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CableEye® Tester

The WHOI OBS Lab uses use CableEye® by CAMI to test all cables before each experiment. In a matter of seconds this device performs a resistance check to identify failing connections, a low-voltage isolation test to identify severe water leakage and other unintended shorts, and a high-voltage insulation test to identify failures of insulation and more minor water leaks. It creates an electronic record of each test, which is saved to an experiment-specific folder. Completing this same suite of tests by hand on a complicated cable with a multimeter and megohmmeter might take a skilled technician 10–20 minutes with a typical experiment involving 30 broadband OBSs might require ~500 cable/connector tests.