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
$20.78 /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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Customer Questions & Answers

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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Customer Reviews

VDV Coaxial Explorer Plus Tester is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 57.
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 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
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