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MICROSCANNER
MICROSCANNER PRO
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User Guide
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Test Equipment Depot
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Melrose, MA 02176-6024
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Table of Contents
The Keypad .......................................................... 4
Operating Mode .................................................... 4
Calibration Mode .................................................. 4
Setting the NVP percentage ................................. 5
Changing Display from Meters to Feet ................ 6
Battery .................................................................. 6
High Voltage Protection ........................................ 6
Technical Support ................................................. 7
Product Versions .................................................. 7
MICROSCANNER Tests ...................................... 8
Wiremap ........................................................... 8
Patch Cable Wiremap .............................. 10
Length ............................................................ 11
Network Link Indicator
(MICROSCANNER PRO) ......................... 12
Pair Length ............................................... 14
Coaxial Cabling
(MICROSCANNER PRO) ......................... 15
Office Identifier ............................................... 16
Office Identifier
(MICROSCANNER PRO) ......................... 17
Toner .................................................................. 18
Technical Specifications ..................................... 19
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The Keypad
When turned on, MICROSCANNER will flash the
LCD power-up test and then resume the test
mode that was last executed. MICROSCANNER
will turn off automatically when no cable is
detected and no key has been used for 10
minutes.
Press ▲ ▼ to quickly change pairs or adjust
values. The ▲ ▼ keys are only active if the
indicators are shown on the display
Operating Mode
Press MODE to select the desired test. The
available modes are: WIREMAP - OFFICE
IDENTIFIER - LENGTH - TONER
Calibration Mode
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Turn the MICROSCANNER OFF, then hold the
MODE key down while pressing the ON key to
start 'Calibrate' mode. Use MICROSCANNER to
calibrate cable lengths of more than 50 feet (15
meters) and up to 1500 feet (457 meters.)
Setting the NVP percentage
Once in Calibrate Mode, the default NVP
(Nominal Velocity of Propagation) will be
displayed followed by the overall cable length. The
cable length is measured with the currently stored
NVP.
NVP is the measure of how fast a signal travels
down a cable compared to the speed of light. The
result will be represented as a percentage of the
speed of light. For an accurate length test, the
NVP must be set correctly.
If you know a cable's NVP, change the displayed
numbers using the ▲▼ keys until the appropriate
NVP is displayed. The cable length will automatically adjust to the new NVP.
If you know a cable's length, change the shown
NVP using the ▲▼ keys until the appropriate
length is displayed. The NVP can be adjusted in
1% increments, and the length changes accordingly.
Cables used for calibration must be at least 50
feet (15 meters) long. Cable lengths of less than
50 feet will display FAULT.
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Changing Display from Meters to Feet
During Calibration you will be able to switch the
displayed length from meters to feet by simply
pressing the MODE key.
Press the ON/OFF key once the desired cable
length or NVP is displayed to terminate 'Calibrate'
mode and store the new calibration factor.
MICROSCANNER will use it for future length
measurements until another calibration is
performed.
Battery
MICROSCANNER requires a 9 Volt Alkaline
battery. The Battery icon is displayed on the
screen when MICROSCANNER detects a low
battery condition.
Using MICROSCANNER with a low battery may
effect the test accuracy.
If MICROSCANNER is stored for more than one
month, the battery should be removed.
Note: MICROSCANNER will not function properly
with a 9 Volt Carbon Battery.
High Voltage Protection
MICROSCANNER is designed to withstand input
voltage conditions that arise from normal
telephony applications such as 48 VDC at less
than 80 ma or 24 VAC used to power many
keysets. Tests cannot be performed when hazard
conditions exist on the inputs.
Technical Support
If you have technical questions, you may contact
Microtest Technical Support by phone, fax or email.
North America, Latin America, and Asia
Pacific:
1-800-NET-FIXR (1-800-638-3497) (U.S. and Canada only)
1-800-419-8991 (FAX) (U.S. and Canada only)
1-602-952-6483 (Voice)
1-602-952-6494 (FAX)
Greater Europe, Middle East, and Africa:
+44 1 293 456 025, +44 1 293 456 008 (FAX)
Before calling Technical Support, please have
your Hardware and Software Version numbers
available.
For new product information: World Wide Web
page at http://www.microtest.com
Product Versions
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Turn the MICROSCANNER OFF, then hold the ▲
and MODE keys down while pressing the ON key
to display your hardware and software versions.
Hardware
MICROSCANNER
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MICROSCANNERTM Tests
Wiremap
The Wiremap function tests twisted-pair cabling
for proper wiring. Your cabling configuration is
checked for shield continuity, opens, shorts,
crossed pairs, split pairs, and reversed pairs. Test
Results are displayed as a numeric representation, where the upper line of fixed digits shows the
detected wires at the MICROSCANNER jack, and
the lower line of digits indicates the actual wiring.
This function requires the use of the Wiremap
Adapter at the far end.
1. Connect the cable to be tested to the MAIN
jack (identified on the unit right above the
modular 8 jack).
2. To display the Wiremap screen, press the
MODE key until the word WIREMAP
appears on the screen.
Following are examples where MICROSCANNER
did not detect any faults.
Full Wiremap with intact shield shown as a
ZERO '0' on the right (4 pair, 8 wires)
10BaseT Cable
unshielded
(2 pair, 4 wires)
Token Ring
shielded
(2 pair, 4 wires)
Below are examples of wiring faults. The FAULT
indicator will be displayed and the numerical wire
indicators will blink.
Reversed:
Pair 3 - 6
Crossed:
Pairs 4 - 5, 3 - 6
Split Pair
Note: If a cable is wired correctly, pin-to-pin, but
there is a split pair, Wiremap will display SPLIT
PAIR. For example a wire from the 1 - 2 pair
could be twisted with a wire from the 3 - 6 pair.
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If the wire does not go to the far end, the
numerical indicator for the open will be left blank.
The word Open will be displayed. Shorted pairs
are indicated with a connecting bracket, and the
word Short will be displayed.
Open: Pair 4 - 5
Short: Pair 1 - 2
When the wiring fault includes shorted or
swapped non-pair pins (e.g. non-pair pins 1 - 3),
the wiremap will display dashes for those
numerical wire indicators.
Patch Cable Wiremap
The Wiremap function can also be used to verify
patch cables.
1. Simply plug the two ends of a cable into the
two modular 8 jacks (MAIN and LOOP
BACK) on MICROSCANNER.
2. To display the Wiremap screen, press the
MODE key until the word WIREMAP
appears on the screen.
If there are any miswires, the number of the faulty
wire will blink.
Length
The Length function measures the full length of a
twisted pair or coaxial cable. Twisted pair: If you
are measuring standard pair length,
MICROSCANNER will determine whether the
cable is open, shorted, or connected to a hub.
1. Connect the cable to be tested to the MAIN
jack (identified on the unit right above the
modular 8 jack).
2. To display the length screen, press the
MODE key until the word LENGTH appears
on the screen. The overall cable length will
be shown.
No Cable attached
70 feet cable
If the far end of a cable is connected to a hub,
MICROSCANNER will display HUB and the cable
length. The cable is considered connected to a
hub when the 3 - 6 pair is terminated and either
pair 1 - 2 or 4 - 5 is terminated.
Length to Hub
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Some early model 100TX only network equipment
does not generate link pulses and
MICROSCANNER will display HUB, the cable
length and the word SIGNAL.
Network Link Indicator (MICROSCANNER PRO)
The Network Link Indicator allows you to find
and identify active network 10/100 hubs and
confirm to which hub MICROSCANNER is
connected. It will blink the hub’s status indicator to
assist locating a single channel in a busy wiring
closet.
1. Connect the cable to be tested to the MAIN
jack (identified on the unit right above the
modular 8 jack).
2. To display the length screen, press the
MODE key until the word LENGTH appears
on the screen. MICROSCANNER displays
the word Hub followed by the length to the
hub.
3. When MICROSCANNER displays Hub and
the cable length, press the MODE key to
activate the blinking Hub light.
The word SIGNAL blinks once every two seconds
right below the word Hub. Go to the wiring closet
to view a light that blinks once every two seconds
at the port to which the cable is connected.
MICROSCANNER detects the kind of hub it is
connected to: 10, 100, or 10/100 alternately will
be displayed right after the word Hub. The
number is followed by the letters F and/or H as an
indication for the hub's full or half duplex capabilities. Descriptions are as follows:
10 H
10 HF
100 H
100 HF
100 HF4
- 10BASE-T
- 10BASE-T full duplex
- 100BASE-TX
- 100BASE-T full duplex
- 100BASE-T full duplex, 100BASE-T4
MICROSCANNER also Identifies workstations.
1. Connect the cable to be tested to the MAIN
jack (identified on the unit right above the
modular 8 jack).
2. To display the length screen, press the
MODE key until the word LENGTH appears
on the screen. MICROSCANNER displays
the word PC followed by the length to the
PC.
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3. When MICROSCANNER displays PC and
the cable length, press the MODE key to
activate the blinking Hub light.
Pair Length
If ▲▼ are displayed, you will be able to show
detailed pair information for each standard
conductor pair.
1. Press the ▲ key to display Pair 1 - 2 length.
2. Press the ▲ key again to display the other
pair combinations.
The pair length is not measured if the cable is too
long, connected to a hub, or a wiremap adapter is
used.
Pair 1 - 2 Length
Pair 1 - 2
not measurable
Coaxial Cabling (MICROSCANNER PRO)
Note: This feature is available in the residential
version or when using the COAX upgrade kit.
MICROSCANNER measures the full length of a
50 and/or 75Ω (Ohms) coaxial cable, e.g. RG-6
and identifies its termination state.
1. Attach the supplied COAX adapter to the
MAIN jack (identified on the unit right above
the modular 8 jack).
2. Connect the cable to be tested to the COAX
adapter jack.
3. To display the length screen, press the
MODE key until the word LENGTH appears
on the screen. The overall cable length will
be shown.
If the coaxial cable is not terminated at the far
end, the word Open will be displayed.
If a shorted cable is detected, the words FAULT
and Short will be displayed, and the length
where the short has been found.
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Office Identifier
The Office Identifier function allows you to find
the termination of an office cable drop from a
wiring closet. By inserting the Office Identifier
adapters into RJ-45 office wall outlets,
MICROSCANNER can identify office locations at
the patch panel.
The Office Identifier plugs are included in the
optional Office Identifier accessory kit. They are
uniquely numbered. The Wiremap Adapter may
also serve as an Office Identifier plug and will be
displayed as OFFICE 4.
1. Connect the cable to be tested to the MAIN
jack (identified on the unit right above the
modular 8 jack).
2. To display the Office Identifier screen, press
the MODE key until the word OFFICE is
displayed on the screen.
3. Insert the Office Identifier plugs into wall
outlets in the offices you wish to locate.
4. At the patch panel, run the Office Identifier
function to identify which office is connected
to a given port.
MICROSCANNER will display the number of the
Office Identifier found.
Office 4 found
No office found
Office Identifier (MICROSCANNER PRO)
The Office Identifier function allows you to find
the termination of a twisted pair and/or a coax
cable drop from a distribution panel. By inserting
the Office Identifier adapters into wall outlets,
MICROSCANNER can identify office locations at
the distribution panel.
The Office Identifier plugs are included in the
optional Office Identifier accessory kit. They are
uniquely numbered and have RJ-45 connectors on
one end and COAX connectors on the other end to
allow identification of RJ-45 and/or COAX outlets.
1. Attach the coax adapter to the MAIN jack
(identified on the unit right above the modular
8 jack).
2. To display the Office Identifier screen, press
the MODE key until the word OFFICE is
displayed on the screen.
3. Insert the Office Identifier plugs into wall
outlets in the offices you wish to locate.
4. At the distribution panel, connect the cable to
be tested to the coax adapter and run the
Office Identifier function to identify which
office is connected to a given port.
MICROSCANNER will display the number of the
Office Identifier found.
Office 1 found
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Toner
Toner is a cable tracing function that assists in
tracking cables hidden in walls, ceilings, floors, or
patch panels by generating four distinct multi-tone
signals that can be received by a cable tracer. To
trace a cable, use Microtest's Cable Tracer II, or
any equivalent tracing device, to convert a signal
on the cable into an audible tone. To determine
the cable path, simply trace along the wire using
the audible tone as a guide. The tracer needs to
be within one foot of the hidden cable. You may
select one of four different tone sequences,
displayed as the numbers 1-4 on the LCD.
1. To display the Toner screen, press the
MODE key until the words SIGNAL and
TONE are displayed on the screen.
2. To select a different tone sequence press the
▲ or ▼ key.
Display for time frames with #3 signal tone
To enhance the signal insert a grounding plug into
the ground jack located next to the MAIN and
LOOPBACK jacks. A grounding plug is included
in the optional Cable Tracer II kit. You may use
any grounding cable that has a standard insulated
phone tip plug.
Technical Specifications
Dimensions:
MICROSCANNER :
13.97 cm x 8.25 cm x 2.54 cm (5.5" x 3.25" x 1")
Wiremap Adapter:
7.62 cm x 3.18 cm x 2.11 cm (3" x 1.25" x .83")
Office Identifier:
7.62 cm x 1.60 cm x 1.47 cm (3" x .63" x .58")
Coax Adapter:
7.62 cm x 1.60 cm x 1.47 cm (3" x .63" x .58")
Ground pin receptacle size: 2.03 mm (.08")
Weight:
MICROSCANNER : 171.54 g (.38 lbs)
Wiremap Adapter/Office Identifier: 9.03 g (.02 lbs)
Power Source: 9 V Alkaline battery
User Interface:
Display: Custom LCD
Size: 4.42 cm x 2.15 cm (1.75" x .85")
Keypad: Four momentary contact keys
Environmental:
Operating Temperature:0° to 50°C (32° to 122°F)
Storage Temperature:-10° to 55°C (14° to 131°F)
Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
Applications:
Shielded and unshielded twisted pair cable, 75 or
50 ohm coaxial cable, 10 or 10/100 BASE-T
Networks
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Test Interface:
Main:
Modular 8 connector for length,
10/100 link identification, wiremap,
office identifier/room identifier, trace
Loopback: Modular 8 connector for patch cable
wiremap
Calibration: User selectable NVP
NVP calculation based on known cable length
Minimum length: 15 meters (50 feet)
Length:
Maximum length: 450 meters (1500 feet)
Office Identifier:
Maximum length: 150 meters (500 feet)
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