Ideal VDV Mulitmedia Cable Tester-33-856 - The Home Depot


Model # 33-856

Internet # 202276231

Store SKU # 575483

VDV Mulitmedia Cable Tester

Ideal VDV Mulitmedia Cable Tester

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$99.75 / each


Model # 33-856

Internet # 202276231

Store SKU # 575483

The VDV MultiMedia Cable Tester is designed to test all common low voltage cabling systems found in today’s automated homes; voice, data or video networks. The VDV MultiMedia Cable Tester has a large, bright LCD display and four momentary buttons used to directly access each function. The remote attaches to the main unit for storage and patch cable testing.

  • Tests coaxial cable for opens, shorts, miswires, reversals and split pairs and indicates correct wire map with F-connector interface for video testing
  • Supports 3-pair USOC and 6-position RJ-11/12 jacks for telephone and voice testing
  • Supports both shielded and unshielded cable testing to T568A/B for data testing
  • Easy-to-read LCD display with "pass" or "error" indicator after each test
  • Automatic shutoff with low-battery indicator
  • Tone generator supports 4 different tones for easy fault isolation
  • Remote wire map and testing unit stored inside tester for convenience
  • Includes a 200 Amp service-rated Nexus smart switch with digital load management technology
  • NEMA 3R rated design for outdoor use


Assembled Depth (in.)  10.0 in  Assembled Height (in.)  6.0 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  2.0 in  Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.)  10  Product Width (in.) 
Application tested  Multimedia  Automatic Shut-off  Yes 
Backlit  No  Batteries Included  Yes 
Battery Charger Included  No  Case Included  No 
Color Family  Grey  Color/Finish  Grey 
Control Type  Digital  Data Log/Record  No 
Data hold  No  Digital Display  Yes 
Display Type  LCD  Electrical Product Type  Data Communications Tester 
Electronics Features  Digital display  Electronics Included Components  No additional items included 
Includes Software  No  Low Battery Indicator  Yes 
Material  Polycarbonate ABS  Maximum data transfer rate/speed (Mbps) 
Measures/Detects  Continuity  Number of Batteries Required 
Number of Remote probes  Patch cords included  Yes 
Plug and play  No  Product Weight (lb.)  .75 lb 
Reference Scale Included  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Test Meter Type  Other Meter/Tester  Tool Type  Other Tool 
Tools Product Type  Test Meter 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  Warranted against material and workmanship only 


Rated 5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Major Time Saver! This is definitely one of the best tools you can buy if you are in the process of rewiring your house to include ethernet (like CAT5e or CAT6) or video (like RG6) or just regular phone lines. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to use one of those cheap RJ45 LED testers to try and solve even simple wiring issues. Once I had this tester hooked up I was quickly able to see issues like mis-wiring, opens, shorts, pair numbering, crossover wiring, etc. This helped tremendously since I wasn't aware that 568A is straight wiring while 568B is crossover wiring so be careful with that when wiring your ethernet jacks or crimping connectors. Overall tool worked extremely well and its worth every penny for the time saved troubleshooting any wiring issue you might encounter. October 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Many useful tools in one unit Works very well - have used it for CAT5 cable as well as coax cable. Remote terminator is really handy for identifying wires - had to use this to identify several coax cables in an attic. Saves a lot of time trying to figure out what wire goes where. Just put a terminator on the other end and then use the tester at the other end of the cable runs. October 27, 2014
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