Accession Number : ADD002958

Title :   Method and Apparatus for Tracing Electrical Cables.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hale,Edgar C

Report Date : 17 May 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The patent application describes a system for tracing electrical cables within a building, using in combination a pulsing electrical load and a standard clamp-on type ammeter. In operation the intermittent current flow can easily be detected and cables can readily be traced from outlet to circuit breaker. The novel pulsing electrical load draws current at a characteristic rate that is independent of the amount of current drawn, so that various load resistances can be used, to suit the circuit being traced. If desired, the standard clamp-on ammeter could be replaced by a detector designed for use with the pulsing load.

Descriptors :   *Test equipment, Electric cables, Buildings, Electrical networks, Tracking

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE