Hipotronics PTC-2 Cable ID & Phase Tracer

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Hipotronics PTC-2 Cable ID & Phase Tracer
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Hipotronics PTC-2
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PTC-2 Datasheet
Ideal for identifying individual phases of 3-phase direct buried or conduit installed cable. The PTC-2 is designed to positively identify the cable phases in a location where many cables come together, as in a manhole. This type of cable is used in power circuits, feeders and distribution networks. The device will also identify the individual phases in a three-phase power cable. The PTC-2 has three major components: a pulse transmitter, a pulse detector (phase tracer) and a pick up coil. For best results the cable should be disconnected from any load impedance with the three-phase conductors tied together and grounded at the far end. However, the device will operate satisfactorily while still connected to low impedance loads.
  • Effective Identification - device can be used on shielded cable, unshielded cable and lead-jacketed cable

  • Complete, compact and portable - for simple and quick use in the field
  • Simple Operation - with a minimal amount of user training testing can begin
Hipotronics PTC-2 Features
  • Transmitter
    • Continuously adjustable output current
    • Low operating voltage
    • Output ammeter
    • Input circuit breaker switch with "on" pilot light
  • Detector
    • High gain transistor amplifier circuit
    • Sensitive pickup coil
    • Rotary switch with "off" plus five sensitivity level
    • 50 division meter indicating relative strength of signal
Hipotronics PTC-2 Specs
Input Voltage Input 120 Volts, 60 Hz OR 220 Volts, 50 Hz (15 Amps, Single Phase )
Output 0 V – 30 V at 30 Amps
Pulse Shape Square wave; width -- 830 milliseconds
Repetition Rate “Continuous” 1, 2 and 3 pulses every 5 seconds, in A, B, and C phase respectively