|Item Weight||1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||5.6 x 2 x 2 inches|
|Item model number||VDV512-058|
|Batteries||2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)|
|Style||Continuity Tester, 4 Remotes|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number of Handles||1|
|Average Battery Life||15000 hours|
|Warranty Description||Klein Tools electronic test and measurement devices (and accessories), manufactured and sold for commercial or industrial uses, are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years from the date of purchase (unless otherwise noted on the product packaging)|
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Klein Tools VDV512-058 Coax Explorer Plus Tester
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- Tests coaxial cable continuity and maps/IDs up to 4 locations simultaneously
- Bright LEDs indicate cable status (good/open/short) and location of each cable
- Color coded remotes simplify identification
- Simple push button operation
- Compact size fits easily into pocket or pouch
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The Klein VDV512-058 Coax Explorer Plus Tester quickly tests map/ID in up to 4 locations simultaneously. The bright LED indicates status and location of cable while the remotes are color-coded to make identification easy. Its compact size allows it to fit easily into pocket or pouch and comes with a convenient holder. It operates using a push-button for simple operation and runs with a Lithium primary cell battery. The overall Length is 5.6-inches. Klein Tools offers a comprehensive line of verification VDV products created to prep, connect, and test network, phone, CATV, home theater, satellite, and security cables for residential or commercial systems. Since 1857, the company operated by Mathias Klein and his descendants to the fifth generation, has grown and developed along with the telecommunications and electrical industries where Klein pliers first found major usages. Today, Klein Tools Inc represents much more than Klein pliers. The company's product line has broadened to include virtually every major type of hand tool used in construction, electronics, mining and general industry in addition to the electrical and telecommunications fields. Internationally, Klein's products are available around the world through a well-established network of agents and distributors who stock the products that are required for their particular markets. Klein's reputation as a leading producer of professional-quality products is global.
Top customer reviews
you may as well buy a better one. yes, there is one available out there. get yourself a Southwire M500CX4 and stop making the manufacturer of this product wealthy when it's wholly undeserved, since, they could easily make this product with replaceable batteries. they'd rather you keep buying one every year, unless you're unlucky like myself, and have had to buy 2 in less than a year and a half.
Excellent little tester that has saved me countless hours crawling around attics and I could not be happier with it's performance.
Then, I decided to hook up an antenna and wire into the existing cable lines. Trying to figure out which line went where was going to be a nightmare.
All I can say is this works. I really don't care if the batter is not replaceable. This is an inexpensive item. Did the job.
Place a cap on one cable end, test the others, and look for the correct color light.
And, do buy some cable connectors.
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So,, it works, solved my problem. A great solution for a problem of cable wiring
Boy, am I glad I purchased this item. It made the job SO MUCH EASIER. I had one bad Coax outlet and I could NOT figure out what was wrong until I bought this item. I tried going up in the attic to see if there was a broken wire but I'm a big guy and doing this in the heat of FL with blown insulation deep in the bowels of my house was not of interest to me. But, I did NOT want to pay Verizon $125+ to come out and do the same thing I knew I could do with this device. Turns out that there was just a short in the wire behind the outlet, so it made this fix very easy.
Here are some quick tips:
1. Make sure you don't have a splitter in the line you are testing - it will throw it off
2. Make sure you write down which room has which color tester before you get up in the attic (assuming that is where your cables are).
3. Pre-write down your cable labels. I just used masking tape and a thin-tipped magic marker then stuck them to my arm before I climbed up into the attic.
4. I would recommend purchasing some connectors so that you can test the cable all the way up to the cable box/TV vs. testing just at the outlet. It's usually easier to get to and it will allow you to test the cable run between the outlet and the box. MAKE SURE YOU test the connector by connecting to both ends of the device to ensure it's good before you start using it though.
I hope these tips you find helpful in making your usage of the device better and more efficient!