The Ideal 33-866 Test-Tone-Trace VDV kit combines two of our most popular testers - our 33-856 VDV Multimedia tester and the 62-164 Amplifier Probe plus several accessories in one kit designed to handle all of the basic testing and toning applications used by low voltage, video, and data communications installers. This is an affordable kit that any installer of twisted pair or coax cable would use every day on the job.
The VDV is an LCD based all-in-one basic Voice-Data-Video tester for verifying proper wiring of low-voltage and data communications cables. The primary function of the VDV is the wiremap test. The wiremap test visually shows, pin by pin, whether a cable is terminated properly at both ends, and if there is continuity from end to end. The VDV can test Data/Ethernet RJ-45 (8P8C),Voice/Phone RJ-11/12(6P6C/6P4C) and Video/coax cables. The LCD visually displays “PASS” or “ERROR” after each test to verify if the cable is terminated correctly.
In Data mode, the RJ-45 port tests RJ-45 connector cables terminated to Cat 3/5/5e/6/6a twisted pair cables. When the test is activated, VDV checks each conductor of the cable for any opens (unterminated or cut conductors), shorts (cut or nicked conductors that come into contact), miswires (wires out of order – not consistent at both ends), reversals, or split pairs (wired correctly but using wrong conductor order and grouping). VDV can accurately identify and alert the user to uplink/crossover cables.
Test results are displayed on the LCD in a pin-to-pin format. Error types are also displayed on the LCD. Shield continuity can also be tested on shielded RJ-45 connectors and cables.
In Voice mode, the RJ-11/12 port is active. Testing is similar to the Data test, but tests up to 6 conductors instead of 8.
In Video mode, the F port is active. Coax cables are tested for opens and shorts on the pin and shield.
For all tests, the included main remote (Remote #1) is used to terminate the far end of the cable run. The main remote is stored in the base of the tester when not in use.
A built in analog tone generator is also included and can be used in all testing modes. The tone generator has 4 user selectable tones. Toning helps to locate and identify a single cable that is within a bundle of cables. The tone generator has the ability to tone by pin, by pair, or all conductors at once. This allows the user to more precisely locate errors within the cable, such as finding opens.
The 62-164 Pro Amplifier Probe is used to audibly amplify analog signals generated by standalone or built-in IDEAL tone generators. The probe has an adjustable volume control knob.
The probe tip is plastic to trace and identify cables within a bundle. The plastic tip also prevents sparking in energized systems.
- Verify if new Voice, Data, or Video installations are wired correctly
- Troubleshoot existing VDV wiring installations
- Test & identify all common errors in modular plug/jack terminations that lead to slow/no connections: – Shorts, Opens, Miswires, Split Pairs, and Reversals
- Verify custom made cables for proper wiring and continuity (RJ-45, RJ-11, F, BNC, RCA)
- Identify shielded and 568A to 568B uplink cables
- Locate hard to find cables
- Tone & Trace a single cable within a bunch of cables
- Tone & Trace select pairs, or individual wires within a cable to identify cables or locate opens (loss of continuity)
- Four selectable tones for use with multiple testers
- Main remote included
- Carrying case with patch cables, alligator clips, BNC and RCA adapters included
- Testers use 9V batteries – included
All products must be installed by a licensed electrican. DIY electrical work is illegal and very dangerous.
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