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EZ-Cable ID®

Cable ID and Phasing

Correct identification of a cable is often required for many types of applications. These include the “cutting in” of a new transformer or switch into an existing cable, correct identification of cables in a trench, manhole, or cable tray, before spiking/cutting- the list goes on.

The EZ-Cable ID® test instrument allows electrical testing personnel to accurately and effectively identify either one or three cables or cores anywhere along the length of the cable in one identification process. This can be done on both single phase and three phase networks. In addition to identifying the correct cable and phase, the resultant current and frequency in a cable can also be measured by the instrument.

The instrument consists of 3 main items: Receiver (Rx), Transmitter (Tx), and inductive clamp/s, all housed in a rugged, injection molded carrying case. The instrument is extremely easy to use and can be powered by either the internal battery, AC mains or from an auxiliary 12V DC supply. The receiver has a backlit LCD display, is battery operated, housed in a rugged, rubber holster and has a flexible pickup coil to easily wrap around cables.

The EZ-Cable ID unit offers enhanced identification of energized cables, even those carrying high load currents that often cause other ID units on the market to malfunction.


  • Extremely simple, menu operated, backlit user interface
  • Simultaneous single and multi (3) phase identification
  • Can be used on energized and de-energized circuits
  • Can be used on single and multicore cables
  • Load current and frequency measurement
  • Non-volatile memory to store parameters
  • 3 cables can be identified in one action
  • Sophisticated algorithm assures accuracy during identifying process
  • Powered by integrated battery or external AC mains
  • Rugged transport case includes accessory pouch
  • Use on LV, MV, and transmission cable systems
  • ID of cables through multiple transformers
  • Flexible pickup coil for congested locations
  • Excellent noise immunity

Output Modes

  • Info coming soon


  • Correct phasing and identification of a three phase cable system, without having to remove any safety grounds on the cable
  • Prevents user from inadvertently changing gain/sensitivity settings
  • Connection error notification– instrument notifies operator of a poor connection hookup

The EZ-Cable ID® is CE certified.

Optional Accessories

  • 900 010 - Clamp-on CTs (CAT III 600V)
  • 900 030 - Receiver (RX) Extension Cable
  • 900 031 - L1 & L2 Extension Cables (Pair)
  • 900 104 - Line Output Test Lead with Clamps
  • 900 105 - CT Paralleling Test Leads (Pair)
  • 900 106 - Transport Case for (2) Clamp-on CTs
  • 900 111 - RX Handheld Pickup Sensor "PUC"
EZ-Cable IDxi3 Complete Set

Technical Specifications

Input Supply Voltage
Integrated Battery: 12V SLA (Sealed Lead Acid), 2.9Ahr
AC Shore Power: 85 ~ 264VAC, 47~440HZ / 120-370VDC
Auxiliary DC: 12V DC auto type supply [9.6~15V DC reverse protected]
Output Pulse Voltage
125V peak, single phase or three phase
Output Pulse Cycling
Single Phase ~1.2 seconds average; Three phase ~3.6 seconds average
Output Pulse Current
100A max. Actual current dependent on loop impedance
Power Consumption
Battery Status
LED indication: Full (Green), Medium (Amber), Low (Red), Critical (Blinking Red)
Battery Life
7 hrs (Single Phase)
Charging Time
4.5 hrs
Pulse Indication

LED and audio for each channel with status indication
Environmental Protection

Operating Temperature

14 ~130°F / -10 ~55°C

9.4” x 4.7” x 3.5”
240 x 120 x 90 mm

4.6 lbs / 2.1 kg

Input Supply Voltage
4 AA Batteries (6.0V nominal), Alkaline or rechargeable
Power Frequency Current
0 ~ 500A (50/60 Hz) +/- 10% at reading, Resolution: 0.1A
Non-volatile storage of ID parameters
128 x 64 pixel, monochrome
Battery Life
>24 hrs
Environmental Protection

Operating Temperature

14 ~130°F / -10 ~ 55°C
Signal Detection Sensor

Flexible pickup coil, ID: 180mm/7.0” (CAT III 1000V)

9.4” x 4.7” x 2.2”
240 x 120 x 55mm

1.6 lbs / 0.7 kg

Note: Due to continuous development, the information may change without notice.

Tan Delta
Partial Discharge