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SPX Riser Bond 1550 Cable Fault Locator


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Compatible with telecom, CAT IV and power cables, the SPX 1550 can trace first-line faults across cables, allowing service to be performed quickly and efficiently.

Featuring built-in advanced functions such as a timing circuit and swept gain, the 1550 always delivers accurate measurements and can be used to trace faults up a possible distance of 9800ft (3000m) depending on test conditions.

Both the output impedance and testing velocity of the 1550 can be adjusted as needed to cater for different types of cables. Velocity can be adjusted from 0.20 to 0.99 and 25, 50, 75 and 100Ω output impedance values can be used.

This product is also protected against the effects of weather, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

SPX Riser Bond 1550 Cable Fault Locator Key Features

  • Handheld, portable design - perfect for use in the field
  • Ergonomic - comfortable to hold with large, well-spaced buttons
  • Modular test lead design - adaptable to a variety of industries and applications. Modules are available for twisted pair, coaxial cable and power cable use
  • Durable, weather-resistant casing - can be used both indoors and outdoors
  • 128 x 64 pixel LCD display with intergrated backlight
  • Multiple output impedance values - 25, 50, 75 and 100Ω
  • Single, vertical line cursor
  • Adjustable velocity from 0.20 to 0.99

What's Included?

  • SPX Riser Bond 1550 Cable Fault Locator
  • Operating Manual
  • Weatherproof Shoulder Bag with Belt Loop
  • 6 x AA Batteries

Optional accessories (please call for more information)

  • Fused Blocking Filter Test Lead for Live Power Cables to 600V AC
  • 50Ω Test Lead for Coax Cables and Unenergised Power Cables
  • 75Ω Test Lead for Coax Cables
  • 100Ω Test Lead for Twisted Pair Cables
  • BNC to F Adaptor
Part Code61/000/1550-10

SPX Riser Bond 1550 Technical Specifications

Physical Dimensions (W x H x D) 100mm x 250mm x 55mm (4 x 9.8 x 2.2")
Weight 1.3 pounds (600g)
Power 6 x AA alkaline batteries
Environmental Information  
Operating Temperature -20 to +55°C (-4 to +131°F)
Storage Temperature -30 to +70°C (=22 to +158°F)
Humidity 93% relative humidity at 40°C
Display 128 x 64 dot-matrix, liquid crystal display (LCD) with backlight
Ranges 33ft (10m), 98ft (30m)
330ft (100m), 980ft (300m)
3300ft (1000m), 9800ft (3000m)
Ingress Protection Water resistant to BS2011, Part 2.1 RJEC 68-2-18, Test RA
Cursor Single, vertical line
Resolution 1% of range
Gain Automatic; varied across screen
Pulse Amplitude 5V nominal when unterminated
Output Impedance 25, 50, 75 and 100Ω switchable
Velocity of Propagation Adjustable from .20 to .99
Output Sockets 2 x 4mm on 18mm pitch
Output Pulses 7 nsec to 2000 nsec selected according to range
Distance Accuracy ±0.9% of range
Safety EC compliant
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