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Cable Tester Month
In the networking arena, there are two basic types of cable testers, the economical go no-go cable testers and the more costly and sophisticated network analyzers. The cost difference between the two is typically thousands of dollars.
Typical use of a network analyzer/tester involves certifying an existing cable plant and requires specialized training. Most network analyzers can determine the total length of the cable run, what data speed is running on a particular cable, as well as the exact location and type of fault in a cable.
For most users a go no-go cable tester can be useful in diagnosing cable related problems very cost effectively. These testers provide at a glance LED verification of a cable’s condition whether it be open, short, crossed or good.
These portable testers are great for testing either patch cables or premise wiring. Typically, the testers consist of the master and remote unit. The remote unit sends a signal through the cable being tested into the master unit where descriptive LEDs show the condition of the cable. These testers are small and lightweight and can be used quite easily in the field.
How to Verify the Continuity of a Patch Cable
Go no-go cable testers are also handy for bench testing patch cables. Simply plug one end of the cable into the master unit and the other end into the remote unit and you will instantly see the cables test results displayed on the multi-color LEDs.
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