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Klein Tools VDV Coaxial Explorer Plus Tester
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Klein Tools

VDV Coaxial Explorer Plus Tester

  • Assigned colored remotes for simple identification
  • Identify up to 4 locations and tests the coaxial cable continuity
  • Simple push button operation
$29.97 /each

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Low-voltage and high-tech, the Klein Tools, Inc. VDV Coaxial Explorer Plus Tester helps professionals get the job done. Designed to test coaxial cables, this product maps up to 4 locations. The remotes are color-coded to make identification easy and are stored in a convenient holder. Featuring an easy-to-read LED display, this compact tester is supplied with 2 lithium batteries.

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how do i test which is the internet input

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This product will not test for that. It test the cable and cable connections, not what is transmitted on the cable.
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November 10, 2015
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The tester cannot determine which cable is providing internet by the signal coming from it. What I'd recommend is going to your cables distribution box, and find which cable is coming from your internet provider, disconnecting it, and placing one of the colored shunts on it. Then go to the the cables in your home, and this will trace which cable was providing internet.
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It depends on how you are getting your Internet. Does your Internet come through a cable company, AT&T, etc? This only tests for coaxial, or cable lines. If you're getting service through cable this will help find what line is what. Once you hooked up your line to the homerun ( line from source to your house ), you should be able to hook up your "box" to any line. You have to consider signal levels and Read More
It depends on how you are getting your Internet. Does your Internet come through a cable company, AT&T, etc? This only tests for coaxial, or cable lines. If you're getting service through cable this will help find what line is what. Once you hooked up your line to the homerun ( line from source to your house ), you should be able to hook up your "box" to any line. You have to consider signal levels and if your "box" is activated , etc also for best service.
If your Internet comes through anything but a coaxial (cable) based network, this will not help. Read Less
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October 6, 2014
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The VDV Coax Explorer + tester is for testing coaxial cables only, and cannot be used for testing RJ45 style CAT 5 or CAT 6 typical internet connection cable.
Either of the following products: VDV LAN Scout Jr, model # VDV526-052 or VDV Scout Pro 2, model # VDV501-823R can address this application. Both of these are carried by THD and are available in-store.
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does this tool require a battery.i see no way of installing one.

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A battery is required...but its built inside the product. So when the battery dies, you need to buy another one.
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It comes with batteries. The only drawback is they're not replaceable, and only good for 5-years.
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October 28, 2015
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Yes, the VDV Coax Explorer Plus Tester requires batteries. This product includes 2 lithium batteries installed in the tester.
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How do I get the toner to work properly again? It shows the green light for every toner saying open connection.

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September 26, 2016
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Your Coax Explorer Plus Tester may be malfunctioning.
For information on how to obtain a replacement please contact Klein Tools Customer Service at 1-800-553-4676.
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How far can you track the coax, how many fts in length? RG6-RG59-RG11

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The VDV Coaxial Explorer Plus Tester has been tested to 1000 ft.
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VDV Coaxial Explorer Plus Tester is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 50.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No complaints for the price - Cable installer I bought this for a cheap option I wouldn't have to wait on shipping for. Klein is a excellent brand and I thought it would do just fine. This thing works excellent. I keep the caps on a splitter attached to my belt, and it's big enough to not fall out and be lost, but small enough to tuck in a belt or pants pocket. Only two complaints: 1) The battery is non-replaceable, so once it's dead you'll need a new one, and 2) you pretty much need to have connectors on the cables to start testing so no "just stripped" cables. I will probably lose it before the battery dies, and putting on connectors is not a big deal. All in all I would say go for it. If you want something fancy with replaceable batteries check out the Fluke.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great. Did the job well. I had one central wiring for cable, ends had been cut by previous... Works great. Did the job well. I had one central wiring for cable, ends had been cut by previous installer. I used a Klein stripping and crimping tool to put on new ends then used this tester.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This tool was very easy to use and worked on the first try. It was worth every cent to help me de... This tool was very easy to use and worked on the first try. It was worth every cent to help me determine which wire went to which room.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for what I was looking for. Perfectly fits all my needs that I chose this tool for. Ease ... Perfect for what I was looking for. Perfectly fits all my needs that I chose this tool for. Ease of use and fully met my expectations.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to use, saved a lot of time. Simple to use, saved a lot of time.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I replaced my batteries, not throwing it away like others... True it tells you that you can't replace batteries, but its a nice device. So like usual I didn't follow instructions so I popped it open, and replaced the 2xCR2032 batteries and glued it back together with a $3.25 Loctite Plastics Bonding System.
Date published: 2012-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes, you can replace the batteries Even though the product states that you cannot replace the batteries, you infact can. You simple pry the casing open, and you will find that the unit uses two CR2032 batteries.
Date published: 2013-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Cable TV Tester I needed a tool that would help me determine which cable outlets I needed to hook up to the splitter. This did exactly what I wanted it to do. I was able to hook up the attachments on 4 different outlets and then went out the cable box and found the 4 wires that I needed to connect. Very simple and easy to use. A couple of side comments: - It doesn't appear that the battery is replaceable. Not sure how long the battery will last. - The remote units connect directly to the wall outlet. If you want to test it on a connected wire, you will need to buy F connectors. It would have been nice if a couple were in the package. Overall, I'm very pleased with this tester and happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2016-06-28
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