TS 100 PRO Cable Fault Finder with PowerBT Bridge Tap, Open/Short Circuit Tester | Fluke Networks

TS® 100 PRO Cable Fault Finder with PowerBT™ Bridge Tap

Bridge tap detection at the touch of a button.

  • Reports distance to multiple bridge taps up to 3,200 feet (975 metres)
  • Tests opens and shorts up to 8,000 feet (2.4 kilometres)
  • Patented SmartTone for exact pair identification
  • Built-in TDR and toner
  • AC/DC voltage detection
  • One-button testing
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Invest in the right tool for all your technicians. The new TS®100 PRO Cable Fault Finder with PowerBT™ Bridge Tap Detect not only provides open/short circuit detection—to 8,000 feet (2.4 kilometres)—but is also a telecom technician’s first line of defense against bridge taps. Because bridge taps are a significant source of DSL network performance problems, they need to be identified and fixed quickly before causing customer attrition. The TS100 PRO can accurately locate multiple bridge taps in seconds on up to 3,200 feet (975 metres) of cable with the touch of a button.

Used by telecommunications, triple-play/voice, data, and video professionals, the TS®100 PRO also gives users a built-in toner with five different tones and patented SmartTone®for exact pair identification and reports AC/DC voltage from just one end of any two conductor wires, telephone wires, security wires or coax cables. This five-in-one cable short circuit tester is so affordable every technician can have one.



TS100 PRO Features and Benefits


  • Bridge tap detection for  xDSL pre-qualification
    • Reports distance to multiple bridge taps up to 3,200 feet (975 metres)
    • Sees past bridge taps to the end of the cable
  • Long-distance tester—tests opens and shorts up to 8,000 feet (2.4 kilometres)
  • Patented SmartTone tone generator with five different tones for exact pair identification
  • Built-in TDR (Time Domain Reflector)
  • AC/DC voltage detection
  • One-button testing
  • Built-in toner


  • Affordable bridge tap detection
  • Improve xDSL network performance
  • Five-in-one tool—distance to bridge taps, open  and short circuits, voltage detector and SmartTone with five different tones
  • No complicated set up or expertise required
  • No interpretation or analyses of complex graphs



Models & Accessories

Model Number/Name Description
TS100 PRO Cable Fault Finder TDR Kit with Bridge Tap Detect
Test lead with angled-bed-of-nails and piercing pin. Compatible with the TS100 and TS100 PRO
TS100/TS100PRO pouch with Fluke Networks’ logo
Test lead with alligator clips. Compatible with the TS100 and TS100 PRO
Test lead with angled-bed-of-nails. Compatible with the TS100 and TS100 PRO



Specifications for the TS100 PRO
Maximum Length

8,000 feet (2,438 meters) on certain cable types, 4,000 feet (1,220 meters) on most cable types, and 500 feet (152 meters) on cables with high loss. The tester shows -Err if the cable is too long to be correctly measured.

Representative Maximum Cable Length

8,000 feet (2,438 meters): CAT-3 Twisted Pair

8,000 feet (2,438 meters): CAT-5 Twisted Pair

6,000 feet (1,830 meters): 12/2 AC Wire

3,000 feet (900 meters): RG-6/U TV Coax

1,500 feet (457 meters): RG-174/U Coax

Minimum Length No minimum length (can read a bridge tap at 0 feet/meters). Minimum non-zero reading is 2 feet or 1 meter.
Length Accuracy

±2 feet (±0.6 m) for cables less than 10 feet (3 m)

±5 feet (±2 m) for cables longer than 10 feet (3 m) and shorter than 200 feet (60 m)

+/-3%+/-5 feet (±2 m) for cables longer than 200 feet (60 m)

Distance to Bridge Tap 0 feet to 3,200 feet (975 meters)

Minimum Length of Bridge Tap

10% of the distance to the bridge tap. Dependant on the cable characteristics.
Measurement Rate Maximum of 4 complete measurements per second, decreasing to 2 seconds per measurement based on cable size and uniformity.
VOP Adjustable from 20 to 99, saved in flash memory.
Test Technology Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) with 100 Ω drive impedance, 6v maximum pulse height.
Cable Type Virtually all two or more conductor cables.
Power 4 AA alkaline batteries.
Reverse Battery Protection No damage to the tester will occur if the batteries are installed backwards.
Battery Life 35 hours (typical)
Low Battery Indication

LED display alternates between LO and bAtt when the battery voltage falls below 4.5v.

Maximum Output Voltage 4 voltage peak
Maximum Isolation Voltage 250 volts RMS
Voltage Measurements

Range: 0 volts AC to 115 volts AC; 0 volts DC to ±150 volts DC

Accuracy: AC: +/-1%+/-2 volts (45 Hz to 65 Hz); DC: +/-1%+/-2 volts DC

High Voltage Detection

AC voltage detected to 115 volts; DC voltage detected to ±150 volts.

AC voltage ≥90 volts or DC voltage ≥100 volts causes high voltage warnings to show on the display

SmartTone® (5-tones) Range

7,000 feet (2,134 meters) 
Toner Range 52,800 feet (16,093 meters)
Tone Injection

Approximately 1 kHz at an amplitude of 80% of battery voltage. Variable frequency and cadence. Tone characteristics change as cable condition changes to “normal-open” from any other condition.

Impedance Range

35 Ω to 330 Ω with auto-compensation within this range. Cables with impedances outside this range will not be properly tested and may produce erratic or incorrect readings.

Temperature Range

Operating: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)

Storage: 32°F to 131°F (0°C to 55°C)


Operating: 20% to 80% relative humidity

Storage: 0% to 100% relative humidity

Operating Humidity

80% maximum at 86°F (30°C )

50% maximum at 104°F (40°C )

Operating Altitude 9,843 ft max (3,000 m max)
Weight 1 lb (454 grams)
Dimensions 7.4 in x 2.7 in x 1.4 in (18.8 cm x 6.9 cm x 3.6 cm)

IEC 61010-1:2010; N10140

EMC: IEC/EN61326-1:2006

Certifications and Compliance

European Union    Conforms to relevant European Union
Australian Gray    Conforms to relevant Australian standards
Canadian Standards   IEC/EN61010-1 CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 1010.1-92 + CSA-C22.2 No. 1010.1B-97, UL/ANSI 3111-1

Notes: Patents 6160405, 6285195, 6323654, and 6509740. Specifications subject to change without notice.






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TS100 PRO Cable Fault Finder User Guide, Rev. 3
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