The practical and efficient solution for fast on-site fault location for shorter runs of 11kV cables.
Megger EZ-Thump Series
The practical and efficient solution range for fast MV fault location.
When there is a cable fault, it is a race against time to get to the fault site. The fault needs be found as soon as possible to keep customer outage times at a minimum and reduce the risk of Utilities being penalised. But this is not always possible when relying on availability of larger, more expensive equipment such as fault location test vans.
All Megger EZ-THUMP models are compact and lightweight, simply-operated, battery and AC line operated, portable cable fault location systems. They are designed for quick, effective, accurate and safe fault locating operations to greatly reduce system customer outage minutes and at a significantly lower capital expenditure over truck mounted or transportable systems.
Megger’s EZ Thump series is truly portable, as its lightweight design gives it the ability to be transported in the trunk of a car, so you can get to the fault site immediately with no need for a special vehicle to get it to where it needs to be.
But what makes it really special is that it is a smart system. The EZ Thump interface will guide you through the entire testing process, with each step pre-programmed so you do not need to know the testing sequence to quickly and easily carry out a test. In a stroke of genius, the EZ-thump uniquely shares the exact same front panel and operating system as the Smart-thump 16 and this offers a major attraction to customers seeking to have standardisation between LV and MV thumpers, especially when it is typically the case that MV thumpers would be used less often than the LV ones.
Due to their rugged yet portable enclosure, they are ideally suited for all typical fault locating operations on MV cable as well as on LV cables. All test voltages feature a 500 Joule surge energy.
First response for medium voltage - 12 kV
The EZ Thump 12kV is an easy and relatively low cost first response to a power cable fault. Its application can be very beneficial as part of a ‘satellite’ fault locating concept for remote areas and shorter length MV cables that may have less frequent faults, or when ease of operation and portability is important such as in hard to access inner city locations.
- Easiest, fully automatic operation
- All in one small and portable unit
- ARM Relocation
- Pinpointing with 500 J
- Available as 12 kV version
- Bright, brilliant colour display
- Battery operation
Case Study 1 | EZ Thump: Finding the needle in the haystack
Case Study 2 | No location is too difficult
Case Study 3 | The First Response to Cable Faults