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Model # VDV512-058

Internet # 202520424

Store SKU # 322579

VDV Coaxial Explorer Plus Tester

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$29.97 /each




Model # VDV512-058

Internet # 202520424

Store SKU # 322579

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.

  • Tests coaxial cable and maps up to 4 locations
  • LED display is easy to read
  • Color-coded remotes for simple identification
  • Compact size fits easily into a pocket or pouch
  • Remote holder for convenience
  • Includes 2 lithium batteries

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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 39 reviewers.
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 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great tester for multi line testing. The tester is simple to use. I was able to track a coax issue quickly. November 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A HUGE timesaver I found myself having to re-wire a motorhome's TV and sound system. With two antennas (satellite and local), a CATV input and DVD and VHS tuners, I had a real spaghetti-farm to trace. After many hours of trying unsuccessfully to find out where all the wires went, and at the suggestion of a professional installer, I purchased this Klein wire tracer. The next day, the job was finished in an hour...and it worked! The only additional parts needed are four double-female F connectors to attach the remotes to the ends of the cables. I only had one, so the job took a bit longer as I could only trace one wire at a time. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to trace cables, this is the tool to have. June 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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. November 13, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by works a charm Moved into a new house where apparently the DirectTV and Dish network contractors that had been there prior decided that nobody would ever want terrestrial cable decided to create a birds nest of coax in the demarcation box, cut several ends off the cables, re-reouted cables and left dead lines, and nothing was labelled. It was a complete cluster-f of epic proportions. This tool helped me make quick work out of figuring out what was what and streamlining my box and identifying my runs. Well worth the price. September 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. August 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great toner for the price I'm in the satellite industry and been doing it for 10 yrs. I've gone through dozen of pocket toners, mappers, ect.. This is by far one the better ones that I've owned, besides you can't go wrong with Klein tools. My local distributor sells a toner that cost twice as much as this one and I've replaced it twice because it stops working like it should. My Klein toner has lasted over a year and haven't had any issues, this is my second one I purchased and keep it as a back up, I use this every single day and most of my techs have purchased this toner since I've had mine and absolutely satisfied with this tool. Great buy March 11, 2014
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