Manual
DTX Series
CableAnalyzer
Users Manual
PN 2142201
April 2004 Rev. 1 11/04
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Table of Contents
Title
Overview of Features....................................................................................................
Registration ...................................................................................................................
Contacting Fluke Networks ..........................................................................................
Accessing the Technical Reference Handbook ............................................................
Additional Resources for Cable Testing Information..................................................
Unpacking .....................................................................................................................
DTX-1800 ..................................................................................................................
DTX-1200 ..................................................................................................................
DTX-LT ......................................................................................................................
Safety Information........................................................................................................
Getting Acquainted ......................................................................................................
Physical Features ......................................................................................................
Powering the Tester.................................................................................................
Localizing the Tester ................................................................................................
About Link Interface Adapters ................................................................................
Preparing to Save Tests.................................................................................................
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Certifying Twisted Pair Cabling ...................................................................................
Setting the Reference for Twisted Pair Cabling .....................................................
Twisted Pair Test Settings........................................................................................
Autotest on Twisted Pair Cabling ...........................................................................
Autotest Summary Results for Twisted Pair Cabling..............................................
PASS*/FAIL* Results .................................................................................................
Automatic Diagnostics .................................................................................................
Certifying Coaxial Cabling ...........................................................................................
Setting the Reference for Coaxial Cabling .............................................................
Coaxial Test Settings................................................................................................
Autotest on Coaxial Cabling ...................................................................................
Autotest Results for Coaxial Cabling ......................................................................
Cable ID Options...........................................................................................................
Memory Functions ........................................................................................................
Formatting the Memory Card (DTX-1800 and DTX-1200) or Internal Memory...
Setting the Storage Location (DTX-1800 and DTX-1200) .....................................
Viewing Results........................................................................................................
Moving and Deleting Results ..................................................................................
DTX-1800, DTX-1200 ...........................................................................................
All Models ...........................................................................................................
Uploading Results to a PC .......................................................................................
Options and Accessories...............................................................................................
About LinkWare and LinkWare Stats Software ..........................................................
Maintenance.................................................................................................................
Cleaning ...................................................................................................................
Factory Calibration ..................................................................................................
Updating the Tester’s Software ..............................................................................
Updating with a PC.............................................................................................
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Updating with Another Tester ...........................................................................
Updating with a Memory Card (DTX-1800, DTX-1200) ....................................
Retraining the Battery Gauge .................................................................................
Certification and Compliance.......................................................................................
CSA Standards ..........................................................................................................
Safety ........................................................................................................................
Index
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List of Figures
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Tester Front Panel Features .................................................................................................
Tester Side and Top Panel Features ....................................................................................
Smart Remote Features........................................................................................................
Removing the Battery Pack .................................................................................................
Smart Remote Battery Status Shown After Power-Up .......................................................
Attaching and Removing Adapters.....................................................................................
Handling Guidelines for Permanent Link Adapters ...........................................................
Changing the Personality Module.......................................................................................
Twisted Pair Reference Connections ...................................................................................
Equipment for Certifying Twisted Pair Cabling..................................................................
Permanent Link Test Connections .......................................................................................
Channel Test Connections ...................................................................................................
Autotest Summary for Twisted Pair Cabling ......................................................................
PASS* and FAIL* Results ......................................................................................................
Examples of Automatic Diagnostic Screens ........................................................................
Coaxial Pair Reference Connections....................................................................................
Equipment for Certifying Coaxial Cabling..........................................................................
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Coaxial Network Cabling Test Connections .......................................................................
Coaxial Video Cabling Test Connections ............................................................................
Autotest Results for Coaxial Cabling ..................................................................................
Updating the Software with a PC.......................................................................................
Updating the Software with an Updated Tester ...............................................................
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DTX Series CableAnalyzer
Overview of Features
The DTX Series CableAnalyzers are rugged, hand-held
instruments used to certify, troubleshoot, and document
copper and fiber cabling installations. The testers feature
the following:
•
The DTX-1800 and DTX-1200 certify twisted pair and
coaxial cabling to Class F limits (600 MHz) in less than
25 seconds and Category 6 cabling in less than 10
seconds. Meets Level III and proposed Level IV
accuracy requirements.
•
The DTX-LT certifies Category 6 cabling in less than
28 seconds. Both meet Level III and proposed Level IV
accuracy requirements.
•
Color display clearly indicates PASS/FAIL results.
•
Automatic diagnostics report distance to and likely
causes of common faults.
•
Toner feature helps you locate jacks and
automatically starts an Autotest upon tone
detection.
•
Optional fiber modules let you certify multimode
and singlemode fiber optic cabling.
•
Stores up to 250 Cat 6 Autotest results, including
graphical data, in internal memory.
•
The DTX-1800 and DTX-1200 store up to 500 Cat 6
Autotest results, including graphical data, on a
16 MB removable memory card.
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Runs for at least 12 hours on the rechargeable lithium
ion battery pack.
•
Smart remote with optional fiber module can be used
with Fluke Networks OF-500 OptiFiber Certifying
OTDR for loss/length certification.
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Contacting Fluke Networks
Note
If you contact Fluke Networks about your tester,
have the tester's software and hardware version
numbers available if possible.
LinkWare software lets you upload test results to a
PC to create professional-quality test reports. The
LinkWare Stats option generates browsable,
graphical reports of cable test statistics.
www.flukenetworks.com
support@flukenetworks.com
+1-425-446-4519
Registration
•
Australia: 61 (2) 8850-3333 or 61 (3) 9329 0244
Registering your product with Fluke Networks gives you
access to valuable information on product updates,
troubleshooting tips, and other support services.
•
Beijing: 86 (10) 6512-3435
•
Brazil: 11 3044 1277
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Canada: 1-800-363-5853
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Europe: +44 1923 281 300
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Hong Kong: 852 2721-3228
To register, fill out the online registration form on the
Fluke Networks website at
www.flukenetworks.com/registration.
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Japan: +81-3-3434-0181
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Korea: 82 2 539-6311
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Singapore: +65-6738-5655
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Taiwan: (886) 2-227-83199
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USA: 1-800-283-5853
Visit our website for a complete list of phone numbers.
Accessing the Technical Reference
Handbook
The DTX CableAnalyzer Technical Reference Handbook
provides additional information on the tester. The
handbook is available on the DTX CableAnalyzer Product
CD included with your tester and on the DTX
CableAnalyzer product page on the Fluke Networks
website.
Additional Resources for Cable
Testing Information
The Fluke Networks Knowledge Base answers common
questions about Fluke Networks products and provides
articles on cable testing techniques and technology.
To access the Knowledge Base, log on to
www.flukenetworks.com, then click knowledge base at
the top of the page.
The website cabletesting.com answers common questions
about cable testing and provides articles on testing,
documentation, and standards, and other reference
information.
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Unpacking
The DTX Series CableAnalyzers come with the accessories
listed below. If something is damaged or missing, contact
the place of purchase immediately.
DTX-1200
•
DTX-1200 CableAnalyzer with lithium-ion battery
pack
•
DTX-1200 SmartRemote with lithium-ion battery pack
•
Two Cat 6/Class E permanent link adapters with
personality modules
DTX-1800
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DTX-1800 CableAnalyzer with lithium-ion battery
pack
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Two Cat 6/Class E channel adapters
•
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Two headsets
DTX-1800 SmartRemote with lithium-ion battery pack
•
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Carrying case
Two Cat 6/Class E permanent link adapters with
personality modules
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Carrying strap
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USB cable for PC communications
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Two ac adapters
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DTX Series CableAnalyzer Users Manual
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DTX Series CableAnalyzer Product CD
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LinkWare Software CD
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Two Cat 6/Class E channel adapters
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Two headsets
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Carrying case
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Carrying strap
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Memory card
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USB cable for PC communications
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DTX RS-232 serial cable for PC communications
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Two ac adapters
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DTX Series CableAnalyzer Users Manual
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DTX Series CableAnalyzer Product CD
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LinkWare Software CD
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Safety Information
DTX-LT
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DTX-LT CableAnalyzer with lithium-ion battery pack
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DTX-LT SmartRemote with lithium-ion battery pack
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Two Cat 6/Class E permanent link adapters with
personality modules
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One Cat 6/Class E channel adapter
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Carrying strap
•
•
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DTX Series CableAnalyzer Users Manual
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DTX Series CableAnalyzer Product CD
•
LinkWare Software CD
Safety Information
WXWarning
To avoid possible fire, electric shock, or personal
injury:
•
Do not open the case; no user-serviceable parts
are inside.
USB cable for PC communications
•
Do not modify the tester.
Two ac adapters
•
Use only ac adapters approved by Fluke
Networks for use with the DTX tester to charge
the battery or power the tester.
•
When servicing the tester, use only specified
replacement parts.
•
Do not use the tester if it is damaged. Inspect
the tester before use.
•
If this equipment is used in a manner not
specified by the manufacturer, the protection
provided by the equipment may be impaired.
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•
Always turn on the tester before connecting it
to a cable. Turning the tester on activates the
tool’s input protection circuitry.
•
Do not use the tester if it operates abnormally.
Protection may be impaired.
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Caution
Never connect the tester to any telephony
inputs, systems, or equipment, including ISDN.
Doing so is a misapplication of this product,
which can result in damage to the tester and
create a potential shock hazard to the user.
To avoid disrupting network operation, to avoid
damaging the tester or cables under test, to
avoid data loss, and to ensure maximum
accuracy of test results:
•
Never connect the tester to an active network.
Doing so may disrupt network operation.
•
Never attempt to insert any connector other
than an 8-pin modular (RJ45) connector into an
adapter’s jack. Inserting other connectors, such
as RJ11 (telephone) connectors, can permanently
damage the jack.
Safety Information
•
Never operate portable transmitting devices,
such as walkie-talkies and cell phones, during a
cable test. Doing so might cause erroneous test
results.
•
Leave the module bay covers in place when the
fiber modules are not installed. See page 10.
•
Turn off the tester before attaching or removing
modules.
•
To ensure maximum accuracy of copper cable
test results, perform the reference procedure as
described under “Setting the Reference” every
30 days.
•
Never remove the memory card while the
memory card’s LED is on. Doing so can corrupt
the data on the card.
•
The permanent link interface adapters may not
perform properly or may be damaged if they are
handled improperly. See pages 16 and 17 for
important handling information.
W* Warning: Class 1 and Class 2 Laser
Products
To avoid possible eye damage caused by
hazardous radiation, when using the fiber
modules follow the safety guidelines given in
the DTX-MFM/GFM/SFM Fiber Module Users
Manual or the DTX Series CableAnalyzer
Technical Reference Handbook.
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Getting Acquainted
Physical Features
The following sections introduce the tester's basic
features.
Figures 1 and 2 describe the tester’s features. Figure 3
describes the smart remote’s features.
1
11
F1
F2
F3
10
2
TEST
EXIT
ENTER
SAVE
9
SINGLE
TEST
MONITOR
8
7
AUTO
TEST
3
SETUP
SPECIAL
FUNCTIONS
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TALK
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5
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Figure 1. Tester Front Panel Features
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A LCD display with backlight and adjustable brightness.
B P: Starts the currently selected test. Activates the
tone generator for twisted pair cabling if no smart
remote is detected. The test starts when both testers
are connected.
C N: Saves Autotest results in memory.
D Rotary switch selects the tester’s modes.
E M: On/off key.
dim settings. Hold for 1 second to adjust the display
contrast.
H B C A D: Arrow keys for navigating
through screens and incrementing or decrementing
alphanumeric values.
I H: Enter key selects the highlighted item from a
menu.
J I: Exits the current screen without saving changes.
F O: Press to use the headset to talk to the person at
the other end of the link.
G G: Press to switch the backlight between bright and
K A B C: The softkeys provide functions related
to the current screen. The functions are shown on the
screen above the keys.
Figure 1. Tester Front Panel Features (cont.)
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2
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Figure 2. Tester Side and Top Panel Features
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A Connector for twisted pair interface adapters.
F Headset jack for talk mode.
B Cover for the module bay. Slide off the cover to install
G Connector for the ac adapter. The LED turns on when
optional modules, such as the fiber module.
the tester is connected to ac power.
C Bail.
•
Red: Battery is charging.
D DTX-1800 and DTX-1200: Slot and activity LED for the
•
Green: Battery is charged.
•
Flashing red: Charge timeout. The battery failed
to reach full charge within 6 hours. See
“Powering the Tester” on page 14.
removable memory card. To eject the card, push in
then release the card.
E USB (
) and RS-232C (
: DTX-1800,
DTX-1200) ports for uploading test reports to a PC and
updating the tester’s software. The RS-232C port uses a
custom DTX cable available from Fluke Networks.
Figure 2. Tester Side and Top Panel Features (cont.)
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3
1
PASS
4
TEST
FAIL
TALK
5
TONE
6
LOW BATTERY
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TALK
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Figure 3. Smart Remote Features
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G Low battery LED lights when the battery is low.
Caution
All the LEDs flash if the smart remote detects
excessive voltage on the cable. Unplug the cable
immediately if this occurs.
Note
The LEDs also act as a battery gauge. See Figure
5 on page 15.
A Connector for twisted pair interface adapters.
B Pass LED lights when a test passes.
H P: Starts the test currently selected on the main unit.
Activates the tone generator for twisted pair cabling if
no main tester is detected. The test starts when both
testers are connected.
I O: Press to use the headset to talk to the person at
the other end of the link. Press again to adjust the
volume. Press and hold to exit talk mode.
J M: On/off key.
K USB port for updating the tester’s software with a PC.
C Test LED lights during cable tests.
L Headset jack for talk mode.
D Fail LED lights when a test fails.
E Talk LED lights when the smart remote is in talk mode.
Press Oto adjust the volume.
F Tone LED lights and the tone generator turns on when
you press P, but the main tester is not connected.
M Connector for the ac adapter, as described in Figure 2.
N Cover for the module bay. Slide off the cover to install
optional modules, such as the fiber module.
Figure 3. Smart Remote Features (cont.)
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Powering the Tester
•
You may charge the battery when it is attached or
detached from the tester. Figure 4 shows how to
remove the battery.
•
The battery charges fully in about 4 hours with the
tester off. A fully-charged battery lasts for at least 12
hours of typical use.
Note
The battery will not charge at temperatures
outside of 0 °C to 45 °C (32 °F to 113 °F). The
battery charges at a reduced rate between 40 °C
and 45 °C (104 °F and 113 °F).
•
The battery status icon (
) near the upper-right
corner of main screens shows the battery’s charge
level. The smart remote’s LEDs show the smart
remote’s battery status at the end of the power-up
cycle, as shown in Figure 5.
For additional battery information, connect the main
tester and smart remote through link adapters, turn
the rotary switch to SPECIAL FUNCTIONS; then select
Battery Status. See page 56 for information on
retraining the battery gauge.
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If the battery does not reach full charge within 6
hours, the battery LED flashes red. Verify that the
battery was within the temperature range given
above during charging and that the correct ac
adapter was used. Disconnect then reconnect ac
power and try charging the battery again. If the
battery does not charge the second time, it should be
replaced.
Localizing the Tester
Local settings include Language, Date, Time, Numeric
Format, Length Units, and Power Line Frequency.
1
Turn the rotary switch to SETUP.
2
Use D to highlight Instrument Settings at the
bottom of the list; then press H.
3
Use Cand D to find and highlight Language on
the bottom of tab 2; then press H.
4
Use D to highlight the desired language; then
press H.
5
Use the arrow keys and H to find and change
other local settings on tabs 2, 3, and 4 under
Instrument Settings.
Getting Acquainted
PASS
TEST
84 % - 100 %
67 % - 83 %
51 % - 66 %
34 % - 50 %
18 % - 33 %
0 % - 17 %
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Figure 4. Removing the Battery Pack
FAIL
PASS
TALK
TONE
TEST
LOW BATTERY
FAIL
TALK
TEST
TALK
TONE
LOW BA
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Figure 5. Smart Remote Battery Status Shown
After Power-Up
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About Link Interface Adapters
Link interface adapters provide the correct jacks and
interface circuitry for testing different types of twisted
pair LAN cabling. The channel and permanent link
interface adapters provided are suitable for testing
cabling up to Cat 6. Optional coaxial adapters let you test
coaxial cabling.
Figure 6 shows how to attach and remove adapters.
F1
F2
F1
F3
TEST
EXIT
F2
F3
TEST
EXIT
ENTER
ENTER
SAVE
SAVE
SINGLE
TEST
MONITOR
TALK
AUTO
TEST
SINGLE
TEST
SETUP
SPECIAL
FUNCTIONS
MONITOR
AUTO
TEST
SETUP
SPECIAL
FUNCTIONS
TALK
WCaution
To avoid damaging the permanent link adapter
and to ensure maximum accuracy of test results,
never pinch, kink, or crush the adapter’s cable.
Follow the handling guidelines given in Figure 7.
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Figure 6. Attaching and Removing Adapters
Getting Acquainted
7 in (18 cm)
minimum
06
PM
7 in (18 cm) minimum
radius or bend
DSP-7XXX CABLE ANALYZER
F2
F3
PM06
F1
TEST
EXIT
ENTER
SAVE
SINGLE
TEST
MONITOR
TALK
AUTO
TEST
SETUP
SPECIAL
FUNCTIONS
7 in (18 cm)
minimum
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Figure 7. Handling Guidelines for Permanent Link Adapters
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The DTX-PLA001 universal permanent link adapter has a
removable personality module. These may be changed to
customize the adapter for different jack configurations.
To change the personality module, do the following
(refer to Figure 8):
1
Ground yourself by touching a grounded, conductive
surface.
2
Remove the link interface adapter from the tester.
3
Use your fingers to unscrew the screw on the
personality module.
Static sensitive
device
F1
Store the module in its original, static protection
bag.
5
Put the new module in place and tighten the screw
with your fingers.
WCaution
Tighten the screw snugly with your fingers
only. Do not overtighten. Doing so can damage
the module or the end of the cable.
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TEST
ENTER
SAVE
SINGLE
TEST
MONITOR
TALK
4
F2
EXIT
AUTO
TEST
SETUP
SPECIAL
FUNCTIONS
Personality
module
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Figure 8. Changing the Personality Module
The optional DTX/DSP/OMNI-PLCAL automated
calibration kit lets you calibrate your permanent link
adapters to compensate for physical changes that occur
over time to the adapter’s cable and other components.
Contact Fluke Networks for more information.
Preparing to Save Tests
Preparing to Save Tests
!
Check the memory space available:
Insert a memory card (DTX-1800 and 1200), turn the
rotary switch to SPECIAL FUNCTIONS; then select
Memory Status. Models DTX-1800 and 1200: press J
to switch between memory card and internal memory
status. Use K to format the memory card or internal
memory if necessary.
!
Set up a job folder:
On the Instrument Settings menu select the following:
•
Current Folder: Select an existing folder or press
J Create Folder to create a new folder.
!
Set the plot data storage option:
On the Instrument Settings menu select Store Plot Data.
Select Standard to save plot data for the frequency
range required by the selected test limit. Select
Extended to save data beyond the range required by
the selected test limit. Select No to save data in text
format only, which lets you save more results.
Select a cable ID source:
You can select IDs from a pre-generated list or create an
ID after each test. Turn the rotary switch to SETUP,
select Instrument Settings, select Cable ID Source; then
select a source. See “Cable ID Options” on page 41 for
details.
!
•
!
Enter job information:
On the Instrument Settings menu press C to show the
tab with the Operator, Site, and Company names. To
enter a new name, select a setting, press J Create;
then use the softkeys, BC A D, and H for
editing. Press N when you are finished.
Result Storage Location (DTX-1800 and 1200):
Select Internal Memory or Memory Card (if
present).
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Certifying Twisted Pair Cabling
You do not need to set the reference after changing link
interface adapters.
Setting the Reference for Twisted Pair Cabling
The reference procedure sets a baseline for insertion loss,
ELFEXT, and dc resistance measurements.
Run the tester’s reference procedure at the following
times:
•
When you want to use the tester with a different
smart remote. You can reference the tester to two
different smart remotes.
•
Every 30 days. Doing so ensures maximum accuracy
of test results.
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Note
Turn on the tester and smart remote and let
them sit for 1 minute before setting the
reference. Set the reference only after the
testers have reached an ambient temperature
between 10 °C and 40 °C (50 °F and 104 °F).
Certifying Twisted Pair Cabling
To set the reference, do the following:
Attach permanent link and channel adapters and
make the connections shown in Figure 9.
2
Turn the rotary switch to SPECIAL FUNCTIONS and
turn on the smart remote.
3
Permanent link
adapter
Highlight Set Reference; then press H. If both a
fiber module and copper adapter are attached,
select Link Interface Adapter next.
PM06
1
Channel
adapter
PASS
TEST
FAIL
4
Press P.
TALK
TONE
LOW BATTERY
F1
F2
F3
TEST
EXIT
ENTER
SAVE
SINGLE
TEST
MONITOR
AUTO
TEST
SETUP
SPECIAL
FUNCTIONS
TEST
TALK
TALK
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Figure 9. Twisted Pair Reference Connections
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Twisted Pair Test Settings
To access the settings, turn the rotary switch to SETUP,
use D to highlight Twisted Pair; then press H.
Table 1 describes the settings that apply to twisted pair
cabling tests.
Table 1. Twisted Pair Test Settings
Setting
Description
SETUP >
Twisted Pair >
Cable Type
Select a cable type appropriate for the type you will test. The cable types are organized by type and
manufacturer. Selecting Custom lets you create a cable type. See the Technical Reference Handbook for
details.
SETUP >
Twisted Pair >
Test Limit
Select the appropriate test limit for the job. Selecting Custom lets you create a test limit. See the
Technical Reference Handbook for details.
SETUP >
Twisted Pair >
NVP
Nominal velocity of propagation, which is used with the measured propagation delay to determine
cable length. The default value defined by the selected cable type represents the typical NVP for that
cable type. You may enter a different value if necessary. To determine the actual value, change the NVP
until the measured length matches the known length of a cable. Use a cable at least 30 m (100 ft) long.
Increasing the NVP increases measured length.
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Table 1. Twisted Pair Test Settings (cont.)
Setting
SETUP >
Twisted Pair >
Outlet
Configuration
Description
The Outlet Configuration setting determines which cable pairs are tested and which pair numbers are
assigned to the pairs. To see the wire map for a configuration, press J Sample from the Outlet
Configuration screen.
T568B
T568A
3
1 white/green
2
2 green
3 white/orange
2
1
3
1
1
4 blue
4
8 brown
4 blue
2 green
5 white/blue
7 white/brown
2
3
1
4 blue
5 white/blue
1
1
6 green
2
7
2
8
white/green
green
white/brown
brown
2 orange
3 white/green
3
6 green
ATM/TP-PMD
Crossed
3 white/green
1 white/orange
2
8 brown
Token Ring
7 white/brown
Ethernet
1 white/green
1
6 orange
6 green
7 white/brown
8 brown
2
5 white/blue
6 orange
4
2 orange
ATM/TP-PMD Straight
3 white/orange
1 white/orange
3 white/green
4 blue
5 white/blue
USOC (1 or 2 Pair)
Ethernet Crossed
7
1
2
8
1
2
2
3
3
6
white/orange
orange
white/green
green
3
6
1
2
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Table 1. Twisted Pair Test Settings (cont.)
Setting
SETUP > Instrument
Settings > Store Plot
Data
Description
Standard: The tester displays and saves plot data for frequency-based tests such as NEXT, return
loss, and attenuation. The tester saves data for the frequency range required by the selected
test limit.
Extended: The tester saves data beyond the frequency range required by the selected test limit.
No: Plot data is not saved, which lets you save more results. Saved results show worst margins
and worst values for each pair.
SPECIAL FUNCTIONS >
Set Reference
The tester must be referenced to the smart remote the first time the two units are used
together. You should also set the reference every 30 days. See “Setting the Reference for
Twisted Pair Cabling” on page 20.
Settings for saving tests
See “Preparing to Save Tests” on page 19.
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Autotest on Twisted Pair Cabling
Figure 10 shows the equipment needed for certifying
twisted pair cabling.
PASS
TEST
FAIL
TALK
TONE
LOW BATTERY
F1
F2
F3
2
TEST
EXIT
5
ENTER
SAVE
SINGLE
TEST
MONITOR
AUTO
TEST
SETUP
SPECIAL
FUNCTIONS
TEST
PM
06
PM
06
TALK
TALK
3
1
4
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A Tester and smart remote with battery packs
D For testing permanent links: two permanent link
adapters
B Memory card (optional)
C Two ac adapters with line cords (optional)
E For testing channels: two channel adapters
Figure 10. Equipment for Certifying Twisted Pair Cabling
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Autotest on Twisted Pair Cabling
Press Pon the tester or smart remote. To stop the test
at any time, press I.
1
Attach adapters appropriate for the job to the tester
and the smart remote.
5
2
Turn the rotary switch to SETUP, then select Twisted
Pair. Set the following on the Twisted Pair tab:
Tip: Pressing Pon the tester or smart remote starts the tone
generator so you can use a tone probe before
connecting, if necessary. The tone also activates a
sleeping or powered-down tester connected to the
other end of the cabling.
3
4
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•
Cable Type: Select a list of cable types; then select
the cable type to be tested.
•
Test Limit: Select the test limit required for the job.
The screen shows the last nine limits used. Press
J More to see other lists of limits.
Turn the rotary switch to AUTOTEST and turn on the
smart remote. Connect to the cabling, as shown in
Figure 11 for a permanent link or Figure 12 for a
channel.
If a fiber module is installed, you may need to press
J Change Media to select Twisted Pair as the media
type.
6
The tester shows the Autotest Summary screen when
the test is complete (see Figure 13 on page 29). To view
results for a specific parameter, use A D to
highlight the parameter; then press H.
7
If the Autotest failed, press J Fault Info for possible
causes of the failure.
8
To save the results, press N. Select or create a cable ID;
then press N again.
Certifying Twisted Pair Cabling
Horizontal cabling
Optional
consolidation
point
Work area
Patch panel
Wall
outlet
Start
permanent
link
End
permanent
link
PASS
TEST
FAIL
TALK
TONE
F1
F2
F3
TEST
EXIT
ENTER
Tester with permanent
link adapter
Smart remote with
permanent link adapter
LOW BATTERY
SAVE
SINGLE
TEST
MONITOR
AUTO
TEST
SETUP
SPECIAL
FUNCTIONS
TEST
TALK
TALK
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Figure 11. Permanent Link Test Connections
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Horizontal cabling
Hub or switch
Optional
consolidation
point
Patch cord
from hub or
switch
Work area
Patch
panels
Start
channel
Wall
outlet
Patch
cord
from PC
End
channel
PASS
TEST
FAIL
TALK
TONE
LOW BATTERY
F1
F2
F3
TEST
EXIT
ENTER
SAVE
SINGLE
TEST
MONITOR
AUTO
TEST
SETUP
SPECIAL
FUNCTIONS
Tester with
channel adapter
Smart remote with
channel adapter
TEST
TALK
TALK
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Figure 12. Channel Test Connections
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Autotest Summary Results for Twisted Pair Cabling
Figure 13 describes the Autotest Summary screen.
A PASS: All parameters are within limits.
FAIL: One or more parameters exceeds the limit.
PASS*/FAIL*: One or more parameters are within the tester’s accuracy
uncertainty range, and the “*” notation is required by the selected
test standard. See “PASS*/FAIL* Results” on page 30.
B Press K or L to scroll the screen.
C If the test failed, press J for diagnostic information.
D Action prompt for the screen. Use D A to highlight a
parameter; then press H.
E E: The test passed.
i: The parameter was measured, but has no PASS/FAIL limit in the
selected test limit.
X: The test failed.
U: See “PASS*/FAIL* Results” on page 30.
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F
The worst margin found for the test.
Figure 13. Autotest Summary for Twisted Pair Cabling
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PASS*/FAIL* Results
For a PASS* result you should look for ways to improve
the cabling installation to eliminate the marginal
performance.
A result marked with an asterisk means that
measurements are in the tester’s accuracy uncertainty
range (Figure 14) and the “*” notation is required by the
selected test standard. These results are considered
marginal. Marginal passing and failing results are marked
with blue and red asterisks, respectively.
A FAIL* result should be considered a failure.
PASS
Tester's
accuracy
uncertainty
range
PASS*
FAIL*
Limit
FAIL
PASS*
FAIL*
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Figure 14. PASS* and FAIL* Results
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Automatic Diagnostics
Automatic Diagnostics
If an Autotest fails, press J Fault Info for diagnostic
information about the failure. The diagnostic screens
show likely causes of the failure and suggest actions you
can take to solve the problem. A failed test may produce
more than one diagnostic screen. In this case, press
ADBC to see additional screens.
Figure 15 shows examples of diagnostic screens.
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Figure 15. Examples of Automatic Diagnostic Screens
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Certifying Coaxial Cabling
Certifying coaxial cabling requires the optional
DTX-COAX coaxial adapters.
Setting the Reference for Coaxial Cabling
The reference procedure sets a baseline for insertion loss
measurements.
Run the tester’s reference procedure at the following
times:
•
When you want to use the tester with a different
smart remote. You can reference the tester to two
different smart remotes.
•
Every 30 days. Doing so ensures maximum accuracy
of test results.
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You do not need to set the reference after changing link
interface adapters.
Note
Turn on the tester and let it sit for 1 minute
before setting the reference. Set the reference
only after the testers have reached an ambient
temperature between 10 °C and 40 °C (50 °F and
104 °F).
Certifying Coaxial Cabling
To set the reference, do the following:
1
Attach coaxial adapters to the main and remote
testers, screw in the F-connector to BNC adapters;
then make the connections shown in Figure 16.
2
Turn the rotary switch to SPECIAL FUNCTIONS and
turn on the smart remote.
3
Highlight Set Reference; then press H. If both a
fiber module and copper adapter are attached,
select Link Interface Adapter.
4
Press P.
PASS
TEST
FAIL
TALK
TONE
LOW BATTERY
F1
F2
F3
TEST
EXIT
ENTER
SAVE
SINGLE
TEST
MONITOR
AUTO
TEST
SETUP
SPECIAL
FUNCTIONS
TEST
TALK
TALK
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Figure 16. Coaxial Reference Connections
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Coaxial Test Settings
To access the settings, turn the rotary switch to SETUP,
use D to highlight Coaxial; then press H.
Table 2 describes the settings that apply to coaxial
cabling tests.
Table 2. Coaxial Cable Test Settings
Setting
Description
SETUP > Coaxial
> Cable Type
Select a cable type appropriate for the type you will test. The cable types are organized by type and
manufacturer. Selecting Custom lets you create a cable type. See the Technical Reference Handbook for
details.
SETUP > Coaxial
> Test Limit
Select the appropriate test limit for the job. Selecting Custom lets you create a test limit. See the
Technical Reference Handbook for details.
SETUP > Coaxial
> NVP
Nominal velocity of propagation, which is used with the measured propagation delay to determine
cable length. The default value defined by the selected cable type represents the typical NVP for that
cable type. You may enter a different value if necessary. To determine the actual value, change the NVP
until the measured length matches the known length of a cable. Use a cable at least 30 m (100 ft) long.
Increasing the NVP increases measured length.
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Table 2. Coaxial Cable Test Settings (cont.)
Setting
SETUP > Instrument
Settings > Store Plot
Data
Description
Standard: The tester displays and saves plot data for insertion loss. The tester saves data for the
frequency range required by the selected test limit.
Extended: The tester saves data beyond the frequency range required by the selected test limit.
No: Plot data is not saved, which lets you save more results. Saved results show only worst
margins and worst values for each pair.
SPECIAL FUNCTIONS >
Set Reference
The tester must be referenced to the smart remote the first time the two units are used
together. You should also set the reference every 30 days. See “Setting the Reference for
Coaxial Cabling” on page 32.
Settings for saving tests
See “Preparing to Save Tests” on page 19.
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Autotest on Coaxial Cabling
Figure 17 shows the equipment needed for certifying
coaxial cabling.
PASS
TEST
FAIL
TALK
TONE
LOW BATTERY
F1
F2
2
F3
TEST
EXIT
ENTER
SAVE
SINGLE
TEST
MONITOR
AUTO
TEST
SETUP
SPECIAL
FUNCTIONS
3
TEST
TALK
TALK
4
5
1
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A Tester and smart remote with battery packs
D F-connector-to-BNC adapters (for testing network
coaxial cabling)
B Memory card (optional)
C DTX coaxial adapters with female-to-female
E Two ac adapters with line cords (optional)
F-connector adapters installed
Figure 17. Equipment for Certifying Coaxial Cabling
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Autotest on Coaxial Cabling
1
Attach coaxial adapters to the tester and smart remote.
4
2
Turn the rotary switch to SETUP, then select Coaxial. Set
the following on the Coaxial tab:
If a fiber module is installed, you may need to press
J Change Media to select Coax as the media type.
5
Press Pon the tester or smart remote. To stop the test
at any time, press I.
6
The tester shows the Autotest Summary screen when
the test is complete (see Figure 20 on page 40). To view
results for a specific parameter, use A D to
highlight the parameter; then press H.
7
To save the results, press N. Select or create a cable ID;
then press N again.
•
•
3
Cable Type: Select a list of cable types; then select
the cable type to be tested.
Test Limit: Select the test limit required for the job.
The screen shows the last nine limits used. Press
J More to see other lists of limits.
Turn the rotary switch to AUTOTEST and turn on the
smart remote. Connect to the cabling, as shown in
Figure 18 or 19.
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PASS
TEST
FAIL
TALK
TONE
LOW BATTERY
F1
F2
F3
TEST
EXIT
ENTER
SAVE
SINGLE
TEST
MONITOR
AUTO
TEST
SETUP
SPECIAL
FUNCTIONS
TEST
TALK
TALK
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Figure 18. Coaxial Network Cabling Test Connections
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Certifying Coaxial Cabling
Connection to
coaxial cabling
Wall
outlet
Female to female
F-connector adapter
Female to female
F-connector adapter
PASS
TEST
FAIL
TALK
TONE
LOW BATTERY
F1
F2
F3
TEST
EXIT
ENTER
SAVE
SINGLE
TEST
MONITOR
AUTO
TEST
SETUP
Tester with coaxial
adapter
Smart remote with
coaxial adapter
SPECIAL
FUNCTIONS
TEST
TALK
TALK
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Figure 19. Coaxial Video Cabling Test Connections
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Autotest Results for Coaxial Cabling
Figure 20 describes the Autotest Summary screen.
A PASS: All parameters are within limits.
FAIL: One or more parameters exceeds the limit.
B E: The test passed.
i: The parameter was measured, but has no PASS/FAIL limit in
the selected test limit.
X: The test failed.
C The worst margin found for the test.
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Figure 20. Autotest Results for Coaxial Cabling
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Cable ID Options
Cable ID Options
To create a list of sequential IDs, do the following:
You can select cable IDs from a pre-generated list or you
can create an ID after each test.
1
On the Auto Sequence screen, select a template.
2
On the Auto Sequence screen, select Start ID. Use
the softkeys, BC A D, and H to enter
the first ID in the sequential list. Press N when you
are finished.
3
Select Stop ID. Use the softkeys, BC A D,
and H to enter the last ID in the sequential list.
Press N when you are finished
4
Press L Sample List to see what the list will look
like.
To select a source for cable IDs, turn the rotary switch to
SETUP, select Instrument Settings, select Cable ID Source;
then select a source:
•
Auto Increment: Increments the last character of the
ID each time you press N.
•
List: Lets you use an ID list created in LinkWare
software and downloaded to the tester.
•
Auto Sequence: Lets you use a list of sequential IDs
generated from a template. The horizontal,
backbone, and campus templates follow the ID
formats specified in the ANSI/TIA/EIA-606-A
standard. The Free Form template lets you create
your own pattern.
•
None: Lets you create an ID each time you press N.
Used IDs are marked with a “$” in cable ID lists.
After you press N, you can also edit an existing ID
before using it for saving results.
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Memory Functions
All DTX testers have internal memory that can store at
least 250 Autotest results, including graphical data. The
maximum capacity of internal memory depends on the
space taken by the tester’s software.
Setting the Storage Location (DTX-1800 and
DTX-1200)
To set the destination for saved results turn the rotary
switch to SETUP, select Instrument Settings, select Result
Storage Location; then select Internal Memory or
Memory Card (if present).
The DTX-1800 and DTX-1200 testers can also store up to
500 Cat 6 Autotest results, including graphical data, on a
16 MB card. The testers can also use secure digital (SD)
memory cards.
Note
If you change the Result Storage Location, and
the selected Current Folder does not exist in the
new location, the tester creates a new folder
with the current folder’s name in the new
location.
Formatting the Memory Card (DTX-1800 and
DTX-1200) or Internal Memory
Formatting erases all contents of the memory card or
internal memory.
To format the memory card or internal memory:
1
Turn the rotary switch to SPECIAL FUNCTIONS, then
select Memory Status.
2
For a DTX-1800 or DTX-1200 with a memory card
installed, press J to select the memory card or
internal memory.
3
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Press K Format.
Viewing Results
To view saved results, do the following:
1
Turn the rotary switch to SPECIAL FUNCTIONS; then
select View/Delete Results.
2
If necessary, press J Change Folder to find the
result you want to view.
3
Highlight the result; then press H.
Memory Functions
Moving and Deleting Results
All Models
DTX-1800, DTX-1200
To delete results or folders, do the following:
To move or copy all results from internal memory to the
memory card, turn the rotary switch to SPECIAL
FUNCTIONS, select Move/Copy Internal Results; then
select an option:
1
Turn the rotary switch to SPECIAL FUNCTIONS, then
select View/Delete Results.
2
If necessary, press J Change Folder to find the
results you want to delete.
3
Do one of the following:
•
Move to Memory Card: Moves all results and their
folders to the memory card and deletes all results
from internal memory.
•
Copy to Memory Card: Copies all results and their
folders to the memory card.
•
Delete from Internal Memory: Deletes all results
from internal memory.
•
To delete one result, highlight it, press K
Delete; then press L Delete.
•
To delete all results in the current folder, in all
locations, or to delete a folder, press K
Delete; then select an option.
For the DTX-1200 and DTX-1800, the All Results
in Tester option also deletes all results on the
memory card if one is present.
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Uploading Results to a PC
To upload results to a PC, do the following:
on the LinkWare toolbar. Select the
Click Import
tester’s model from the list.
1
Install the latest version of LinkWare software on
your PC.
or
2
Turn on the tester.
3
Connect the tester to the PC with the USB cable
included or the DTX serial cable available from Fluke
Networks.
or
Insert the memory card containing results into the
PC’s memory card reader.
4
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Start LinkWare software on the PC.
5
Select Memory card or folder on PC.
6
Select the records you want to import; then click OK.
Options and Accessories
To order options or accessories, contact Fluke Networks
as described on page 2.
Options and Accessories
Table 3 shows options and accessories available for the
DTX Series CableAnalyzers. For a complete list of options
and accessories visit the Fluke Networks website at
www.flukenetworks.com.
Table 3. Options and Accessories
Option or Accessory
Fluke Networks
Model Number
Cat 6/Class E Channel Adapter
DTX-CHA001
Cat 6/Class E Channel Adapters, set of 2
DTX-CHA001S
Universal Permanent Link Adapter
DTX-PLA001
Universal Permanent Link Adapters, set of 2
DTX-PLA001S
Cat 6 Centered Personality Module
DSP-PM06
Personality modules for IDC and legacy cabling systems
Many models are available. Contact Fluke Networks or visit the Fluke Networks website for details.
DSP-PMxx
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Table 3. Options and Accessories (cont.)
Option or Accessory
Fluke Networks Model Number
Siemon Tera Channel Adapter
DTX-CHA011
Siemon Tera Permanent Link Adapter
DTX-PLA011
Siemon Tera Adapter Kit
DTX-TERA
Nexans GG45 Channel Adapter
DTX-CHA012
Nexans GG45 Permanent Link Adapter
DTX-PLA012
Nexans GG45 Adapter Kit
DTX-GG45
Patch Cord Adapter Kit
DTX-PCU6S
DTX-COAX Coaxial Adapter Kit
DTX-COAX
DTX-MFM Multimode Fiber Module, 850 nm/1300 nm
DTX-MFM
DTX-GFM Gigabit Fiber Module, 850 nm/1310 nm
DTX-GFM
DTX-SFM Singlemode Fiber Module, 1310 nm/1550 nm
DTX-SFM
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Options and Accessories
Table 3. Options and Accessories (cont.)
Option or Accessory
Fluke Networks Model Number
DTX-FTK Fiber Test Kit
Fiber optic meter module and 850 nm/1300 nm SimpliFiber source. Measures
power and loss at 850 nm/1300 nm (1310 nm/1550 nm with optional source).
DTX-FTK
DTX-FOM Fiber Optic Meter Module
Measures power and loss at 850 nm/1300 nm and 1310 nm/1550 nm.
DTX-FOM
Permanent Link Calibration Kit
DSP-PLCAL
Lithium Ion Battery Pack
DTX-LION
DTX RS-232 Serial Cable (DB-9 to IEEE 1394)
DTX-SER
USB Interface Cable
DTX-USB
Carrying Strap
DTX-STRP
Carrying Case
DTX-CASE
AC Charger, North America, 120VAC
DTX-ACNA
AC Charger, Universal, 120-240VAC
DTX-ACUN
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Table 3. Options and Accessories (cont.)
Option or Accessory
Fluke Networks
Model Number
Headset for DSP and DTX CableAnalyzers
DTX-TSET
32 MB SD Memory Card
DTX-SDC32
64 MB SD Memory Card
DTX-SDC64
128 MB SD Memory Card
DTX-SDC128
Memory Card Reader, USB
DSP-MCR-U
Memory Card Carry Case
MMC CASE
IntelliTone IT100 Probe
MT-8200-53A
LinkWare Cable Test Management Software
(You may download this at no charge from the Fluke Networks website.)
LinkWare
LinkWare Stats Statistical Report Option
LinkWare-Stats
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Options and Accessories
Table 3. Options and Accessories (cont.)
Option or Accessory
Fluke Networks Model Number
DTX-1800 Main Unit Replacement with Battery Pack
DTX-1800/MU
DTX-1800 Smart Remote Replacement with Battery Pack
DTX-1800/RU
DTX-1200 Main Replacement with Battery Pack
DTX-1200/MU
DTX-1200 Smart Remote Replacement with Battery Pack
DTX-1200/RU
DTX-LT Main Replacement with Battery Pack
DTX-LT/MU
DTX-LT Smart Remote Replacement with Battery Pack
DTX-LT/RU
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About LinkWare and LinkWare Stats
Software
Details about using LinkWare software are provided in
the LinkWare Getting Started Guide and the online help
available under Help on the LinkWare menu.
The LinkWare Cable Test Management software
included with your tester lets you do the following:
Updates to LinkWare software are available on the Fluke
Networks website.
•
Upload test records to PC.
•
View test results.
•
Add ANSI/TIA/EIA-606-A administration information
to records.
•
Organize, customize, and print professional-quality
test reports.
•
Update the tester’s software.
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The LinkWare Stats Statistical Report option for LinkWare
software provides statistical analysis of cable test reports
and generates browsable, graphical reports. LinkWare
software includes a demo version of LinkWare Stats.
Contact Fluke Networks or visit the Fluke Networks
website for more information on LinkWare Stats.
Maintenance
Cleaning
Maintenance
WX Warning
To avoid possible fire, electric shock, personal
injury, or damage to the tester:
•
•
Do not open the case. No user-serviceable parts
are inside.
Replacing electrical parts yourself will void the
tester's warranty and might compromise its
safety features.
•
Use only specified replacement parts for userreplaceable items.
•
Use only Fluke Networks authorized service
centers.
Clean the display with glass cleaner and a soft, lint-free
cloth. Clean the case with a soft cloth dampened with
water or water and a mild soap.
Caution
To avoid damaging the display or the case, do
not use solvents or abrasive cleansers.
Factory Calibration
The tester requires calibration at a service center once a
year to ensure that it meets or exceeds the published
accuracy specifications. Contact an authorized Fluke
Networks Service Center for information on getting your
tester calibrated.
Caution
Replacing electrical parts yourself might void
the tester's calibration and compromise its
accuracy. If the calibration is void, cable
manufacturers might not extend their warranty
to the cabling you install.
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Updating the Tester’s Software
Updating with a PC
Keeping your tester’s software current gives you access to
new features and the latest test limits.
1
Install the latest version of LinkWare software on
your PC.
To see the software version installed in your tester or
smart remote, connect the testers through link adapters,
turn the rotary switch to SPECIAL FUNCTIONS; then select
Version Information.
2
Download the DTX CableAnalyzer update file from
the Fluke Networks website, or contact Fluke
Networks to get the update by other means. You
can access the software page at
www.flukenetworks.com/support. Save the file to
your hard drive.
3
Make the connections shown in Figure 21 using the
USB or DTX serial cable. (The USB connection, if
available, is faster.) Turn on the tester and the smart
remote.
To get a software update, download the update from
the Fluke Networks website or contact Fluke Networks to
get the update by other means.
Caution
To avoid unexpected loss of power, connect the
ac adapter to the tester when updating the
software.
Note
Changes to the update procedure may be
posted on the DTX CableAnalyzer software
page on the Fluke Networks website.
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Note
The DTX serial cable connects a PC’s DB-9
RS-232 serial port to the miniature RS-232 serial
port on the DTX-1800 and DTX-1200 testers. This
cable is included with the DTX-1800 and is
available from Fluke Networks.
Maintenance
4
Select Utilities > DTX Utilities > Software Update
from the LinkWare menu, locate and select the .dtx
(DTX update) file; then click Open.
5
When the tester is updated, it reboots, then prompts
you about updating the smart remote’s software.
Press K OK to update the smart remote’s
software.
6
To verify the update, turn the rotary switch to
SPECIAL FUNCTIONS; then select Version
Information.
USB or
DTX RS-232
serial cable
PASS
TEST
FAIL
TALK
TONE
LOW BATTERY
F1
F2
F3
TEST
EXIT
ENTER
SAVE
SINGLE
TEST
MONITOR
AUTO
TEST
SETUP
SPECIAL
FUNCTIONS
TEST
TALK
TALK
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Figure 21. Updating the Software with a PC
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Updating with Another Tester
You can update a tester’s software using another tester
that is already updated.
PM06
1
Use link interface adapters to connect an updated
tester or smart remote to a tester or smart remote
that needs updating (Figure 22).
PASS
TEST
FAIL
TALK
TONE
LOW BATTERY
Note
F3
F2
F1
TEST
EXIT
ENTER
SAVE
SINGLE
TEST
AUTO
TEST
SETUP
SPECIAL
FUNCTIONS
MONITOR
TEST
One of the testers must be a main tester.
2
Turn on both testers; then press Pon either. The
testers compare software versions. If one has more
recent software, the main tester prompts you about
updating the older software.
3
Press K OK to start the update process.
4
To verify the update, turn the rotary switch to
SPECIAL FUNCTIONS; then select Version
Information.
TALK
TALK
PM06
F2
F1
F3
F2
F1
TEST
EXIT
F3
TEST
EXIT
ENTER
ENTER
SAVE
SINGLE
TEST
MONITOR
TALK
AUTO
TEST
SAVE
SETUP
SINGLE
TEST
SPECIAL
FUNCTIONS
MONITOR
AUTO
TEST
SETUP
SPECIAL
FUNCTIONS
TALK
amd73f.eps
Figure 22. Updating the Software with an Updated
Tester
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Maintenance
Updating with a Memory Card (DTX-1800,
DTX-1200)
You can update the tester’s software using a memory
card that contains the software update file.
1
Download the DTX CableAnalyzer update file from
the Fluke Networks website, or contact Fluke
Networks to get the update by other means. You
can access the software page at
www.flukenetworks.com/support. Save the file to
your hard drive.
2
Copy the software update file to a memory card.
3
Connect the tester and smart remote together using
a permanent link and a channel adapter or two
channel adapters and a patch cord. Turn on the
tester and the smart remote.
4
Put the memory card in the tester.
5
Turn the rotary switch to SPECIAL FUNCTIONS; then
select Update Software.
6
Press L Yes to start the update procedure.
7
When the tester is updated, it reboots, then prompts
you about updating the smart remote’s software.
Press K OK to update the smart remote’s
software.
8
To verify the update, turn the rotary switch to
SPECIAL FUNCTIONS; then select Version
Information.
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Retraining the Battery Gauge
3
Turn the rotary switch to SPECIAL FUNCTIONS; then
select Battery Status. Verify that both the main and
remote battery gauges are shown. If the remote
gauge is missing, check the connections between the
two units.
4
Press J Train Battery.
The accuracy of the battery gauge may drift over time if
the battery is frequently recharged before being fully
discharged. Retraining the battery gauge restores its
accuracy.
Retraining can take 17 to 30 hours. The time is shorter if
you start with the batteries discharged and modules
(such as the fiber module) installed in the main and
remote testers.
To retrain the battery gauge:
1
Connect the main and remote testers together using
a permanent link adapter and a channel adapter,
two channel adapters or two coaxial adapters and a
patch cord, or two fiber modules and two fiber
patch cords.
2
Connect the ac adapters to the main and remote
testers. Turn on both testers.
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To abort the retraining, hold down the power key
(M) on the main and remote testers until they turn
off.
5
Retraining is complete when the testers have turned
off and the LED by the ac adapter connection is
green.
Certification and Compliance
Certification and Compliance
;
Conforms to relevant Australian standards
N10140
P
Conforms to relevant European Union
directives.
)
Listed by the Canadian Standards
Association.
Safety
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 1010.1-92 + Amendment 2: 1997;
Overvoltage Category II, Pollution degree 2, 30 V.
EN61010, 2nd Edition, MEASUREMENT (Installation)
CATEGORY I, Pollution Degree 2 per IEC1010-1 refers to
the level of Impulse Withstand Voltage protection
provided. Equipment of MEASUREMENT CATEGORY I is
for measurements performed on circuits not directly
connected to mains.
CSA Standards
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 1010.1-92 + Amendment 2: 1997 and
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 1010.1 2000 (2nd edition) Safety
Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement,
Control, and Laboratory Use, Part 1: General
Requirements.
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Index
—*—
permanent link connections, 27
running, 26, 37
twisted pair results, 29
* in results, 30
—A—
accessories
optional, 45
standard, 4
adapters, 16
asterisk in results, 30
Auto Increment, 41
Auto Sequence, 41
Autotest
asterisk in results, 30
automatic diagnostics, 31
channel connections, 28
coaxial results, 40
—B—
backbone template, 41
backlight, 9
battery
charging and status, 14
retraining the battery gauge, 56
buttons, 9
—C—
cable IDs, 41
Cable Type
coaxial, 34
twisted pair, 22
calibration, 51
campus template, 41
cautions, 5, 51
channel test connections, 28
cleaning, 51
coaxial
Autotest, 37
reference, 32
results, 40
test settings, 34
connections
channel, 28
permanent link, 27
connectors
main tester, 11
RJ11 (telephone), 6
smart remote, 13
Custom Cable Type and Test Limit
coaxial, 34
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twisted pair, 22
—I—
—D—
IDs, 41
Date, 14
deleting results and folders, 43
diagnostics, 31
display, 9
—K—
—F—
keys
main tester, 9
smart remote, 13
Knowledge Base, 3
FAIL*, 30
Fault Info, 31
Fluke Networks
contacting, 2
Knowledge Base, 3
folders
creating, 19
deleting, 43
duplicate, 42
formatting memory, 42
front panel
main tester, 9
smart remote, 13
—L—
—H—
—N—
horizontal template, 41
None, 41
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language, 14
Length Units, 14
link interface adapters, 16
LinkWare (uploading results), 44
LinkWare and LinkWare Stats, 50
List, 41
—M—
maintenance, 51
moving results, 43
Numeric Format, 14
NVP
coaxial, 34
twisted pair, 22
—O—
options, 45
Outlet Configuration, 23
—P—
PASS*, 30
permanent link
interface adapters, 16
test connections, 27
power, 14
Power Line Frequency, 14
—R—
reference
coaxial, 32
twisted pair, 20
registration, 2
RJ11 connector, 6
Index (continued)
—S—
—T—
—V—
safety
information, 5
standards, 57
serial cable (RS-232), 52
settings
coaxial, 34
twisted pair, 22
setup
Autotest, 26, 37
battery, 14
coaxial test settings, 34
for saving tests, 19
local settings, 14
twisted pair test settings, 22
software
updates, 52
with a memory card, 55
with a PC, 52
with another tester, 54
version, 52
Store Plot Data
coaxial, 35
twisted pair, 24
Summary screen
coaxial, 40
twisted pair, 29
talk feature, 13
talk mode, 9
template, 41
Test Limit
coaxial, 34
twisted pair, 22
Time, 14
tone generator, 26
smart remote, 13
tester, 9
twisted pair
Autotest, 26
reference, 20
results, 29
test settings, 22
version, 52
—W—
warnings, 5, 51
wire map diagrams, 23
—U—
updating the software, 52
with a memory card, 55
with a PC, 52
with another tester, 54
uploading results, 44
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