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Klein Tools

Model VDV512-058

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Store SKU #322579

VDV Coaxial Explorer Plus Tester

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

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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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December 14, 2015
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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 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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Does this check signal ?

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We install underground coax cable, will this check to make sure there is a signal
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No, this tester is used to check for open or short faults and identify locations. It does not test signals.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 45 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mapper Use this product all the time. Saves a lot of time being able to map out four rooms. Highly recommended June 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wire tester Works good for the price. Using it to retire a tv line through a tough wall, so far it's handy April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked well and simple to use I purchased this to trace the built-in cables in our home. There are colored shunts, so you can trace multiple cables. Just place the colored shunts to the cables in your room(s), and connect the tester to the cables located at your television distribution box to trace which cable goes to which room. Also has connections at each end of the tester, if you wish to test continuity of a single cable. The only thing I don't like is that the batteries are not replaceable, and the package says the batteries are only good for five years. This design creates unnecessary garbage. I am accustomed to buying a tool, and it's good enough to pass down to my children. Despite this, I'd still recommend it. November 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to use Works as advertised, will read out as a color if you test a line that has a satellite dish on the other end so be careful it may not be the room you are testing for. one con is no removable battery, have to buy a new unit. February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Does the job Great little tracer for the do it yourself person. It does the job. Ok price for the little bit I'll use it February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Best My son moved into a new house with layers of old coax. Without this tool it would have been almost impossible to sort out the mess.....especially since we found that the spliters being used would not support his new TV signal. What a time and money saver. December 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Makes the job so much easier. No problems using this to find what coax goes where. Got rid of cable tv service and installed an antenna. Needed to know which cables to hook up to antenna and which weren't being used November 15, 2015
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