Fault Trapper™ Arc Fault Circuit Tester and Fault Locator
Stop guessing about live circuit issues! For the first time, you can detect the type of fault and locate the position of an electrical fault that causes intermittent or persistent circuit breaker trips, thus giving you the critical information needed to reduce call backs for circuit breaker trips.
The Fault Trapper is a new class of tester using Spread Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry (SSTDR) to monitor energized circuits. Running on in-line power for extended battery life, it captures time and distance to Intermittent Opens, Shorts and Arc Faults saving the event information in memory for later investigation. The in-line 40 Amp Module isolates the circuit being monitored from the breaker panel and all other breakers. The last faults can be viewed off-line using the back-up battery.
Fault Trapper allows unattended monitoring of energized dedicated circuits to locate fault on the line. Connect the Fault Trapper to your circuit, press the Test button to begin monitoring and walk away. Come back later or the next day to find out the why-when-and-where’s faults are occurring on the circuit and causing the circuit breaker to trip.
- In-line monitoring of energized dedicated circuits up to 300 VAC and 40 amps
- Allows unattended monitoring for intermittent faults
- No Splicing – Plug in with existing wiring
- Identifies intermittent opens, shorts and arc faults
- Able to detect faults that circuit breaker may not
- Runs on in-line power in monitor mode
- Fault location reported as distance from the Fault Trapper in feet/meters
- Easy-to-use three-button operation
- Backlit LCD display for dark areas
- Back-up battery allows capture of breaker trips/unpowered display of results
- 300V CAT III, 120/240Vac, 40 amps or less, single phase