Test & Measurement
MIT480/2 series from Megger ideal for cable testing markets
By Renée Francoeur
February 14, 2017 – Megger has enhanced its series of insulation and continuity testers, minimizing the risk of accidental damage to equipment under test. Designed specifically for the telecommunications and cable testing markets, the MIT480/2 series features a three-wire connection for A, B and E (tip, ring and ground), eliminating the need to connect and disconnect leads to carry out the full range of testing on a cable pair, according to Megger.
The series includes two models, the MIT481/2 and the MIT485/2, both with a safety rating of CAT IV 600 V. The MIT481/2 offers a choice of four fixed test voltages and result storage, while the MIT485/2 includes a variable test voltage feature, support for downloading of test results via Bluetooth wireless connection and offers a feature for recharging batteries—without removing them from the instrument. Both units are in compliance with IEC 61010.
Both testers provide DC and true rms AC voltage measurements up to 600V. When measuring AC voltages, frequency up to 450 Hz is displayed simultaneously.
These enhanced insulation testers are also weatherproof, according to Megger, and feature a housing with shock-absorbing rubber over-moulding.