LiveWire™ Innovation Launches SPARKCHASER™ Dynamic TDR Fault Finding and Cable Troubleshooting Field Test Equipment

Now Shipping and Designed for the Aerospace Industry, SparkChaser Utilizes SSTDR, which Seeks and Measures for Electrical Faults Over Energized Data Lines, Electrical Cable Runs, and Live Coax Systems

  • Simple easy-to-use touch screen interface for electrical fault analysis
  • Detection and location of wiring faults on live and de-energized systems
  • Location of hard faults, for both open and short circuit conditions
  • Detection and location of intermittent faults
  • Allows testing of wires up to three miles (five kilometers)
  • Results are recorded and can be downloaded for trend analysis
  • Rugged design for use in industrial applications
  • Measurement Method: Spread Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry (SSTDR)
  • Maximum Input Ratings for Powered Cables: 300V CAT II Rated
  • Power: Built-in Rechargeable Battery & 120/240V Power Adapter
  • Dimensions: 14.2in.x 11.4in. x 6.5in. (36 x 29 x 16.5 cm) – 13 lbs. (5.9 kg)
  • Supplied Cable Connectors: Banana jack connections with alligator clips
  • Distance-to-Fault Accuracy: ±1 percent with known VOP and consistent cable parameters
  • MSRP: $7,995


“No other piece of aerospace/avionics test equipment can do what the SparkChaser does and do it on all types of aircraft frames and configurations,” concluded Vogel. “The SparkChasers’ ability to monitor energized cables allows the user to detect, identify, and accurately capture the position of intermittent faults, while recording the event on a USB flash drive is truly revolutionary. In addition to the handheld products that LiveWire now offers, we are in the process of developing fully embedded systems that will be able to be added to aircraft wiring systems for 100 percent monitoring of electrical systems while in the air. SparkChaser represents the new generation of TDR equipment for the 21st century.”


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About LiveWire Innovation

LiveWire Innovation provides customers with groundbreaking fault detection and location technology to increase revenue, reduce maintenance costs, and provide a safer operating environment for their employees and customers. LiveWire Innovation products quickly identify and pinpoint the location of faults in both live and de-energized metallic wiring. Technology is available in both portable diagnostic and embedded platforms.

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