T&D World Magazine

System Finds Faults Underground

The Fault Wizard from Innovative Utility Products is a portable fault location system for primary underground cable. The device will shoot through transformers and will locate faults up to 10,000 feet.

The product is suitable for faulted-cable section isolation. The impulse voltage is variable, which allows low-voltage pulsing and minimum damage to cables. The system has a cycle mode for use in pinpointing the fault with a headset listening device.

In addition to being able to be used below ground, the product has sufficient power to often be felt and heard above ground.

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