Live Cable Identification System
The LCI™ is intended for energised cable identification on secondary and primary circuits. It features a dual frequency technique that eliminates false identifications. The LCI™ is designed to be easy to use, safe for the user and cost-effective. The LCI™ system can be used on single phase circuits as well as three phase circuits.
The LCI™ system is composed of two main parts: LCI-L™, load module: This instrument drains an electric current at a specific frequency that can only be detected on the cable section between the source and the transmitter’s termination point. Detection is even possible on heavily loaded cables. The LCI-L™ can be connected between the phase and the neutral but preferably between phases for better results. LCI-D™, the detector module determines the current at the frequency generated by the source and performs the cable identification.
The LCI-L™ load module is connected to the secondary side of the distribution transformer (120 VAC to 420 VAC). The LCI-D™ detector module is used on insulated distribution low voltage cables (120 VAC to 420 VAC) on the secondary side of the transformer. It detects the signal coming from the LCI-L™ thus identifying the cable confirming its tags.
The LCI-L™ load module is connected to the secondary side of the distribution transformer (120 VAC to 420 VAC). For high voltage cable identification, the LCI-D™ detector module must be paired with the LCI-HV ™ high voltage probe. The LCI-HV™ probe is designed to identify online cables up to 25kV thus enabling cable identification on the primary side of the transformer.