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Cable Fault Test Equipment - CET-1500 Capacitive Discharge Fault Locator

Supplier: Maceys Electrical

Product Features

Price Guide (Inc GST): POA

  • Proof Tester, Burner, Thumper in One
  • Self-Contained Unit.
  • 1500 Joules of Impulse Energy.
  • Up to 32kV Capacitive Voltage Discharge.
  • Extremely Light and Small for Rating.
  • Manual or Automatic Thumper Pulse.
  • Up to 32kV Hipot.
  • Up to 160mA Fault Conditioning
  • (Burning) Current (at 8kV).
  • Voltage and Current Indication.
  • Easily Interfaces to Hipotronics HV TDRs and Couplers.


  • Test Wide Range of Cable in a Small Lightweight Package.
  • Delivers More Energy at Lower Voltage.
  • Easily Interfaces to Hipotronics and Other Systems.
  • Higher Energy Allows Testing of Long Cable Lengths and Allows Easier Pinpointing of Problem Faults.
  • Current Meter Allows Leakage Measurements on PILC Cables During Hipot Testing or Fault
  • Conditioning (Burning).
  • Single Shot Discharge Mode Allows Minimal Thumps When Using TDR.


Hipotronics CET-1500 Capacitive Discharge Cable Fault Locator is designed to fill the requirement between the highly portable 5100 First Response Fault Locating System and the higher voltage/energy CF70 Series Capacitive Discharge Fault Locators. The CET-1500 combines high discharge voltage with high discharge energy to allow location of a wide variety of cable faults, especially when used with a Hipotronics HV Digital TDR.

In addition, the controlled energy capability is quite beneficial for testing of XLPE cable where a lower “thump” voltage but higher energy is best. The CET-1500 is available in a standard 30" cabinet for easy van mounting (optional cabinets are available when combined with a TDR and coupler).

The package is very lightweight and portable for the voltage and energy rating. The standard 5 ft. output cable easily connects to a Hipotronics 8100 Cable Reel with a lockable MC connector. A standard MC locking plier termination is included. Additional types of cables and terminations may also be purchased.