Ever since electrical cables have been used to distribute electricity, electrical utilities have been faced with the potentially dangerous task of having to safely identify (ID) a cable, either at its ends or somewhere along its length.
There are many reasons for wanting to correctly identify a cable along its length including the need to cut or “spike” a cable to install a new accessory like a transformer or splice or the need to identify the location of the phases in the cable. Both these requirements can be addressed using the EZ Cable ID instrument.
The EZ-Cable ID can be used on de-energized and/or energized cables with the optional inductive clamps. The EZ Cable-ID unit can be used on LV, MV and Transmission class cables, Extruded insulated (XLPE/EPR/PVC) or PILC type cables from as little as a few feet / meters to many miles in length. Simple, point to point cables to complex network type cables with multiple branches can be identified. The instrument can identify one, two or three cables or cores in one identification process.
Before cutting the cable, the operator can not only identify the correct cable, but also identify the phases under the jacket of the cable. The instrument will also measure and display any resultant 50/60 Hz current that may be present in the cable.
The EZ-Cable ID comes complete with one easy to use Transmitter (TX), one Receiver (RX) with LCD backlit display in a rubber holster and integrated batteries, AC power cord, test leads with alligator clips, manual, quick start guide, and a Flexible Pick Up Sensor.