DSX 5000 CableAnalyzer™ Copper Cable Certifier – Running a Test: By Fluke Networks

DSX 5000 CableAnalyzer™ Copper Cable Certifier  – Running a Test: By Fluke Networks

(Adrian Young) Welcome back.
Our tester is set up for a cat 5e test.
Now it’s time to run that test. But before we do that,
we’ll want to set a reference. To do that, very easy. Permanent
link adaptor on the main unit, connected into the channel adaptor
on the remote unit. And Amanda, please tap “Tools.” And “Set Reference” and “Test.” This is something you’re going
to want to do each day. The manual does say at least 30 days.
But part of this process is also a self-test. So it’s a good idea to do this each day.
And as you can see, it’s very quick. Okay, go ahead and tap “Done.” Now we’re going to connect
the tester into our magical box here and run a test. So,
we’re going to get you to take that off there.
And I’ll grab that for you. And you connect that one in there. And this is just my fun demo box.
It has a number of faults in there. Hopefully this link is going to pass. Now you may have heard
the instruments chirp. Whenever they connect to each other, you’ll hear that chirp. and that’s
really useful for the individual at the other end, because they’ll know
that they’re actually connected into the correct outlet. So, also noting
in the top left-hand corner here, next to the battery gauge, you’re
also going to see two little testers with the green arrows pointing at
each other. So when they’re connected, that indicates that they are connected
and they’re talking to each other. Okay Amanda, go ahead
and press the “Home” key for me. And tap “Test.” And for a cat 5e test,
it’s around about 8 to 9 seconds. For cat 6, cat 6a is around about 10 seconds.
It’s a pretty quick test to do on this tester. Certainly much faster than
the DTX on cat 6a. So this tester passed. We see the pass on the
top right-hand corner. The first thing that we see
on there is wiremap. Amanda, go ahead and tap
“Performance” for me. Now we see what’s very familiar
to DTX owners, is all the various parameters
required for cat 5e. Everything passes here,
so we’re good. Go ahead and hit “Save.” And because we preconfigured
all the cable IDs, we don’t have to tap in cable IDs.
We can just go “Save.” And we can move onto our next test.
Let’s change the test out here. I’m going to swap this across
to another link. And again, I hear the chirp, so I know
that they’re actually connected. Okay Amanda, go ahead
and tap “Test” again for me. So again, it’s running the insertion loss
and the alien crosstalk, the return loss, all the measurements that are
required by both the standards and your cabling vendor
for their warranty application. Uh-oh, it failed. Now what
you’re going to do at this stage is, go ahead and tap “Diagnostics”
for me, Amanda. What you’ve got now
is the next generation of automated diagnostics fault info. This tester is smart enough
that it can actually locate RJ45 connections in the link.
So if you had a consolidation point, you’d actually see 3 connectors
on the screen here. What the test is telling us is,
the connection at the far end is bad and it needs fixing.
Further information is available by tapping the box. If you’d like
to go ahead and tap the box. And we give you a
little bit more information. But the bottom line is,
we need to go to the far end and sort out that termination.
Okay, tap to go back. Let’s save that result.
Now we have two options. We have “Fix Later” or “Test Again.”
So if you’re in the mood for fixing that issue now, you go
ahead and fix it and do “Test Again” and hopefully get a pass
and save the result. Maybe you’re just testing
and testing and testing, in which case, you’re going to fix it later.
So go ahead and tap “Fix Later.” That brings up our cable ID
selection here. You’ll notice that 01A is missing,
because we’ve already tested that. It’s jumped to 01B.
Just go ahead and hit “Save.” And you are good to go.
One more thing that’s kind of cute about this tester. Go ahead and
press the “Home” key for me, Amanda. At any one stage, you can go
to the home screen and see how you’re progressing with the job.
So on here, you can actually see that we have a one tick,
green tick, and a one X. That tells us we have one passing
and one failing. You’re also going to see
a percentage on here that’s going to track how well
you’re doing with your job. So because we’ve preconfigured
all the cable IDs, if you only get halfway through your cable IDs,
then you’re only going to see 50% here. It really reduces the possibility of
missing links that you’re supposed to test. Okay, so that’s testing
with the DSX-5000. On the next video, I’m going to share
how to download those results to your PC and print them out and how to
present them to your customer.


  1. Hi sir, in the connection fail and "check the connector" message, i already change the module in both end and terminated but still the same fail message. i always have that problem, pls. help.

  2. Why is the guy Mansplaining to his assistant? Is he a magician? needs a beautiful assistant?
    it's rather patronizing to the poor Lady…
    Stand there, don't speak and do what I say!
    Nice one, who came up with this concept… a man…

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