The Megger 656621 AccuTrace® Cable Route Tracer consists of a transmitter, which energizes the line with a traceable signal, and a portable receiver, which detects the signal. The transmitter can energize the line either by magnetic induction from a built-in antenna or by direct conductive connection to the metallic line.
Energizing the line conductively provides increased tracing distance and minimizes signal coupling to other lines. Inductive coupling, which does not require a mechanical connection to the line, permits a buried line to be traced without uncovering or de-energizing it.
The transmitter provides a simple, LO/HI pushbutton to adjust the transmitted signal's strength, and a PULSE button for battery conservation and easy identification of the signal.
The receiver can be used to trace lines using either peaks (detection of the maximum signal) or nulls (detection of the minimum, or zero, signal).
The antenna is swivel-mounted foroperation in vertical, horizontal or 45° mode used to calculate depth. The receiver provides audible and visual indication of detected signal strength. Simple controls adjust sensitivity and amplification, and a jack provides for audio output to an optional headset. Standard AA batteries provide up to 30 hours of continuous operation.
When the receiver is not in use, the telescoping handle retracts for convenient, compact storage.
AccuTrace locates and traces any conductive line such as cable, pipe or metallic conduit. Depth of the line can be established quickly by taking advantage of the swivelmounted antenna. Adding an optional ring clamp to the system provides a stronger inductive signal for tracing in areas with heavy cable activity. Blockages in water pipes such as sewer lines can be found with the use of an optional watertight capsule transmitter. A tape-on transmitter lets the operator locate collapsed duct work.
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