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Cable Prowler™

Test, Map, Profile and Qualify “Dark” Coax Cable Networks

Dark unpowered coax systems give no clue as to their design, condition or configuration. The new Coax Clarifier™ Coax Tester by T3 Innovation makes it simple and easy to discern the layout of a coax network, locate faults on individual cable runs, identify remotes through splitters, and determine cable run length. In addition, separate cable mapper sets allow a technician to map out the entire coax system and measure the quality and characterization of the overall network for carrying services, such as high grade video, surveillance data and HD programming.

  • Fast testing using multiple coax mapper remote sets
  • Quickly discover coax system layout configuration to save time
  • All testing in one unit: Discovery, Quality and Condition
  • Clear concise measurement display for easy understanding of the capability of each run

Spec Sheet: Coax Clarifier Specification Sheet PDF

User Manual: Coax Clarifier™ User Manual PDF


Attach the Coax Clarifier™ testing remotes to each cable end to qualify and map your network in seconds.

Maps runs through splitters to show an accurate picture of the coax system layout using up to 6 Coax RF Remotes. Up to 12 ID Only Coax Remotes also
available for wiremapping on home runs.

Test, map, display, and qualify coax run quality

Identifies cable faults
Displays cable run quality
Detects Coax RF Remotes through splitters
Locates splitters in the system
Tests and grades splitter performance
Measures cable length up to 1,500 feet
Wiremaps up to 12 coax locations

Testing Modes

Coax Run Mapping

Maps runs through splitters to show an accurate picture of the coax system layout using up to 6 Coax RF Remotes. Up to 12 ID Only Coax Remotes are also available for wiremapping on home runs.

Cable Length

Determines cable run length and reports the location of an open or unterminated cable.

Quality of Network

Measures overall network quality and clearly depicts network reading as both a bar graph and a digital return loss number, measured in dB.

Tone Tracing

Traces coax runs with four unique tones to quickly distinguish between respective outlets.

Specifications

Physical Dimensions Size: 17.3 x 8.0 x 3.3 cm (6.8 x 3.15 x 1.3 inches)
Weight: 340 grams (12.0 oz.) With batter
Power 4 AA alkaline batteries
• Standy: 4 years
• Active: 20 hours average
Operating Environment  • Operating temperature: 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F) 
• Storage temperature: -20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F) 
• Humidity: 10% to 90%, non-condensing 
• Altitude:  3,050 meters (10,000ft) maximum
Quality (Return Loss) 0.0 to 40.0 dB
ID Only Coax Remotes
100 ohms maximum DC resistance, center conductor plus shield
Coax RF Remotes
17dB maximum attenuation to remote location (splitters, cable, etc.)
Audio Frequency Tone • 1,000 and 600 Hz – 4 patterns (High only, Low only, 2 warble tones)
• 3.3Vp-p (pin or shield), 6.6Vp-p (both pin and shield) open circuit 
Radio Frequency Tone 10, 20, 30 or 40MHz, 1Vrms into 75 ohms
Battery Low Level Approximately 4 volts
Capacitance Length • Range – 0 to 1,500 ft (457 meters) min at 15pF/ft length constant
• Accuracy – ±5% ±1ft (0.5 m) with correct length constant
• Length Constant Range – 10.0 to 40.0 pF/ft (33 to 131pF/meter)
Compliance  Complies with Conformité Européenne directives.