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#159591 - 01/08/05 01:43 AM 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 - 01/08/05 01:55 AM Re: tester  
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This is the one I use
http://www.weisd.com/store2/IDL62-200.html

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#159593 - 01/08/05 10:31 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.


#159594 - 01/08/05 12:10 PM Re: tester  
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Thanks ..I'll check out some prices and pick one up.. ToHo


#159595 - 01/08/05 06:59 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 08:30 PM Re: tester  
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I like E57 links better they have a tone insertor which would be handy.


#159597 - 01/08/05 11:09 PM Re: tester  
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Yeah, I agree. for the extra money I would have gone with the Fluke, had I known.


#159598 - 01/09/05 12:21 AM Re: tester  
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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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