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Did they think of everything?

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by BillESC, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. BillESC

    BillESC Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    MI-TEE Cable tester

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    Specifications:

    - Enables quick convenient continuity cable testing for all types of cables
    - LED's confirm each conductor continuity and connection.
    - 9-way switch for selecting connections to be tested.
    - Also includes internal battery and ground connection status checks.
    - Rugged, compact, metal construction for ultimate roadworthiness, long life, and reliability.

    Tests cables with all types of combinations of the following connectors:

    • USB
    • 1/8 & 1/4" jacks
    • 3-pin and 5-pin XLR
    RCA • 3, 5, and 8-pin DIN
    • 4-pin S type jack
    • RJ45
    • 4 and 8-pole speakon
     
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    soundlight Well-Known Member

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    Ha! I see no Ethercon. They could have just used Ethercon for the Ethernet ports and have been fine as they're both female connections.
     
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    jonliles Active Member Fight Leukemia

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    Isn't that what RJ45 (network cable connectors) is for?
     
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    soundlight Well-Known Member

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    Unless you pull the Ethercon shell off, you can't test Ethercon>Ethercon cables with this tester.
     
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    does it have connectors for all usb types? I see two type A, but what about B and mini? And why does it have two type A anyways?
     
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    I have one, it doesn't have a clip. I don't use ethercon, so no biggie for me, (yes I know I should, but I don't) as for MiniUSB and stuff like that, how often do you use that in theatre? Oh 500th post. Go me.
    Nick
     
  7. gafftapegreenia

    gafftapegreenia CBMod CB Mods

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    What, they have RCA but not BNC or even F? VGA would be cool too. Guess I'd need a Paladin Cable Check PC Pro
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    Paladin Tools

    At the very least they could have had 4 pin XLR. The RoadieTools XLR cable tester has 3, 4, and 5 pin, but thats all.
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    Roadietools.com XLR Tester


    Not that I currently even own either unit, I just know what else is out there.

    Bill, that unit you posted intrigues me, but there are two thinks you did not post, a link, and the all-holy PRICE. But it needs to have 4 pin XLR because even if I did have that MI TEE gizmo I'd still need something else to do 4 pin!
     
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    Yeah, I'm yet to find on that does everything I need but then again, what I need is different to what someone else needs, so I guess they can't win, unless they made a modular one where you pick the connectors.... Anyone make these thinggies?
    Nick
     
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    I have had to test lots of BNC cable lately and what i did was buy a set of BNC to RCA adapters. It works like a charm. I use the behringer cable tester, due to it will detect a very slight intermittent short, since it is all CPU driven. I think its like 10ms response or something like that. Also when testing cables i always wiggle the cable, especially at the ends. You never know when you may be holding it just right to make the cable tester happy, but then you go plug it in and you have a bad cable again. Unfortuately the behringer cable tester does not test 5 pin dmx, so i just plug a turnaround into each end of the dmx cable to make it 3 pin.
     
  10. BillESC

    BillESC Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    The cable tester I posted is only $ 39.95 which to me seems like a deal to me.

    As for 4 pin XLR's you could solder up a pair of 5 pin to 4 pin adapters and you'd be good to go.
     
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    Few things I'd want to have on a cable tester like this,
    1 - audible continuity tone including different tones for both no continuity and partial continuity
    2 - rf tone for tracing with a wand
    3 - break-out terminals for any other gadget not built-in or alternative bridging between connectors - ie it also can become like a null modem in a pinch
    4 - bannana jacks for standard red/black test probes or aligator clips (unless that's the red/black jack pair on the top face)

    Where did you find this? Google's not picking up any useful information except this thread at #2.
     
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    I have a slightly older version of the unit (does not have the USB or RJ45 on it). I love it. Works great. Wish I had waited a few months and seen this one.

    ~Dave
     
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    I use the first for coax mostly and the latter for phone/cat-5.
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    Use the Rat Sniffer/sender for snakes, and sometimes for other XLR cables.
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    One of these for pretty much everything else.
     
  14. BillESC

    BillESC Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    It's a new product we are carrying.
     
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    gafftapegreenia CBMod CB Mods

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    Its only $40?! Oh now I have to think harder about this one.
     
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    Agreed. I may be getting a new toy sooner than I thought!
     
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    FMEng Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    I have an older version of the same product marketed under another brand name. Mine does not have the RJ-45 jacks. The twits that designed it assigned the sleeve of a quarter inch phone plug to pin 3 instead of pin 1. That does not work well when testing an XLR to phone adapter cable. You'd never wire a cable that way and it bugs me every time. The number assignments of the phone jacks should be:

    1. Sleeve
    2. Tip
    3. Ring

    Maybe they fixed it by now. This is something you might want to check. I do like the product in the aspect that you can see how cables that are not wired straight through are actually configured. The other "go," "no go" testers just don't cut it.
     
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    BillESC Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    We got this handly tool in yesterday and I'm quite impressed with the build quality. Well worth the money IMHO.
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    No they didn't think of everything. I want one that bakes cookies.
    Wow it's a tough crowd here sometimes.

    That's one very handy gadget and at less than half the price of many similar products.
     
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    BillESC, you can be sure I'll be contacting you about this soon.
     

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