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#159591 - 01/07/05 09:43 PM tester
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I'm looking to find a tester for cat5 rj45 and general residential phone (rj11??). Nothing super complicated.. but a tester that allows me to check wiring configs on the jacks.Do they make a tracer that has that capability?? Thanks ToHo
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#159592 - 01/07/05 09:55 PM Re: tester
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This is the one I use
http://www.weisd.com/store2/IDL62-200.html

[This message has been edited by dougwells (edited 01-08-2005).]
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#159593 - 01/08/05 06:31 AM Re: tester
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same one I use too. You'll need two small patch cords for each side. I paid $80 or so at Graybar, and my dad saw them for less at HD.
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#159594 - 01/08/05 08:10 AM Re: tester
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Thanks ..I'll check out some prices and pick one up.. ToHo
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#159595 - 01/08/05 02:59 PM Re: tester
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For not much more you can add a few features that may save the day...
http://www.jensentools.com/product/group.asp?parent_id=420709

http://www.twacomm.com/Catalog/Model_468.htm?SID=4SKV1JGLSC668J7SS8UCVQFV7034CMN1


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#159596 - 01/08/05 04:30 PM Re: tester
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I like E57 links better they have a tone insertor which would be handy.
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#159597 - 01/08/05 07:09 PM Re: tester
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Yeah, I agree. for the extra money I would have gone with the Fluke, had I known.
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#159598 - 01/08/05 08:21 PM Re: tester
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Registered: 10/20/04
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Loc: Anaheim, CA
I got a digital tester that tests coax, phone and data for around $100 from Home Depot. It has a dongle you place on one end and use the digital meter on the other side. Works pretty good for the limited amount of low voltage we do. I think its made by ideal, but I forget.

If we did more, I'd invest in a meter that gave signal to noise and distance measurements, but I hear they are pretty pricy.
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