Interfaces and functions
The ARGUS Copper Box identify voltages and currents and assess the physical status of the line.
The ARGUS Copper Box is intec's expansion for the ARGUS 153, ARGUS 156, ARGUS 163 and ARGUS 166 xDSL combi testers. With this USB Box, it is possible to, on the one hand, detect dangerous voltages and currents before they can cause harm and, on the other hand, safely determine the physical characteristics of the line. This latter feature is of particular advantage when it is not possible to synchronize a DSL line or when the data rate achieved on a line is so low that there is reason to suspect that asymmetry (an unbalance), interference or mechanical issues are causing problems on it.
The compact Copper Box is attached to an ARGUS tester using its USB Host interface. Using the ARGUS's graphical user interface, the user can select the Copper Box and quickly and easily perform all the supported measurements.
The ARGUS Copper Box has three standard banana jacks plus support for an additional connection for customer-specific requirements. To ensure safety in both the lab and the field, the standard jacks are equipped to accept 4 mm shrouded banana plugs.
Other technical characteristics of the Copper Box:
All of the measurements can be performed as automatic TRG measurements (Tip (a), Ring (b), and Ground) with a high degree of accuracy.
The compact ARGUS Copper Box weighs just 160 grams and thanks to its high-quality plastic case it can shrug off being dropped as well as most impacts and other mechanical abuse. In spite of its performance and the high voltages that it applies for some measurements, the Copper Box still exhibits an exceptional operating time since it draws its power from the ARGUS tester's high-powered lithium-ion battery pack.
The Copper Box was designed with an eye to compatibility so it can be used with a number of testers. As a result, an installation team using a variety of ARGUS testers can each extend their tester's capabilities using these adapters and all their features. Consequently, the testers need not be sent in to have these additional features added. The USB Box can be tied together with the tester using a specific shock absorbing rubber jacket.
You can also use your PC to get free updates for the Copper Box quickly and easily.
The standard equipment includes three highquality connection cables and is delivered together with an manual.