Model # 33-856

Internet #202276231

Ideal VDV Mulitmedia Cable Tester


VDV Mulitmedia Cable Tester

  • Advanced testing and troubleshooting tool
  • Checks common household data wiring for errors
  • Use with probe to locate hidden wires
$8025 /each
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Product Overview

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
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Automatic Shut-off
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Digital display
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Plug and play

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Manufacturer Warranty
LIMITED WARRANTY - This product is guaranteed to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from date of purchase. A defective product will be repaired or replaced free of charge. Excludes defects caused by abuse, misuse, neglect, alterations or accidents. Consequential or incidental damages are not recoverable under this warranty.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Hello! I need only a display for Ideal VDV tu0043 cabletester. (LCD + TMO148AD) Thank you for you...

Hello! I need only a display for Ideal VDV tu0043 cabletester. (LCD + TMO148AD) Thank you for your help. Best regards, Georg
Asked by: GPE
GPE Sorry we do not sell just the display for the tester? How old is you tester? It carries a one year warranty. Ron at
Answered by: Ron Kipper
Date published: 2017-07-07
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Customer Reviews

VDV Mulitmedia Cable Tester is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good tool for confiming wire configuration Very helpful in a crunch to find issues and confirm correct wiring....Although Don't test Data with a coax terminator on the Coax terminal; It will result in a short reading between pins 1 and 2. Due to the 75 Ohm resistance on a coax terminator. It will also show "Short" when there is no data cable attached. Had to take apart and measure resistance of pins 1 and 2 to find that it read 75 ohms, therefore concluded that the coax terminator that was screwed onto the terminal was the problem. Removed it and, voila, back to normal....
Date published: 2015-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-10-28
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