Tektronix 1503C

Tektronix 1503C Portable MTDR Cable Tester

Portable MTDR Cable Tester

The Tektronix 1503C is one of our refurbished Portable MTDR Cable Testers.

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Tektronix 1503C Features:

  • Distance to faults
  • Cable Propagation velocity
  • Loss and load mismatch
  • Quantification of damage from opens, shorts, frays, crimps and water
  • Faulty taps and unterminated lines in LAN and CATV environments
  • Stripline and Cable Impedance
  • Characterizing LAN installation

The Tektronix 1503C MTDR generates high-energy, 1/2-sine shaped pulses for testing long cable
runs. The Tektronix 1503C has 2, 10, 100 and 1000 nanosecond pulse widths.Use of the 2 ns pulse width permits determination of multiple faults as close together as one foot.&Cable impedances of 50, 75, 93, and 125 ohms are selectable at the front panel.The 1503C is input protected to 400 volts.

The unit has a range of up to 50,000 feet and is the best metallic TDR for general purpose applications.

The 1503C Metallic Cable Time Domain Reflectometer is a cable test instrument that uses radar principles to determine the electrical characteristics of metallic cable.

It generates a half-sine wave signal, applies it to the cable under test, and detects and processes the reflected voltage waveform. These reflections are displayed on the liquid crystal display (LCD), where the distance measurements mey be made using a cursor technique. Impedance information may be obtained through interpreting waveform amplitude.

The waveform may be temporarily stored within the 1503C and recalled or may be printed using the optional dot matrix strip chart recorder, which installs into the front panel Option Port.


Tektronix 1503C - Option Descriptions

Option Item Description
03 Battery Pack
04 YT-1 Chart Recorder
06 Live Ethernet Testing
08 Token Ring Adapter
09 USOC/EIA568/Token Ring(RJ45) Adapter
10 Token Ring Interface
No Options No Options
YTS-1 Built-In Chart Recorder