Klein® Tools Expands Voice-Data-Video Product Line with Convenient Tools for Preparing, Connecting and Testing Twisted-Pair and Coaxial Cables

Nov. 29, 2017 (Lincolnshire, Ill.) – Klein Tools (www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, introduces a variety of new additions to the Voice-Data-Video (VDV) product line, including the Coax Explorer 2 Tester with Remote Kits, the Pass-Thru™ Modular Crimper and two new models of radial strippers. The Coax Explorer® 2 Tester and its attachable remote kit tests and maps coaxial cable up to four locations at once for convenience. The Pass-Thru™ Modular Crimper cuts, strips and crimps twisted pair cable, reducing prep work time and eliminating wasted materials with pass-through technology. Both radial strippers are equipped with automatically adjusting blades for consistent cuts that won’t damage internal conductors. This extension to the VDV line was developed to increase efficiency on the job when preparing, connecting and testing twisted-pair and coaxial cables.

Coax Explorer® 2 with Remote Kit (Cat. No. VDV512-101)

  • Tests coaxial cable and maps up to 4 locations with color-coded, push-on remotes
  • Simple push-button operation
  • Easy-to-read LED panel indicates PASS, OPEN, or SHORT conditions and simplifies cable identification
  • The test remotes and F-adapter conveniently snap into the remote holder for storage; the remote holder clips onto the tester
  • Includes removable, snap-on remote holder, 4 push-on remotes, F adapter and 2x AAA batteries
  • Additional Coax Explorer® 2 products are sold separately:

Pass-Thru™ Modular Crimper (Cat. No. VDV226-110)

  • Reliable, all-in-one tool cuts, strips and crimps paired-conductor cables (STP/UTP)
  • 2,000+ cuts from durable, heat-treated blades that trim flush to connectors eliminating unintended contact between conductors
  • Full-cycle ratchet mechanism ensures complete connector termination
  • On-tool wiring guide minimizes wiring errors
  • Cable parameters: 28-22 AWG flat or round; solid or stranded telephone and data
  • Crimps RJ11/RJ12 standard modular connectors and crimps and trims Klein Tools RJ45 Pass-Thru™ Connectors (not for use with standard, non-pass through connectors)
  • Klein Tools Pass-Thru™ Connectors currently available in CAT5e and Cat6: VDV826-702,
    VDV826-728, VDV826-703 and VDV826-729
  • Replacement blades available (VDV999-076)

Twisted Pair Radial Stripper (Cat. No. VDV110-261)

  • Easily and cleanly strips twisted pair cable
  • Durable, high-carbon steel cutting blades automatically adjust to cable diameters eliminating
    damage to internal conductors
  • Finger loop design for quick, smooth stripping action
  • Easy debris clean-out
  • Additional external blade in a structured design allows user to slit wire jacket for mid-span
    access or to open lengthwise
  • Consistent cuts won't damage internal conductors

Combination Radial Stripper (Cat. No. VDV110-295)

Additional features include:

  • Easily and cleanly strips coaxial and twisted pair cable
  • One step 2-level coaxial preparation of 5/16'' and 1/4'' strips
  • Slide depth gauge to accurately pre-measure coax cable
  • Also works with RG6Q quad shield (dual shield) cable

“This expansion to the Voice-Data-Video line offers a total solution for all voice and data installations,” says Karen Alpan, product manager at Klein Tools. “These convenient new products are durable and precise, increasing efficiency on the job and saving both time and money.”

For more information, visit www.kleintools.com or contact your local distributor.

About Klein Tools

Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. The majority of Klein tools are manufactured in plants throughout the United States and are the No. 1 choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople. For more information, visit www.kleintools.com.

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