
Multi-Pin Adapters

CA009
Cable Assembly, Power Cord to 3 Banana Plugs

 

  • Large color LCD display
  • Easy-to-use
  • High quality industrial grade accessories and adapters
  • Built-in list of cable types and their VOP values
  • Audio indication when a change/fault is detected
  • Favorites list for commonly tested cable types
  • Capable of accuracy to fault of better than 1%
  • Control over powersaving features such as auto-off and backlight dim
  • Multilingual (English, French, Spanish)

Digital Multimeter

  • DC Volts, 10M Ohm input impedance
  • AC Volts, 10M Ohm input impedance
  • AC Volts with a lower impedance to reduce ambient noise pickup
  • Continuity with audible signal for low resistance
  • Ohms measurement 

Fault Location

  • Quick picture of existing cable faults & condition
  • Measures accurate distance to shorts or open faults
  • Measures cable length
  • Library of common cable type VOP values
  • VOP Calibration

Live Event Detection

  • Continuous monitoring for intermittent faults
  • Detect, locate and characterize cable faults
  • Ability to time stamp events

Specifications

Measurement Technology Spread Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry
U.S. Patents and Patents Pending
Multi-Meter Section
Description Range Resolution Accuracy (% + counts)
DC Volts 600V
400.0V
40.00V
4.000V
1V
0.1V
0.01V
0.001V
±(0.5% + 2)
Auto-V LoZ
True-rms
600V
400.0V
40.00V
4.000V
1V
0.1V
0.01V
0.001V
±(2.0% + 3) DC, 45~500 Hz
±(4.0% + 3) DC, 500~1 KHz
AC Volts
True-rms
600V
400.0V
40.00V
4.000V
1V
0.1V
0.01V
0.001V
±(1.0% + 3) DC, 45~500 Hz
±(2.0% + 3) DC, 500~1 KHz
Ohms 400.0 KΩ
4.000 KΩ
40.00 KΩ
400.0 MΩ
4.000 MΩ
0.1Ω
0.001 KΩ
0.01 KΩ    
0.1 MΩ
0.001 MΩ
±(0.9% + 2)
±(0.9% + 2)
±(0.9% + 2)
±(0.9% + 2)
±(0.9% + 2)
Languages English, French, and Spanish
Power 6 AA alkaline batteries, typical battery current:
Off mode - 4.25 uA
Multimeter mode: 81mA with backlight, 41mA dim backlight
Fault Location: 82mA - one test per minute with backlight
Live Event Detection: 115 mA when active with backlight, 75 mA dim backlight
Battery Life 6 AA alkaline batteries
Standby - life of the battery
Operating - 20 to 30 hours, mode dependent
Batteries are included
Maximum Range 12,000 ft (3,657 m) at .999 VOP
Maximum testable cable length varies with VOP and cable type.
VOP (%) with 3 digit precision ranging from 20.0% to 99.9%
Output Connector Banana Jacks 600V CAT III
Leader Cable Cable Assembly, 5 ft. (1.5 m) 600 Volt CAT III, 95 Ohm
Altitude 6,500 ft. (2,000 m) operating
Temperature Operating: 14 to 122°F (-10 to 50°C);
Storage: -4 to +140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Humidity 10 to 90% non-condensing
Enclosure High-strength PC/ABS plastic with V0 rating with boot
Size 1.85”H x 3.6”W x 6.8”L (4.7 x 9.15 x 17.3 cm)
Weight With batteries: 1 lb 2 oz (510 g)
Safety
Compliances
Complies with ANSI/ISA 82.02.01 (61010-1) 2004, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No 61010-1-04, UL 6101B (2003) and IEC/EN 61010-1 2nd Edition for measurement Category III, 600 V, EMC EN61326-1
Warranty 1 Year

 

FAQ

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.

Specification Sheet

Power Prowler™ Specification Sheet PDF

 

Ordering Information

Product Number Description


PLR600

  • Power Prowler Main Unit
  • DMM Meter Leads 600V CAT III
  • Leader Cable: 5 feet 600V CAT III
  • Flanged crocodile clips: red and black 600V CAT III
  • BNC (F) to Double Banana Plug
  • BNC (M) to F Connection (F)
  • Hanging T3 Pouch

 

Optional Accessories

Product Number Description

CA008
Leader Cable 600V CAT III

AD009
Flanged crocodile clips: red and black 600V CAT III UL/CSA

AD006
Multi-Pin Adapters

CA009
Cable Assembly, Power Cord to 3 Banana Plugs