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Klein Tools VDV Scout Pro 2 Tester Kit
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Klein Tools

VDV Scout Pro 2 Tester Kit

$79.00 /each

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The VDV Scout Pro 2 Tester Kit is a versatile voice/data/video cable tester that locates and tests coax, data and telephone cables. Identify multiple cable runs with included remotes. With this kit, you can ensure fast and accurate cable installations each time.

  • Tests voice (RJ11/12), data (RJ45) and video (F-connector) coax connections
  • Utilize the 5 LanMap and 5 CoaxMap Location Remotes to identify cable runs
  • Test for open, short, miswire or split-pair faults
  • Trace cables, wire pairs and individual conductor wires with the Tone Generator (functionality requires an analog tone tracing probe not included)
  • Other features include: voltage warning, shield detection, auto power off, low battery indicator and a self-storing remote
  • Compatible with Test-n-Map Remotes that test, map and ID multiple cable runs in a single step
  • Kit includes: 1 Scout Pro 2 Tester, 1 self-storing remote, 5 LanMap RJ45 Location Remotes, 5 CoaxMap F-connector Location Remotes, 1 coax barrel F adapter, manual and 9V battery
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Can the tool be used to determine which cable has a signal?

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We have lots of cables entering into a common location but the main cable is not marked. I need to determine which one has the signal.
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September 27, 2016
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All testing is static, only wire testing, not a signal analyzer.
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Yes
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In general, not really. If the cable is plugged into a switch, it will indicate that there is voltage on the line. But it doesn't tell you what is providing the voltage, the strength of the voltage, etc. It doesn't tell you if it's a legitimate signal, or just a short/fault somewhere.
In your specific scenario, if all other cables had no other sources of voltage, the one that did would be your cable. Read More
In general, not really. If the cable is plugged into a switch, it will indicate that there is voltage on the line. But it doesn't tell you what is providing the voltage, the strength of the voltage, etc. It doesn't tell you if it's a legitimate signal, or just a short/fault somewhere.
In your specific scenario, if all other cables had no other sources of voltage, the one that did would be your cable. So, yes, it could help you narrow things down. Read Less
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It comes with several tracer plugs that you put into wall plates. Then you can plug your main cable into the tester, and the tester will tell you which tracer it's connected to.
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January 12, 2016
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The VDV Scout Pro 2 Tester can be used to help find the correct cable, but it requires an accessory item not included with this kit. This instrument can tone the appropriate cable and it could then be traced with a probe, such as Klein Tools Model # VDV500-060.
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Can you use it to test using just one end of the wire?

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No, a transmitter is plugged in one end and the tester on the other.
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No. You have to use both pieces.
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No, you need to plug the small dongle onto the other end of the cable in order for the tester to work
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No. You have to connect to both ends
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December 14, 2015
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The Scout Pro 2 Tester can send tones down a wire for tracing with a probe (which is a separate purchase). All other testing applications require both ends of the cable to be connected to the instrument or remote.
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can this tell you how far into the cable a short is or just that it has a short?

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July 21, 2016
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The VDV Scout Pro 2 Tester will identify a short, it does not determine how far into the cable the short is.
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I believe it only tells you which pair is shorted or open. I have used it for just that and I don't recall the distance. Good luck.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 20 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Simple Function A must have tool for networking. Test your connection and find where it goes! September 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by simple to use This cable tester will perform most of the duties anyone would need. The buttons are pretty self explanatory and the directions are pretty well documented. This tester won't measure length, if you require length measurements you will need to purchase the LT model. This model will test the cable if its its good and will also tell you which jack is at what location. The end pieces are numbered and the meter will let you know which number corresponds to what jack. The plastic case is probably not the most durable, I don't recommend dropping it. Also it didn't come with a case, but you can purchase that separately. February 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tester Kit The tool was a quality item. Did everything that I needed it to do. Good instructions. April 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Useful troubleshooter I install category cabling for a living and use this tool quite a bit for it's very fast pin out test. Best feature is the tone generator. It produces a tone that is very easily detectable at the other end of the cable, even when it's plugged into a switch. I bought one for each of my techs for quick troubleshooting. April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice tester for DIY network and CCTV installation My home wired network has 15 devices and 5 switches, and I have cats that chew on exposed cables, so I wanted a tool that would diagnose connection problems and identify cable runs. I'm also considering installing a CCTV system, so video testing and identification would be a plus. This Klein meter met my requirements perfectly. Continuity testing and identification for video are both done with the CoaxMap Location ID remote - a small push-on device with a male F-connector that has an ID number that is displayed on the meter.. To test continuity for phone or data, you connect one end of the cable to the tester and the other end of the cable to the "self-storing remote". This is a small yellow box that snaps into the bottom of the meter for storage. The continuity test is comprehensive, showing the pin connection on each end as well as detecting open and shorted connections. To identify a data cable, a LanMap Location ID remote is connected to the far end. This is a small yellow device with a RJ45 male connector and an ID number that is displayed on the meter. You can have data and video cables connected at the same time and the ID numbers displayed on the meter will alternate. Pressing one of the function buttons (voice, video, data, tone, ID) turns it on. For the voice and data functions, it automatically turns off in 20 seconds unless you hold the function button for 3 seconds, in which case it turns "LOOP ON", which keeps the power on until the O/ID button is pressed, or it will auto-power off after 5 minutes. The battery life is approximately 425 hours. The video F-connector at top of meter is male, with an exposed center connector that can be bent when the meter is stored. I'm going to leave the included female-to-female (barrel) adapter attached to protect it. This kit includes 5 RJ45 male ID plugs, 5 male push-on F-connector ID plugs, and one barrel connector. A 9 volt battery is included, but not a case. If you want to use it for a CCTV installation that uses BNC video connectors instead of F connectors, you'll need a BNC female to F-connector female adapter, which is not included. The tone function requires an analog tone probe, which is not included. There are several options for tone generation, including frequency, pattern, and which data wires the tones are placed on. The manual is comprehensive and nicely illustrated. January 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Work great I was putting in a new ip phone system and needed to run a bunch of new lines. This really helped testing all the lines, and sorting them out in the phone closet. Would be really fantastic if could tell me distance of cable and or break in cable. But you got to pay the buck bucks for that. March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Timesaver when troubleshooting network cable problems Tester is easy to use, and saves a lot of time over probing individual wires March 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This tool is great for wiring data and audio/video I previously used the Cat-5 tester tool that had the blinking lights. It didn't help me troubleshoot and it certainly didn't help trace wiring. This tool allowed me to get my data network up and running in one day, finding termination errors quickly. It is the best! February 16, 2016
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