Model # VDV512-058

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Klein Tools VDV Coaxial Explorer Plus Tester
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Klein Tools

VDV Coaxial Explorer Plus Tester

  • Coaxial explorer plus tester for testing coaxial cable continuity
  • Features color-coded remotes and bright LEDs
  • Compact size tester allows simple push button operation
$2997 /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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does this tool require a battery.i see no way of installing one.

Asked by: cableguy52
It does have a battery, but there is no way of replacing it - and from the manual, it seems that this is used so infrequently (or uses so little power when it is used) - that there is no need to replace it for a long, long time and they simply recommend purchasing a new tester when or if it does die.
Answered by: JohninUtah
Date published: 2017-03-07

how do i test which is the internet input

Asked by: chubby
This product will not test for that. It test the cable and cable connections, not what is transmitted on the cable.
Answered by: MRB1668
Date published: 2015-12-15

Does this check signal ?

We install underground coax cable, will this check to make sure there is a signal
Asked by: cablegirl1
The tester will report on basic connectivity (not the strength of the signal). It will tell you if the line is "good", "open", or has a "short".
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2017-02-07

Will this test for shorts/opens with a splitter inline?

Asked by: HomeOwner
Yes.... the tester will report if the line is "good", "open", or has a "short".
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2017-02-07
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VDV Coaxial Explorer Plus Tester is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 65.
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 I'm certainly a novice when it comes to electronics, and had never used one of these tools before... I'm certainly a novice when it comes to electronics, and had never used one of these tools before. This was as easy and straight-forward as it seems, watching the lights light up every time we connected to a different cable, and then being able to label those. I can't imagine trying to do a project like this without it! A quick tip: I had rolls of various color duct tape, so after we identified the rooms, we put a small strip of that color on both ends of the coax - as well as made a guide put on the wall in the room which was the "hub" with all the cables coming out (i.e. Red = Master Bedroom, Blue = Family Room, etc.) for future reference.
Date published: 2017-03-07
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 1 out of 5 by from Works as described EXCEPT... You need a coax coupler if you're tracing coax lines in your house. ... Works as described EXCEPT... You need a coax coupler if you're tracing coax lines in your house. How hard would have been to include a cheap coupler with the packaging knowing it would be needed. Of course there was no way to know this until you go to actually use it. So a 30 minute ride to HD to buy the unit, a 30 minute ride home to discover I need to do it again just to use the thing for it's intended purpose. Also... You don't realize until you open it that the batteries are not replaceable. Seriously? Not a very well thought out product for $30.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The most weirdest situation when the TV in the master bedroom was turned on Channel 2 on 4 differ... The most weirdest situation when the TV in the master bedroom was turned on Channel 2 on 4 different TVs would no longer work. After one day checking cables and switches and no fix a Home Depot employee recommended the Klein Tools VDV Coaxial Explorer Plus Tester. I gave it a 4 star because the directions wasn't clear at first, but upon using the test equipment I then understood the directions were clearly (not very hard to use at all). Upon connecting the Klein Tools . It showed that I had a short in my 75 ohm cable system. I have 200 feet of cable within my home and 6 splitters , within the hour the Klein Tools located the shorted cable. P.S.it was not the cable connecting the master bedroom . Instead, the main cable that feeds all TVs.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked perfectly.... as expected. I needed to figure out which coax lines in the attic went to w... Worked perfectly.... as expected. I needed to figure out which coax lines in the attic went to which rooms in the house. I put the end caps in each of the rooms, then used the tester in the attic to confirm which line was which.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This tester work great right out of the package. ... This tester work great right out of the package. I have a bit of a rats nest in my smart control panel from switching cable providers. This helped me determine which lines went where, quickly.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I am pleased with the functionality of the device. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was... I am pleased with the functionality of the device. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was that the battery is not replaceable. The device has to be disposed of when battery dies.
Date published: 2017-05-02
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