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Snap Shot™ Cable Fault Finder

Snap Shot
CA001 Cable Assembly, Insulated Push-On F to RJ45 PlugCA002 Cable Assembly, Insulated  BNC to Alligator ClipsCA003 Cable Assembly, Insulated  Push-On F-Conn to Alligator ClipsAD001  F-Connector Coupler, High Performance F81AD002  Adapter, F-Jack  to BNC JackSSK250
Model Number: Cable Fault Finder & Length Measurement TDR

Cable Fault Finder and Length Measurement TDR

Accurately finds cable length, impediments in the cable and conditions at the end of every wire in your data, power, or communications/video system up to 3,000 ft.

With the complexity of today’s electrical, data, voice and video signal carrying systems, you need a cable fault locator time domain reflectometer tool that is fast, accurate and easy to use to see down the wire and show the exact conditions that exist. Snap Shot™ is that tool. Made in America with American Spread Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry technology, Snap Shot™ is the new 21st century tool for cable fault location for every type of cable in any industry. Advanced Spread Spectrum TDR technology works in all wire environments and is immune to voltage, current, or data stream disruptions. See the true picture of your wiring and cable systems with the Snap Shot™ cable fault detector and length measurement tool today.

Spec Sheet: Snap Shot™ Specification Sheet PDF

User Manual: Snap Shot™ User Manual PDF

Snap Shot™ Demo Video

Holds up to two different NVP values for multiple cable tests. 

Ability to calibrate NVP for any cable

Tests length, opens or shorts present on the cable, up to 3,000 ft.

Tone Generation
Produces four different tones for locating cables


  • Works on energized cables
  • Finds cable length or distance to fault from one end
  • Measures cable distance on spool
  • Accuracy of 1% or better
  • Calibrates NVP values
  • Internal memory for storing most used NVP values
  • Large backlit LCD display
  • Built-in tone generator for cable tracing & identification
  • Loop test for continuous testing
  • Displays length reading in feet or meters
  • Auto-off to preserve battery life


Physical Dimensions Size: 17.3 x 8.0 x 3.3 cm (6.8 x 3.15 x 1.3 inches)
Weight: 340 grams (12.0 oz.) With battery
Input Protection To 400 volts pead 50/60 Hz AC or DC
Voltage Warning At maximum of Safety Extra Low Voltage limits (60V peak AC or DC)
• Measurement continues while warning is displayed
Measurement Method Spread Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry (SSTDR)
NVP (VOP) Range 20.0 to 99.9%
NVP Accuracy Range 1% with known NVP and consistent cable parameters
Maximum Length 3,000 ft on cables with low attenuation
Common Cable
Length Ranges
  • Coaxial Cable - 0 to 2,000 feet
  • Data Cable - 0 to 1,500 feet
  • Electrical Cable - 0 to 1,000 feet
Tone Generation 4 selectable tone cadences centered on 1 kHz
  • Constant output amplitude of 3 Vp-p
Power 4 AA alkaline batteries
  • Standby: 4 years
  • Active: 15 hours average
Battery Low Level Approximately 4 volts
Operating Environment
  • Operating temperature: 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F)
  • Humidity: 10% to 90%, non-condensing
  • Altitude: 3,050 meters (10,000ft) maximum
Compliance Complies with Conformité Européenne directives.


Product Downloads

Spec Sheet: Snap Shot™ Specification Sheet PDF

User Manual: Snap Shot™ User Manual PDF

Ordering Information

Product Number Description
SS200 Snap Shot™ Main Unit with CA001, CA002, CA003, AD001 and AD002
SSK250 Snap Shot™ Main Unit with CA001, CA002, CA003, AD001, AD002, TP200 and CP100
CA001 Cable Assembly, Insulated Push on F to RJ45 Plug
CA002 Cable Assembly, Insulated BNC to Alligator clips
Cable Assembly, Insulated Push-On F-Conn to Alligator Clips
AD001 F-Connector Coupler, High Performance F81
AD002 Adapter, F-Jack to BNC Jack
CP100 Hanging T3 Pouch