Do you know the potential risks and consequences of not having your cable certifier calibrated regularly? Join us as we chat with Steve Cowles RCDD NTS from AEM, who shares his decades of experience and valuable insights on the importance of cable certifier calibration to ensure accurate and reliable test results. We discuss how the cable testing industry has evolved over the past few decades and why maintaining your tester’s accuracy is crucial now more than ever.
Throughout the episode, we explore a variety of test parameters that are impacted by a lack of calibration, including return loss, crosstalk, and DC resistance. Steve guides us in understanding what to look for when examining a used tester and how calibration affects its performance. We also dive into the nitty-gritty of calibration performance metrics, such as directivity, source match, and source load return loss, and learn why these measurements need to be within a specific tolerance for accurate certification tests.
To wrap up, we weigh the costs and benefits of regular calibration and discuss industry standards for certifier calibration. We also cover extended care programs offered by manufacturers, which can provide additional support for calibration and potential damage repair. Don’t miss out on this valuable information, whether you’re an installer, estimator, project manager, or ICT professional – this episode is packed with the knowledge you need to keep your cable certifier operating at its best.
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