Automatic Testing of Multiple Conductors
The ECAD® System 2005 is an optional configuration of the ECAD® System 2002, providing a 15-point switch card and software to perform automatic testing of circuits; expanding wire circuit testing capability from 2 to 15 wires. It is ideal for quickly running pass/fail tests on large numbers of circuits based on pre-defined test plans. Existing 2002 systems can be converted to 2005 using an Upgrade Kit.
The ECAD® System is a suite of test instruments for both lumped and distributed data for analysis of electrical circuits and/or wiring harnesses. It is completely self contained with a built-in multimeter, impedance meter, TDR, and megohmeter.
The ECAD® System provides the lowest path to regulatory compliance with Regulatory Guide RG-1.211 and Draft Guide DG-1240.
System Features & Benefits
- Computer Controlled for repeatability and accuracy
- Extensive Safety Features
- Adjustable Sunlight Readable Display
- Database Driven for Trending and Monitoring
- Windows® Menu Driven Operation
- Full Customized Keyboard
- Rugged System Controller
- Anomalies Are Flagged in Real Time and In Color
- Graphical Analysis .
- Expanded Cable/Wire Test/Problem Efficiency
- Storage, Further Analysis and Printing
- AC and DC Volts
- DC Resistance
- Impedance, Phase Angle, Capacitance
- Dissipation Factor, Inductance, Quality Factor, AC Resistance
- Expanded Waveform Storage Allows Comparison of the Current and Historic Data
- Insulation resistance test voltages to 500 VDC (internally)
- Power Companies
- PCB Manufacturers
- Cable Manufacturers
- Aging Aircraft
The ECAD® System 2005 is a software controlled system that provides the user with an extremely flexible interface. Compared to traditional instrumentation that relies on knobs and buttons for controlling a test, this system provides an easy to follow menu structure to assist in acquiring, saving and interpreting results.
Typical Cable Measurements And Fault Detection
- Distance to faults
- Cable propagation velocity
- Cable return loss in dB
- Faulty taps and un-terminated line in LAN and CATV networks
- Open and short circuits
- Resistive connections
- Moisture and fluid intrusion
- Brittle and cracked insulation