Long Haul Submarine Cable Test Set Model 5903

The Tinsley 5903 Long Haul Submarine Cable Test Set brings the latest technology to the tried and tested DC methods of cable fault location for both repeatered and un-repeatered systems.

The more common test procedures which are associated with the location of types of cable fault such as "open circuits" and "shunt faults" are preprogrammed into the instrument. This allows the procedure to be carried out automatically therefore eliminating operator errors and reducing the uncertainty of the predicted fault position. The instrument may be set for a wide range of voltage and current limits making it suitable for use with most submarine communication cable systems. Safety being an important feature, the instrument gives a continuous indication of the state of charge of the cable under test and will automatically disallow current, voltage or polarity changes to be made until any voltage on the cable has fallen to a level which is safe for both the cable and the instrument. To ensure complete operator safety a number of interlocks operate disconnecting all power before access is allowed to the high voltage areas. The setting up of the instrument is via the menu driven touch screen display. This display is also used to indicate the progress of a test procedure during its implementation. The Ethernet interface is designed for high speed full duplex communication between modules. All functions may also be controlled via a computer and data obtained may be stored for future analysis. This interface may also be used to enable two 5903's to be connected to communicate with each other when carrying out double ended tests such as "no loss of current".

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See the table below for a run-down of this product's specifications.

Ohmeter - Conductor Resistance Measurement
Resistance Range  
Display Resolution  
Accuracy*
1Ω to 9.9Ω
0.0001Ω
±2%
10Ω to 99.9Ω
0.001Ω
±1%
100Ω to 999.9Ω
0.01Ω
±0.5%
5000.01Ω to 10000Ω
0.1Ω
±0.05%
Current Control
Polarity
Selectable positive "+" or negative "-
Level
May be set from 100µA to 1A with a resolution of 100µ
Compliance
Selectable at any value between 10V to 6KV with a resolution of 0.1V
Preset limits 50V, 100V, 500V, 1000V and 5000
Measurement Range  
Display Resolution  
Accuracy
20mA
0.001mA
±0.025%
200mA
0.01mA
±0.025%
2A
0.1mA
±0.025%
Voltage Control mode 
Level may be set from10V to 6000V with resolution of 0.1
Measurement Range  
Display Resolution  
Accuracy
10V to 94.999V
0.001V
±0.02%
95V to 949.99V
0.01V
±0.02%
950V to 10KV
0.1V
±0.02%

Direct reading capacitance measurements between 1µF and 1F. Incorporating automatic
compensation for leakage and series resistance evenly distributed along cable length.

Range  

Resolution  

Accuracy*

Measurement Cycle 

1µF
0.001µF
±5%
5mA / 1S / 5000V
10µF
0.01µF
±0.6%
5mA / 10S / 2300V
100µF
0.1µF
±0.3%
10mA / 10S / 2500V
1mF
1µF
±0.3%
20mA / 100S / 2500V
10mF
10µF
±0.3%
50mA / 500S / 2500V
100mF
100µF
±0.3%
100mA / 1000S / 2500V
1F
100µF
±0.3%
100mA / 5000S / 5000V

Polarity

selectable positive "+" or negative "-"

Range  

Applicable Voltage 

Resolution

Accuracy 

105Ω
100V to 1000V
100Ω
±0.1%
106Ω
250V to 2500V
1KΩ
±1%
107Ω
300V to 2500V
10KΩ
±1%
108Ω
500V to 2500V
100KΩ
±2%
109Ω
1000V to 2500V
1MΩ
±2%

*Accuracies indicated based on measurement of Standard Resistors and Capacitors

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Note: Because of the technical nature of Submarine Cable Testing Equipment and the use and support requirements across international boundaries, the equipment can only be purchased direct from the manufacturer: - Tinsley Precision Instruments in the UK and not through international agents.

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