Pocket-sized Cat 6/6A testing and crimping

July 16, 2019
Klein Tools adds two compact new tools to its Voice-Data-Video product line.
Klein Tools
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Klein Tools has introduced its new LAN Explorer Data Cable Tester (Cat. No. VDV526-100) and Compact Pass-Thru Modular Crimper (Cat. No. VDV226-005).

“This addition to Klein’s Voice-Data-Video product line offers two innovative solutions to connecting and testing successful installations in phone and data applications,” says Karen Alpan, product manager at Klein Tools. “The LAN Explorer Data Cable Tester provides instant, easy-to-understand results, while the Compact Pass-Thru Modular Crimper quickly crimps and trims data connectors. Their simple, compact designs help lighten tool bags to make traveling to and from the job site easier.”

Per the manufacturer, the VDV526-100 tests voice and data cables for miswires, open faults, short faults and shield status. The VDV226-005 works with Klein Tools' Pass-Thru connectors to reduce prep time with the capability to crimp the company's RJ45 Pass-Thru connectors and trim conductor wires in one step. Both products augment Klein Tools’ existing Voice-Data-Video product line and feature pocket-sized, compact designs for easy, all-day carrying.

Specific product details per Klein Tools are as follows:

LAN Explorer Data Cable Tester with Remote (Cat. No. VDV526-100)
  • Single button testing of RJ11, RJ12 and RJ45 terminated voice and data cables
  • Tests CAT3, CAT5e and CAT6/6A cables
  • Fast LED responses indicate cable status (Pass, Miswire, Open-Fault, Short-Fault and Shield)
  • Test remote stores securely in tester body
  • Compact tester easily fits in pocket for greater accessibility
  • Auto power-off conserves battery life
  • Low battery indicator; includes 1 x 9V battery
  • Replacement remote sold separately (Cat. No VDV999-150)
Compact Pass-Thru Modular Crimper (Cat. No. VDV226-005)
  • Crimps Klein Tools' RJ45 Pass-Thru connectors and trims conductor wires in one step
  • Fast, reliable RJ45 Pass-Thru Modular Crimper reduces prep time while minimizing rework and wasted materials for data applications
  • Trims connector wires flush to connectors, eliminating unintended contact when mated with the jack
  • On-tool wiring guide helps minimize wiring errors
  • Extends Klein Tools’ existing Pass-Thru product offering; for use with Klein Tools Pass-Thru Connectors only
  • Not for use with standard (non Pass-Thru) connectors
  • Replacement blades sold separately (Cat. No. VDV999-078)

For more information, visit www.kleintools.com/new-products.

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