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Arc Chaser™ Testing & Monitoring TDR

21st Century Dual Mode TDR for Testing and Monitoring Energized and Unenergized Cables

The Arc Chaser Dual Mode TDR is capable of finding faults (Opens, Shorts, Arc Faults) on fully energized cables up to 600 Volts. Arc Chaser can monitor live cables for intermittent conditions, capturing these “events” and reporting where and when they occur. Using advanced Spread Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry (SSTDR), Arc Chaser is capable of accuracy to fault of better than 1%.

  • Works on both energized or unenergized cables
    Arc Chaser™ Testing & Monitoring TDR

    Arc Chaser™ Testing & Monitoring TDR

    Discover cable events which can only be shown under load

  • Monitors intermittent arc faults, opens and shorts
    Find faults caused by vibration that are otherwise hidden
  • Shows results in graphical or text format
    Clear and simple view of faults
  • Saves reports, transferrable to PCs for storage, and printing
    Maintain history of information
  • Cable fault finding
    Easily verify quality of entire cable length
  • Tone generation
    Signal tracing of cables
  • Cable Test Setup
    Walks users through cable test setup
  • Self-calibrates to maintain accuracy over time or due to environmental change
    No metrology calibration required
  • English or Metric Measurements
    International applications
  • 600V Category II
    Meets full international requirements for working on energized cables.
  • Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Pack
    8-10 hours of battery power in the field




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Arc Chaser Datasheet Sheet                                                             PDF Download PDF
Arc Chaser Quick Start Guide PDF Download PDF
Arc Chaser User Manual PDF Download PDF

Physical Features

Color Touch Screen Display
Easy to navigate in all lighting environments
Compact Form Factor
Usable in tight space environments
3rd Generation Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries
8-10 hours of continuous use.
Benchtop, Handheld, or Hung Up
Easy to use for field flight line and production work
Uses Modular Cable Interfaces
Can connect to many different types of systems
Waterproof/Shock Resistant Transport Case
Protects equipment in harsh conditions
SD Card for Data File Transfer of Cable Tests
Easy to maintain report files and save for later viewing
Upgradeable Firmware
Stay up to date with cable settings, features and enhanced software upgrades.


Measurement Technology Spread Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry
U.S. Patents and Patents Pending
Power Wall power voltage input Range: 10→28V, 20W
Arc Chaser will run with wall power down to 4V, however batteries will not charge unless input voltage is greater than 10V.
Totex battery pack, with four LIO Rechargeable Cells.
Full screen brightness, dynamic test, 7.8V battery: 335mA.
0→100% brightness, @7.8V: 90mA
Typical battery current: 185mA
Low power mode (or timed out): 70mA;
Off mode: 420 μA board (+500uA battery pack circuitry.)
Maximum Range 12,000 ft (3,657m) at .999 VOP
Maximum testable cable length varies with VOP and cable type.
VOP (%) with 3 digit precision ranging from 20.0% to 99.9%
Output Connector Banana Jacks 600V CAT II
Leader Cable Cable Assembly, 5 ft. (1.5m) 600 Volt CAT III, 95 Ohm
Battery Life Battery Pack, initial 5200 mA-hr (typical):
Operating at static screen, or occasional static test: 185mA (assuming 65% LCD brightness)
Dynamic Operation : 280mA (assuming 65% LCD brightness)
Low power – 70mA, assuming full charge of 5000mAH, 71 hours.
Off - 420 μA board (+500uA battery pack circuitry.)
Altitude 6,500 ft (2,000 m)
Temperature Operating: (-10 if standard crystal) -20 to 70°C);
Storage:  (-30 to 80°C)
Humidity 10 to 90% non-condensing
Enclosure High-strength PC/ABS plastic with V0 rating with boot
Size 2.41”H x 4.18”W x 9.03”L (6.12 x 10.61 x 22.94 cm)
Weight With batteries: 1 lb 9 oz (862 g)
Complies with ANSI/ISA 82.02.01 (61010-1) 2004, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No 61010-1-04, UL 6101B (2003) and IEC/EN 61010-1 2nd Edition for measurement Category III, 600 V, EMC EN61326-1
Warranty 1 Year


Optional Accessories

Product Number Description


TrakAll Tone Probe


Adapter: Multi-Pin Connectors