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JW Fishers Cable Tracker 1 (CT-1) system was specifically designed to locate and track buried power and communications cables. The system will locate cables buried on land or underwater. The CT-1 will not only locate and track cables, but also identify faults or breaks in a cable. An ROV mounted version of the CT-1 is also available (CT-1R). The Cable Tracker 1 system consists of the Signal Injector control box and the Cable Tracker Probe. The Signal Injector is attached to an exposed part of the cable on land. A 25 Hz or 1,024 Hz signal is induced into the cable. The operator carries or swims with the Cable Tracker Probe along the length of cable receiving the transmitted signal.
Typically the lower frequency 25 Hz signal is initially used to locate the cable as it can be detected from greater distances. Once the approximate location of the cable is determined the 1,024 frequency is used to precisely pinpoint the exact location of the cable. When searching for power cables it is not generally necessary to use the Signal Injector as the Probe can detect the 60 Hz (USA) or 50 Hz (Europe) frequency of an AC voltage line. A switch on the Probe allows the operator to select the frequency. So effective is the Cable Tracker 1 system at tracking and pinpointing cables that in many cases the cable can be located and tracked in shallow water from a small boat on the surface.
The operator places the nose of the probe in the water and sweeps it back and forth until the signal is received. Once the cable is located it can easily be tracked from the surface. If necessary, a diver can be deployed to precisely pinpoint the cable position.
Six internal AA rechargeable batteries power the Probe allowing it to operate for 12 continuous hours. A 120 vac and 12 v dc battery chargers are included with the system. The Signal Injector is powered by 120 vac. A 220/120 voltage converter and 220 volt charger are available for operating from a 220 vac power supply.
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Since 1983 we have offered a return policy that is quite simple. We want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. Here are the details in black and white:
Returns & Exchanges:
Within 14 days of receipt of your on line order, you may return or exchange any hobby item in original condition. All products must be unused, unassembled in the original packaging and with the manufacturer's original blank warranty form and instruction manual. Simply call us for a return authorization code and our special returns address before shipping any product back for a refund, store credit or exchange. Refunds are issued to the same credit card, debit card, gift certificate, or other form of payment used in the original transaction.
Shipping, handling and insurance fees of $20 for your original ground shipment will be deducted from your refund for non-defective returns. Return shipping and insurance on non-defective merchandise is your responsibility.
Security, Industrial, Makro Deep Seeking Detectors, JW Fishers Underwater Search & Recovery, DRS Detectors and special order items are not returnable.